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I Refuse to Conform

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    Smackhead Smackhead 70+, F May 12, 2013

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    On the other hand, anti-conformism kills friendships. Is there space for real friendships without giving up yourself?
    Zennny Zennny 26-30, M Apr 8

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    I refuse to feel sad. I refuse to get depressed. I refuse feeling broken. Will saying change how I feel?
    amyo33 amyo33 22-25 5 days ago

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    I was interested in this young girl. I thought she was pretty and she was really nice and yet when I asked her for a date, she refused. I felt disappointed but felt it was for the...
    boatarde22 boatarde22 26-30, M Apr 8

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    I invited a guy friend my bf clearly doesn't like over to take me over to my gf's house. I use my gf as social support. My guy friend and gf were helping me with my power point...
    Deadlynightshade5 Deadlynightshade5 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 22

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    Worst I see the game and still play hoping for a different result.
    space4rent space4rent 36-40, F Apr 9

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    Once in a while, I struggle with this. But I don't want to be another drama queen.
    astrokitty4341 astrokitty4341 22-25, F Apr 15

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    ... A person when they say they will "always be there for me." Every. Person. Left me. Nothing changes.
    Tantalustay Tantalustay 22-25, M Apr 16

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    Just because i am 21 it does not mean i have to like clubbing, drugs or alcohol!! I am happy with the person i am and the way i live my life, so just please shut up about who i am...
    FearNo1butGod FearNo1butGod 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 27

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    Everyone doesn't pick & choose my life for me . Everyone isn't there when I lay my head on my pillow at night . What I want to be is my business . What decisions I make is my...
    00dom00 00dom00 16-17, F Apr 27

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    rumours aren't true, it is like chinese whispers it starts with the truth then ends with a twist, so don't jugde someone according to a rumour. even if there's an image next to it...
    Chubbybirdy Chubbybirdy 26-30, F Apr 28

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    i had a bad childhood. i grew up fast and misbehaved. i started sleeping around when very young. i enjoy sex with anyone. i enjoy drinking and taking drugs. i do what i need too in...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 14 Responses a week ago

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    I find it unimpressive when I receive messages from men acting all interested in me while their activity displays the plethora of other girls, with cheap profile photos they...
    merrygentry merrygentry 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    For me that means not giving a damn about my extended family. As a new mom they expected me to involve them and reach it but no thanks.
    sahmmama sahmmama 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Hi there men and women of morals, some people do believe in cheating. We've all seen the "I am the other woman" group. They have a great enabling network. Betrayed people, men and...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 14 hrs ago

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    I am a victim- In 09 or 10 1996, my father left a certain German speaking country and travelled on Russian Passport to Moscow accompanied by his two toddlers. My older brother and...
    SteppeChild SteppeChild 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Have you ever felt that people around you are crazy and you're the only sane one? I feel like that at my job a lot of times. Like today, I was overhearing a few co-workers talking...
    Syxshoota Syxshoota 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I started watching him work the Senate floor a few years ago and had so much hope that this day would come. I'm not a Kentucky resident either. Just a girl with a love for...
    endlesschapters endlesschapters 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 7

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    Hey everyone, I just spent roughly an hour looking for somewhere to connect with people that feel the same way as me -- that is, introverted and in distress. All day I've been...
    Missintroverted Missintroverted 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    I Introverted And In Distress Hey everyone, I just spent roughly an hour looking for somewhere to connect with people that feel the same way as me -- that is, introverted and...
    Missintroverted Missintroverted 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 17

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    BREATHE NO MORE...... (I altered some of lyrics for different meanings) I've been looking into the mirror for so long that I have come to believe my soul standing on the...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    I cannot stand them. They treat me like crap, they treat me like a child, and they have always been unfair to me. They treat my older brother like a god. He's 24 and I'm 19. All he...
    marissa0630 marissa0630 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    OK, this is really long but it's my story. Hopefully this resonates with someone. It started a few weeks before I got married, and just escalated. The name-calling, intimidation...
    AllieLeigh AllieLeigh 26-30, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Last night was fantastic... 3 anal *******.. Master said he would use me anally and even though I wasn't in the mood, its not my place to refuse him access to my body. Wow.. he...
    laylad laylad 41-45, F 12 hrs ago

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    Human rights activists thank Lauryn Hill for canceling upcoming concert in Israel.Haidar Eid, a Gaza-based steering committee member with the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic...
    peza peza 51-55, M 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I am doing my GCSEs this year. Even though I've been getting good grades in my mock exams and I am doing well in every subject, I can't help but think that I will screw up my real...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    One of the best things about being on EP is I can be who I truly am. No conformity and no excuses! I can say what I like and I don't have to worry too much. I can finally be...
    anonymuspersona anonymuspersona 31-35, M Apr 14

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    The term, "freedom of speech" and "freedom of expression", are in theory a very rather commodity. In theory, this is a fundamental right, but theoretically, not practically...
    GlassySky GlassySky 18-21 1 Response Apr 17

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    Jelousy. everytime i think i have mastered it, it pops back up. my lovers wife text me to tell me they were in the grocery store. What do I expect them to be doing? for some...
    elljay1212 elljay1212 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 21

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    Prayers for the Supreme Court Case on Redefinition of Marriage I believe, according to the Supreme Court website, that the oral arguments on whether the Court will ban states from...
    conceptualclarity conceptualclarity 51-55, M 4 Responses Apr 28

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    " Why don't you take a chance ? why don't you forget your past ? why don't you make a change ?" No. I just refuse anything new, I refuse to be unique, to be bright though I have...
    bwingbwing97 bwingbwing97 18-21, F Apr 17

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    disclaimer - im infj. and my fingers are numb and cold so im not typing well, sorry about that. :3 not sure if this is gonna post. i dont remeber what i've written on this site...
    surfnatty surfnatty 22-25 1 Response Apr 19

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