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I Refuse to Conform

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 235 People

    Just leave me alone. I am content in living my

    life. I don't need people critiquing my life. Just leave me out of all your silliness. I don't want to be a part of your hopes, fears, insecurities, wishes. I am perfectly well the way i am. I have never sought and never seek anyone's help. I might be weird and strange.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 19, 2014

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    Wait... But? Huh? I Am Conforming to Refuse to Conform?

    OH NO!  Nooooooo!   I didn't mean it !!!
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 5, 2009

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    My Ex Boss Would Be Pleased At the Logo...

    I used to work for MM in the late 90s. :) His philosophy is all about being proud of who you are. I can't say I refuse to conform to everything, though. A sense of etiquette and respect is nice. I know how to say "**** Off" with aplomb. *beam*
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    My Insight Into Giving/Not Giving Into Conformity

    None of us are non-conformists. Take the time to read my first story for this experience, that serves as a part one to this.  EP Link    So, we all conform in some way or another, myself included (your presence on EP, joining experiences and commenting on stories...
    Jiemusu Jiemusu 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 30, 2010

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    I Have Tried

    Seriously I tried it once. Being the outcast kid wasn't getting me much female attention so I tried just being like all the other guys and actually it worked quite well. Thing is I felt like a prat, so I stopped.
    Ketsan Ketsan 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 11, 2009

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    Experience, Acceptance, And Non-conformity

    Life is a journey of self-discovery. In our youngest years, all we can do is absorb the parts of the world to which we are exposed and try and make sense of it.  But as we digest the world, we often break from the Zen path and categorize it into:  things we identify with...
    Freedomofexpression Freedomofexpression 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 20, 2012

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    Conforming

    I see people here writing, I try to be as non conformist or as individual as possible. I don't try, I just happen to be this way. If for one day I could be like everyone else and be able to enjoy things I would be so happy. I feel alone in the world too often, and it scares me...
    StuckWithTheVicious StuckWithTheVicious 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2012

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    Habit of a Lifetime

    Always have, always will. I could've made things much easier by just letting go of my self. I just value my self too highly.. but I like me and i want to keep me. I own me so get lost! hehe.
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 25, 2009

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    Are You Really Non-Conformist? Or Are You Full Of It?

    Here is a quick link to my own account as to why I tried to oppose conformity. EP Link Well, first of all, I'd like to point out that alot of people tend to say they don't conform just to look interesting, to try and give themselves an indentity, or to try and use it for...
    Jiemusu Jiemusu 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 30, 2010

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    Smackhead Smackhead 70+, F May 12, 2013

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    But Sometimes It Happens

    especially online. I blame it on my parents. It's a phenomena I've noticed with myself since our house first got the internet back in the 90's. It started with America Online. One day I found the local chat rooms were full of nothing but people trying to cyber. I think I was all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 3, 2011

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    The ANCHOR that carries me refuses to allow this vessal of mine to sink. Even in my darkest storms of my life, my ANCHOR still holds.
    CandyCrushers CandyCrushers 36-40, F 19 mins ago

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    Just after dawn this morning, I stood face-to-face with my twelve year-old son, incredibly handsome and put - together, in his khakis and light blue oxford button-down dress shirt...
    badassgirrrl badassgirrrl 41-45, F 3 Responses 37 mins ago

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    so, I've been with this guy for almost three months, but we were best friends for 2 1/2 years. recently, yesterday, he said he needed space so he can think. so I said I'd give it...
    Haylee200 Haylee200 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Hi I am new to EP, I decided to start a group named 1970's, since I had alot of experiences in that era. It seems like most of the cool things I did were then in my teen years. No...
    expiali expiali 56-60, M 8 hrs ago

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    I guess I should say "I was". I feel I can finally breathe. I am finally taking my life with my own hands, with no one to hold me back, with no one who changes my priorities, with...
    Natalie012 Natalie012 31-35, F 6 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I said I like it. You don't have to. I'm solitary ( antisocial ) and extremely rebellious and refuse to conform to what's expected of me, and live a solitary life by choice...
    SolitaryAce SolitaryAce 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    I try and avoid it as much as possible....
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 4 days ago

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    So my entire family blames me for my mom being a drug addict because I won't talk to her or have any contact with her whatsoever. She just went back to rehab for the 6th time this...
    Sparklyblueunicorns Sparklyblueunicorns 22-25, F 11 Responses 4 days ago

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    Alright so I am 17 years old yes I'm Into marvel and super heros... And I'm proud my favorite princess is princess aurora and I went school shopping and got 3 shirts superman...
    Eloradanan98 Eloradanan98 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    heck no! I make my own rules!!! lol kmsl
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 5 days ago

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    I thought he was the man I was going to spend my life with at 21 and 5 years into our relationship I knew that was no longer a possibility. Me and T. Had an amazing relationship...
    2015dao 2015dao 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I HATE My Dad So earlier today, my dad, not after ten minutes when he got home, came up to me and said “What did you do today?” Now we’ve had this exchange before; him...
    FluttershyLabeouf FluttershyLabeouf 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    i burp fart & sneeze,,,kick spit and scratch like any homosapien should take a **** while chatting on the phone and think nothing of it......and yes my bedhead is adorable
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    My husband of almost 5 years came here on a visa from Germany almost 7 years ago. I was in the process of a messy divorce from my first husband which went on almost 2 years after I...
    schweineloeffel schweineloeffel 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    No matter how hard I try to get rid of you. Deep down. I'll always want you. I try to sleep but I can't even though I want to I can't because when I am about to close my eyes. I...
    Ownership Ownership 22-25, F a week ago

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    I have an HIV+ bf and I'd like to know what will he possibly experience in the coming months/years. As of now I'm HIV negative and I want to give him all the support I can. He...
    daroq daroq 22-25, M Aug 26

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    I have been told by people before that I am no good and I will never amount to anything. But who are those people to say those things about me? Most of them who say that don't know...
    chloehenderson chloehenderson 13-15, F Aug 24

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    This is a file photo of a cow being slaughtered at the farm I buy my cows from, they are humanely immobilized before being stunned, a very humane way to be slaughtered:) To people...
    JennyTom JennyTom 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    but If I had to kill my own meat I'd become a vegetarian
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M Aug 24

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    Been struggling with anorexia for the last 9 years of my life I have always been slim and tall when I was 11 and forst went to secondary school everyone used to comment on how...
    leahlovesyou leahlovesyou 22-25, F Aug 23

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    I don't really have any other place to process this, so I'll just do it here. This has got to be the craziest Rollercoaster of emotions I've ever experienced. When we finally...
    mg75 mg75 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 22

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    I am known to be a very easy going person. I tend to prefer to lighten the mood and make others comfortable around me. That being said, when in work mode, I am very focused and...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    Cut a long story short, I have an 18yo cat whom I have owned/has owned me since the second he was born. Recently he has come across a couple of health issues resulting in divided...
    Theboneclocks Theboneclocks 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I am the non conformist type of black woman so growing up, I never fit in. I was bullied brutally and constantly. I never liked ebonics or the stereotypical slang. I can't even...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    No one to blame The sun goes down, its crimson rays Light up the dying day; A startled glance I throw behind And count my triumph shame...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 20

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    "Hostile against religions" - that's the technical definition; I take "hostile" to mean "aggressively against something", in this case religion. That I am not. I just think...
    Logikal Logikal 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Rom 12:2 Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is...
    RepentTillSeptember RepentTillSeptember 26-30, M Aug 19

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    Ok, so I'm just gonna say it, I'm radical and I'm not going to apologize for it. I'm madly in love with Jesus and I'm having issues with mainline religions and some charismatic...
    cjkenton cjkenton 36-40 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Earl Nightingale - The Strangest Secret" The opposite of courage in our society isn't cowardity, it's conformity."I came across this video on youtube today. I listened to this for...
    sarasakun sarasakun 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    'Cus steak is ******* GREAT
    DrDeathDefying DrDeathDefying 18-21, F Aug 18

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    Shame on you! How can you put a price on someone's life!? We're all equal and we all have the right to live, "one who agrees with abuse with his silence, might as well be the...
    itaih1 itaih1 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 18