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I Refuse to Conform

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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Dec 20, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Smackhead Smackhead 70+, F May 12, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    I wish I didn't have to deal with this. This is so hard. I thought since I felt better the last couple of days, I must have arrived to the next step in this whole process but no...
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    http://abtds.me/?target=-2AAIxAwElAAAAAAAAAAAAÎn prezent, fumatul este o problemă serioasă. Din păcate, există încă mult prea mulți fumători în țara...
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    wonderofwonders1 wonderofwonders1 41-45, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    This isn't what the title makes it sound like. I am 16 and I want to be teenager because it feels like I haven't yet. I'm just wondering if anyone else feels like this - like we...
    notquitehuman notquitehuman 16-17, F 9 hrs ago

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    I sleep with not just one, but about 6-10 of them at a time. They placate my loneliness, as pathetic as I might sound. It is expected of me to have left the habit of sleeping with...
    TheemopandaX TheemopandaX 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I will tell my what my disability is.. I have a learning disability with a TMI.. Witch is traumatic brain injury and PST chronic PST and depression and anxiety.. People like me...
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    I have always been more comfortable and open with strangers but usually had online conversations with them. But yesterday I wasn't myself. I left the house to go to a course lesson...
    darkblue0909 darkblue0909 18-21, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I simply do not understand how some people can be so disgusted with non conformist or non traditional thinking. I grew up in a urban area so I'm used to liberal mentality. But I...
    Nadiiaa Nadiiaa 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I also hated conformity, especially when it comes to corporate thinking. I once thought about going into business then I remembered that if have to dress up, be extremely polite...
    Nadiiaa Nadiiaa 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    treated poorly anymore by women Lying down and essentially giving them a Free pass Because they're female. I'm at the point where I've started to realize it would just be...
    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    No, I do not have a relationship, but I am broken in another way. There was this person I met, and I've never met a person like him ever in my life. The chances of us meeting were...
    Birdielle Birdielle 16-17, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    In the past, I've been very vocal against attitudes and general rules, which would, if taken to their natural conclusion, make life as a fat appreciator virtually impossible. In a...
    Hymnguy Hymnguy 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    Adaptation is knowing what is appropriate in context and company you are in. For example, I wouldn't talk about certain things in front of my grandparents that I would say to a...
    moonlightflower moonlightflower 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Son principe premier stipulait que les formes juridiques qui enserrent le travail ne visent qu’à reconnatre la nécessité de l’acte lui-même, à expliciter l’échelle des...
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    It is frustrating when you find a book that you think would be an interesting read and then find out it is part of a series and not the first one at that. Sometimes that is not a...
    burgh712009 burgh712009 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 28

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    it would be to confusing to read out of order and I would miss some things
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    When we were young my brother read the Harry Potter books backwards. I think the fifth book had just come out in swedish and he decided to start with that one and then read the...
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