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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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    Smackhead Smackhead 70+, F May 12, 2013

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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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    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 am just myself. Love me

    or hate me. It doesn't Bother me either way. What category are you.... I am none lol!
    NihilImpetus NihilImpetus 31-35, F Mar 19

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    It's the only way to be happy... You don't conform you'll be alone and unhappy. I'm taking the red pill :(
    JustMeWuuuut JustMeWuuuut 26-30, M 5 days ago

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    I refuse to fall in love because it's I don't know what it's like. Yes it's scary. It's not that I particularly don't want to fall in love. I just prefer not to give the wrong...
    Sacryfice Sacryfice 26-30, F Nov 7

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    11 years ago my partner needed my wages to help him secure the mortgage to buy his family home. I did not want to move there, didn't actually aspire to own my own home. But he...
    bigjugs4u2milk bigjugs4u2milk 46-50, F Nov 13

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    All my life, since the day I was born into this life, I have been hurt. People have used me, abused me horrifically as a child, tried to kill me, and much more. Everytime I think...
    simplynickstill simplynickstill 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 25

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    My last semester in High School was going to be the best thing that has ever happened to me. I was in course for Music Business and Song Making. Everyone made their own original...
    xluhhv xluhhv 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 9

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    After all that has happened, I get a message from EP. This is what it says; EPAllie 5 hrs ago We appreciate having you as a member! While we encourage you to share and connect...
    time4fun time4fun 46-50, M 6 Responses Nov 11

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    I am sorry but...I am just not ready for Christmas...I find I get a bit emotional but when it's here I normally love it...I just wonder about this year. Facing big changes in my...
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 9 Responses Nov 12

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    I love the holidays! Everything about them! The only dimmer I have on this time of year is my husband. I'm one of those gift giving fiends. I fret and stew over every single one. I...
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 13

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    Are scapegoats just bringing it on themselves? Please don't be offended by this. It's a genuine question to think... 'Can I change this? Or is it them...?'
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 16-17, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Everytime I do to them what they do to me I'm made out to be a crazy, bad daughter that 'starts' things. I.e 'ohhhhh I'm not gonna sit all day long and go around in circles with...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 16-17, F 14 hrs ago

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    I'm traumatized by how I've been treated in the past where my parents could have helped me but they chose to save themselves over their daughter. When things were right in front of...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 16-17, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    PYWACKET PYWACKET 61-65, M 1 Response Nov 4

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    Successful Biker Most real bikers are distinguished by the fact that they refuse to allow themselves to be defined (and limited) by others’ assessments. Your problem is how to...
    MFBG MFBG 61-65, M 3 Responses Nov 10

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    So glad to have found a forum on which to share my experience with Aspergers. I'm hoping for some ideas and strategies to better cope. Both my Husband and Stepson are afflicted...
    Aspierollercoasterride Aspierollercoasterride 36-40, F 6 hrs ago

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    I had seen the header and had to laugh. How very true, I thought to myself. Just kidding.... Personally I don't consider myself to be sexy and am amused when people say that I am...
    AthenaJones AthenaJones 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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    1) I'm from Ohio 2) I'm in college 3) I love to sing 4) I hate idiots 5) I'm a dog person 6) I dig Hispanics 7) I'm constantly questioning everything 8) I hate shopping 9) I need...
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Feeling: Can someone answer this defining question which why this lifestyle is opposed by many? Why am I not allowed to stroll through my own house naked? Is there such a problem...
    vmkblaster vmkblaster 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    I love girly clothes they are so much better than guys glitches. I love how skirts flow with your body and allow so much freedom. I love how panties conform to the body and curve...
    LexyCD LexyCD 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Short version: I was groomed for abuse by my father, who is a con artist and not a part of my life anymore. He kidnapped my sibling and I when we were little and we were missing...
    iamowl iamowl 31-35, F 11 hrs ago

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    Well I'm right back to square one AGAIN!! I was in a position very much the same as I am now before and I seem to b on a merry-go-round of the same relationships that last years...
    Squeekarose Squeekarose 31-35, F 10 hrs ago

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    Dating hints for gentlemen There are lots of ways to ruin a date. Here are a few things NOT to say on a date... I really don't like this restaurant that much, but I wanted to...
    linda linda 21-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I am not yet born; O hear me. Let not the bloodsucking bat or the rat or the stoat or the club-footed ghoul come near me. I am not yet born, console me. I fear that the human race...
    Deepinthemeadow1 Deepinthemeadow1 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    I really hate to be an ******* to my family, but I guess I'm going to have to be to drive in the nail that I do not and will never believe in any god, not just theirs. It's really...
    SimplyAtheist SimplyAtheist 22-25, M 7 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I miss my 2 cats so much and cry many nights when I'm alone and lonely. I love dogs and I have a mastiff/lab now but he's more like one of my children and is very needy. Cats are...
    Ladyscorpioz Ladyscorpioz 36-40, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I wonder how can I stay so positive and optimistic about my status. I don't understand why some people find it hard to accept their statuses like I have mine. I refuse to...
    Anon2710 Anon2710 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    {Finally, It really is up into the purchasers to come to a decision, according to repair disclosures and enter from an inspector, and maybe an attorney and structural engineer, no...
    Matthew9360qft1 Matthew9360qft1 31-35, M 1 Response 32 mins ago

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    I think I've become one of those people who doesn't shut up about their pets. Every time I see one of my roommates, I end up going on and on about something funny that Magic did...
    TheBadgeringWitness TheBadgeringWitness 26-30 1 Response 30 mins ago

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    why try and change anyone, conformity is boring. I know I am guilty of conforming to meet certain expectations at work, but that's business and it is yawn inspiring
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M Oct 26

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    For some reason, I've always had trouble conforming. During school, I felt this way. I feel as if the students getting high marks are just conforming to the teacher's and...
    NatashaRose NatashaRose 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 9

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    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    (From left to right: Maisie and Charlie)On 19th September 2013, I lost the most friendliest and lovable cat I have ever had the pleasure of having as a pet.His name was Charlie and...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 14

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    Laurenazrj90 Laurenazrj90 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 24

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    I grew up with a lot of abuse in general, and there are so many consequences that I had to work through in order to come out above the ‘programming’ of the mind, which often...
    phoenix66 phoenix66 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 24

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