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I Refuse to Conform

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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 9 Responses Mar 28, 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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    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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    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

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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 1 Response Dec 20, 2012

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    I am just myself. Love me

    or hate me. It doesn't Bother me either way. What category are you.... I am none lol!
    TheBoylenator TheBoylenator 70+, F Mar 19

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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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    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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    I Am An Individual

    I will not conform entirely to any group to which I belong. There may be others like me but I stand alone. I am my own person, I am not a clone or a prototype of another. Sure you can label me: liberal, bookworm, disabled, atheist, writer...
    missymonkery missymonkery 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22, 2009

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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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    Related Experiences

    What's "normal" for someone else may not be to me. I'll make my own decisions.
    bluebox35 bluebox35 36-40 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Gossip=social disease. It's mindless exchange of mindless words between mindless people. And I feel for those who have to work with them. The only thing that can change their...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F Jun 28

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    Go Away, The pain, Breath in, Breath out, Push the pain down, Pull it out my heart, Put it in that box, Grab my tears, Mop them up, Don't cry no more, Shut of from the world, The...
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    Though, most of my beliefs and morals lean towards Conservative/Republican, I do not claim them. I do not align myself with any political party. They all have their flaws and I can...
    djag2007 djag2007 22-25, M Jul 1

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    Nobody bullies me. Anymore lol. Hey u gotta live and learn, right? I'm more aware and stronger now so bring it, *****! ;) I'm just grateful that I am an open and honest person so...
    HeartLion85 HeartLion85 26-30 Jul 10

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    The last couple months have been rough on my family. A lot of unforeseen problems have happened that cost us a lot of money. Our lights were turned off a couple weeks ago. We had...
    Nextvic Nextvic 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Soz; but that's just how I am. Go ahead; call me a hypocrite.
    ValentinaMoon ValentinaMoon 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Theres so much in the world and the very idea of settling makes me sick.
    that1girl23 that1girl23 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Do not do this. EVER for any reason.
    kevinshows kevinshows 16-17, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Just read a beautiful article about how things were. I could relate to it cause the scenes were pretty similar in the area I lived as well, may be in your surroundings too. And...
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    Sheep Spirit Animal The presence of the sheep spirit animal offers ways to get in touch with the innocence and vulnerability in you. In the realm of spirit animals whether it’s...
    Skylar2000 Skylar2000 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Alright, this became a thing recently. Why does it matter if I am male or female. I believe in gender non-binary, a thing where I refuse to conform to the gender roles & stigma...
    RokerVazi RokerVazi 18-21 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Okay, let's get something straight. There is a HUGE difference between the "Devil" and Father Satan. First of all, the Devil is a mythological character created by Christians. This...
    narutobuddy narutobuddy 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 14

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    Religious (ego) Consciousness, True Consciousness (subconscious experience), and Spiritual Consciousness (super conscious) *Disclaimer: Controversial. Not for the emotionally...
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    Martin Luther King Jr. "I want to say to you this morning, my friends, that somewhere along the way you should discover something that’s so dear, so precious to you, that is so...
    zooloothe1st zooloothe1st 26-30, F Jun 27

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    RABBI SHMULEY BOTEACH SAYS MUSLIMS SAVED JEWShttp://thedeenshow.com/watch/2844/rabbi-shmuley-boteach-says-muslims-saved-jewsMuslims and Jews: a historical perspective that reveals...
    moonii moonii 18-21, F Jul 12

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    I have sisters that are twins. I think they are awesome. I see things that are great about having a twin and things not so great. I am so proud of my sisters because they are...
    Flygirl827 Flygirl827 41-45 Jun 25

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    ...Or am I? Should be the three additional words accompanying this title for myself. Could it be an ephemeral fascination, or rather, a hidden facet covered by my once altruistic...
    youmemeyou youmemeyou 18-21, F Jun 25

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    Expect the unexpected. I keep people guessing, why spoil the surprise? It's a party everyday live while your alive. I'm a great listener and am very patient with others. I'm open...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    It's not my fault, you know. None of it is. I was born this way, most of you were born a very different way. And that's okay. Just let me be myself, and we'll get along just fine...
    TragicMonkey TragicMonkey 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 27

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    My entire life I've been told how/what to think and to not question things (esp. religious/political matters) by my parents, leaders, teachers, etc... Aside from the 'Gay issue...
    dukelostboy25 dukelostboy25 26-30, M Jun 27

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    So I need to vent. I am a child of an alcholic. I am fro a dysfunctional background. I really struggle with it as an adult, I struggle with relationships, I struggle with...
    ithappenedtome2 ithappenedtome2 36-40 1 Response Jun 28

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    So awhile back someone told me that I was the glass half empty kind of person. Well technically speaking that's just stupid. Whether the glass is half empty or half full, it...
    ChrisAJ1970 ChrisAJ1970 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 28

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    i am not sure whether this type of behaviour comes down to ********** or just plain abuse we have online predators on this site, who are adults, who prey on the young ignorant...
    indigowitch indigowitch 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    I am an adult male who likes collecting plushies, specifically those that embody all the female fictional characters I love so much. I started collecting the 20" Princess plushies...
    dancefan dancefan 26-30 1 Response Jun 29

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    Hello. First off, I am not an indigo child. Or at least I don't think I am. I just wanted to know how a believer would view my philosophy on the subject. I have IN. ADHD, OCD...
    Shade13579 Shade13579 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    So a pastor asked me that if there was no god, why it would be wrong to "humanely" shoot a group of orphans playing at the park in the back of their heads so they wouldn't feel...
    chips24 chips24 18-21, M Jun 30

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    I have never heard of it but apparently its an obsessive disorder and people with borderline personality and anxiety disorder have it. I don't know how i am going to stop because i...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F Jul 1

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    In fact, I think a college degree makes you conform to certain standards and norms... and cliffs and sams... What employers want these days is someone that thinks outside the box...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    I wish these damn conformists would stop shoving this **** down my throat. The worst part though is the fact that anyone who even seems slightly against homosexuality gets terribly...
    WinterIncandescence WinterIncandescence 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    Absolutely, like totally, man,cause they help our vocabularies! :) Despite the popularity of Kindles and other digital media,or perhapsbecause it the appeal of the "hard copy...
    SpiraMirabilis SpiraMirabilis 31-35 4 Responses Jul 3

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    "I don't want to waste my time become another casualty of society I'll never fall in line Become another victim of your conformity And back down." Fat Lip, Sum 41
    PanicAtTheDiscount PanicAtTheDiscount 13-15, F Jul 4

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    When I was younger my older sisters bullied me! When I was in my late teens and 20's they would criticize me, judge me unjustly and report me to my very unrealistically...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 4

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    Des captures d'écran en provenance de Weibo, le réseau social chinois, ont mis en évidence l'utilisation d'un écran QHD et d'un modem compatible 4G pour le futur smartphone...
    kongexpe kongexpe 26-30, M Jul 5

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    1. I like stretching boundaries and not conforming to societys rules 2. Sometimes I'll visit forbidden sites 3. I'm spiritual but anti-religious 4. I believe in aliens, afterlife...
    truthseekr truthseekr 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 5

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