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I Question Social Norms

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    What Is Normal?

    I don't believe in "normal". We are all different and we all have pros and cons. I wish people wouldn't judge or hate.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 6, 2010

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    Norms

    They annoy me. Sleep at this time, wake at this time, shower at this time, eat at this time, work at this time. I do not want to play by these rules. I need to do these things whenever I ******* feel like without other people's comments.
    Mediocre Mediocre 22-25, F 6 Responses Mar 22, 2010

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    Who's In Control?

                Who regulates social norms anyways? Social norms are established to be seen as the way life has always "been." As time passes people change and these "norms" no longer fit accordingly to our society. I believe...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 27, 2010

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    Stereotype

      A stereotype is not forgetting.
    fascad3 fascad3 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 16, 2010

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    Hi All. What Time Does Norm Come By?

    I have some questions for him.(A thousand pardons if this joke has already been used.)
    Wilbury Wilbury 41-45, M Sep 1, 2011

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    There Is No "norm"

    The beauty lies in the differences, the uniqueness.... The passions and traditions of other cultures and languages.... The way you are the only one who is uniquely you....that is beautiful... Follow your own truth and be open to learn about others' truths, there are many...
    CoracaoQuebrado CoracaoQuebrado 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 19, 2010

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    Why Question?

    You shouldn't question social norms. You should try to understand them in context. All social norms make sense in their own context. You start 'questioning' when you really don't understand the context.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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    Social Norms

    Social norms,Question 'em,These days,Standards,Where have they gone?
    stormcape3 stormcape3 46-50 Sep 5, 2012

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    Pink Is For Girls and Blue Is For Boys

    When my daughter was born I was very much against dressing her in pink or even dressing her in dresses.  Roj and I were addamant that our girl was going to grow up to me a women who was confident and unrepressed by a male dominant world.  We chose a femine but "...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 6 Responses Sep 23, 2009

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    I Don't Shave Regularly

    What's the point?? There's a reason why hair grows there right? And my husband doesn't mind so I don't bother. However, if I do wear a dress or shorts I will shave but most of the time I wear pants so who cares. And my arm pits? I hardly ever shave those even if they are...
    loudamy loudamy 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 29, 2012

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    Guys And Their Legs.

    I'm not sure if this rates as a social norm or not but it is definitely something that seems to be universal amongest men in the western world...especially in rural areas. Men. They stand around in groups at parties, meetings, field days, other social events catching up with...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 100 Responses Feb 8, 2010

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    The Individual And The Collective

    Paraphrasing one of my literary heroes, H.L. Mencken, my last words on the gallows will be to condemn collectivism in all of its forms. In the continuing struggle between "individualism" and "collectivism," you will always find me in the company of the former. I recall a...
    kayaker712 kayaker712 61-65, M 1 Response Jul 5, 2010

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    Who the Hell Invented Ironing??

    Creaseless clothes, tableclothes, sheets, socks, undies etc - what a stupid, pointless thing for us to worry about!  I don't iron very often but I am annoyed that I feel the need to on occasion.  Do people really care if my children arrive at school with...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 20 Responses Sep 23, 2009

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    Facade (of Stones)

    I have no idea what social norms are anymore.  When I was young social norms were everywhere.  There seemed a clear set of well-defined social mores and rules, laid down by generations, that were only there to be laughed and sneered at.  Rules vs social stigma.  The older I...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 Mar 29, 2011

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    Social Norms

    I came across this as I tend to question the society. Social Norms in my view can be corrupt as well. I have became socially awkward since my childhood. Even my school reports it as well when I reread my school's record of achievement. Most So called Norms are not normal in my...
    Vinnie01 Vinnie01 31-35, M Mar 4, 2013

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    Waxing and Shaving.

     Why do men and women need to shave/wax?  We really must have had plenty of time to develop new, pointless things occupy ourselves at some stage in our evolution!   P.S. I often go without shaving under my arms for weeks and go swim regularly at a public swimming...
    wildernessgirl wildernessgirl 36-40 27 Responses Sep 24, 2009

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    Took the test. Got the diagnosis. I have social anxiety. I am in therapy one or two hours each week. It helps to talk, but I have a tight family who simply can't stop having social...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I can't even remember when it started. Probably high school. It was awful. I didn't fit in. As an adult I don't fit in with the people around me as well. I'm just not like the...
    PersiaRuby PersiaRuby 22-25, F 4 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I've always been an introvert. A regular introvert isn't necessarily shy or lacks social skills, but I eventually grew to be a little more than that. Now I am not only an...
    EmIntrovert EmIntrovert 16-17, F 6 Responses Jun 29

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    I have nothing to do right now so shoot questions my way. Dirty questions are allowed
    annie760 annie760 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Seriously, message me with any question you got, i really like answering peoples questions, I think it's fun. :)
    ForeverMe88 ForeverMe88 13-15, M 56 mins ago

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    It has been said that we are social animals. I think that's true. Even introverts like me value connections, we just value fewer and deeper connections than what the social media...
    LostInTheWoulds LostInTheWoulds 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    if I'm around people I don't know or someone I like it's like I co completely mute, I can talk but I just don't and when I do for some reason my voice goes to the lowest level it...
    JuanitaaLovee JuanitaaLovee 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    I Took The 41 Question Personality Test Your personality type: "Dreamy Idealist" Quiet, reflective and idealistic. Interested in serving humanity. Well-developed value system...
    Diabo1ique Diabo1ique 70+ Jun 30

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    Lol I'm sooo bored pls ask me random interesting questions lol I'm dying of boredom
    burnout77 burnout77 16-17, F 16 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Ask me anything you can think of :3 please try to be creative and try not to ask the same questions as others :3
    Mineman214 Mineman214 18-21, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I will answer any question because I am bored
    dime123456789 dime123456789 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I am new here and will answer any question honestly or as best as I can :-)
    HeartBroken93 HeartBroken93 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    Anything at all, just no stupid questions!
    EvaSFenty EvaSFenty 18-21, F 7 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I will answer any question you ask about my day. Let the mystery be solved!
    wiseprotector wiseprotector 41-45, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Please??((: I never get questions.
    HirariHuur HirariHuur 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    This will take a bit. 1. What would you name your future daughter? Leah Eryka _______ 2. Do you miss anyone? I have no reason to miss anyone 3. What if I told you that you were...
    DarkSoulInsaneHeart DarkSoulInsaneHeart 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    If you would like to join a new social media movement and get paid for being a first inviter, please visit www.L9app.com/mishelleb and watch the introduction video. Also, watch...
    neeva2u neeva2u 46-50, F Jul 10

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    I will answer any question you asked me I am just a bit lonely at the moment so asked me what questions you like
    noboys noboys 22-25, F 7 Responses Jun 28

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    Hi, I am 13 (my birthdays in the summer) I am going into highschool this coming school year. I have been diagnose with social anxiety for a really long time but it start truly...
    katieerika katieerika 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I didn't realise that I had social anxiety until I took the Liebowitz Social Anxiety test 2 days ago. I scored a 91, saying that I have severe social anxiety. My doctor made me...
    Hazelgrace22 Hazelgrace22 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I/we are huge fans and participant in Social Nudity. The freedom of being completely open and unencumbered by stereotypes and pre-judgments based on clothing or jewelry, etc. is...
    selaparty selaparty 46-50, M Jul 15

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    I won't count how many friends I have in my circle.. cos I only have one (the administrator I guess).. I won't initiate chat with other people.. cos I can't think of any topic...
    Onger Onger 26-30, M Jun 26

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    When i first joined EP i was soo much excited with this whole idea of talking to people all around the globe.Initially i tried to acquaint myself with far too many..then among...
    raul6592 raul6592 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    In the latest poll, 58% of Americans now believe that the Obama administration is incompetent at managing the federal government. My question is what type of hallucinogenic drugs...
    zakkattakk zakkattakk 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    I am so socially awkward that I am nervous to see my family in california and now that im here im nervous to leave my room and socialize. I hate confrontation and i dont like going...
    oneepicboss oneepicboss 13-15, M Jun 25

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    I have to type this ASAP before my mind decides that I should forget it. I have been thinking about something and somehow stumbled onto why I think I am depressed at the moment...
    30Hemm 30Hemm 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 4

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    Ehhhhh. I guess I do have it...Just a bit? Hehehe. I am an introvert. I have no problem with making friends and talking to people...But there are dome issues I have seen. I have...
    Wewerethereinthattime Wewerethereinthattime 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    I have been diagnosed with clinical depression from the age of 15. I guess what got me started was the constant bullying I endured through my school years. At the age of 14, I...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Has anyone truly outgrown their quiet,shy nature?Bloomed from the anti social cocooned caterpillar to the beautiful social butterfly? if yes, then do share your experience. if not...
    booklover4ever booklover4ever 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I can be socially awkward to people I don't know and when I have to force something out of me that doesn't feel right. But idk why I would post that to social media...
    equalseaker212 equalseaker212 18-21, M Jun 26

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    My boyfriend thought this would be a good idea but I fear I'll just be a voice lost among many here. I don't know that I have social anxiety. I haven't seen a doctor. And I don...
    PrivateB PrivateB 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 30

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    Today is July 4th..another holiday spent alone. i spend all holidays alone. people have stopped inviting me over because i always make up an excuse to not go. i get so anxious and...
    welcome2myworld welcome2myworld 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 4