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I Refuse to Conform

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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!
    CarcinogenicCacti CarcinogenicCacti 31-35, F Mar 19

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Most of my life I've felt somewhat suffocated. Conformism has been a considerable source of anxiety for me; I grew up in a fairly conservative area, went to a very preppy kind of...
    necxo necxo 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 28

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    I feel like this is kind of conformity in a sense
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F Aug 28

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    How about people actually wake up and stop ignoring things and pretending they aren't happening. I used to be open minded but now not so much. I refuse to live in lala land with...
    louisthepearl louisthepearl 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I was told that all my problems ( pain and stiffness and swelling and ill feeling) were all in my head and caused by anxiety. I was advised to seek anxiety treatment but I turned...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F Aug 29

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    I was 12 years old and I didn't have any protection. For the longest, I regretted not going through with it, but I saved myself for my high school sweetheart that I met when I was...
    iamokaynow iamokaynow 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 2

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    Maybe I used to accept this pity from others before, it is because I was thirsty for feelings, lonely and needed compassion and love. Nothing changed really, maybe I am even in a...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Sep 2

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    Except my office uses Windows computers. I ask myself to forgive myself before and after work each day.
    Sgm51ngc5194 Sgm51ngc5194 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 4

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    Well about to head to work pretty soon it hope it rains and we can get out tonight out of work early
    Johntruck17 Johntruck17 18-21, M Sep 6

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    This isn't really an excuse but ever since I was little I was brought up to dislike anyone that isn't white. Yes it sounds harsh and yes I could change but I'm not gonna. I have...
    Krystal666 Krystal666 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    Because me saw how looney they are.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 8

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    My friend got a woman pregnant after dating for about a year. She was so nice and I was happy for him. When she got pregnant he was looking forward to raising the baby, but she...
    LifeDispenser LifeDispenser 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 11

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    Been there done that! and i will not let anyone control me ever again. It was awful, oppressive and i lost myself in the shuffle because of it. It happens sometimes, to some people...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    My conviction is that showing and giving my body to my beloved is a gift. And receiving my partner’s body is a privilege. I believe in honoring this generous exchange. And love...
    jenga1 jenga1 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm fighting an on going battle in life. My struggle is long, hard, and hopefully worth it. My whole life I have always had a bad habit of befriending the wrong people. I've always...
    XxNewlifexX XxNewlifexX 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    i just read some disgusting posts in the experience tag "i am against feminism" from WOMEN. one even said that conforming to traditional roles is the ONLY way a happy and stable...
    artandtravel artandtravel 16-17, F 14 hrs ago

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    To be a vacation business regulatory overall body, ABTA maintains a demanding Code of Conduct and ABTA organizations conform to be bound through the Code This assists to make sure...
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    I'm will not conform any longer to this system I refuse to any longer I could finish the next 2 years go to a college I could get all the degrees up to the "highest" one but to me...
    Summersee Summersee 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    suite. Le Secrétariat général souhaite assurément que soit ménagée une passerelle entre l’enseignement public et l’enseignement privé160;; mais il ne fait pas du...
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    10 En 1890, la France veut donc avoir la pleine possession des villes aboméennes de Cotonou et Ouidah qu’elle occupe déjà, ce que le roi Glélé puis son successeur Béhanzin...
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    If the sun refused to shine, I would still be loving you. When mountains crumble to the sea, there will still be you and me. Kind woman, I give you my all, Kind woman, nothing...
    s0undgarden s0undgarden 16-17, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    You’ll learn, as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to...
    Indigolesbian70 Indigolesbian70 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    I can no more manage my part of the upkeep of your boat for the reason that I haven't any cash. I needed to file a request towards the courtroom to generate him cooperate from the...
    Peternhj Peternhj 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    When you are acquiring problems in getting a tour operator to respond to your criticism, you must use the subsequent rule and complain regarding the insufficient reaction. ABTA...
    Jenipe Jenipe 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 3

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    ...because I rant not, neither rave of what I feel, can you be so shallow as to dream that I feel nothing? ” “I was the nicest person you'd ever want to know," Alex recalls...
    Bumblebeat Bumblebeat 61-65, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    "Conform, do as you're told, we know best..." No, the best life is the one you enjoy the most because you retain your own values and remain focused on your vision, not simply...
    Summersee Summersee 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I am in a deep forest. My throat is parched and my lips are dry. Under the huge canopy of the trees a well appears, brimming with water. I scoop the water in my palms and I drink...
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    I will try to describe my sexless marriage. We have been together for a long time. We met in high school and were each others first lovers. Both of us were shy and insecure and...
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    As violent persecution against Christians around the world intensifies, Ronald S. Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, in a recent op-ed bluntly asks, "Why is the world...
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    implies shoppers will receive a substantial regular of services, fair conditions of buying and selling, precise data and assured complaint handling methods if something goes...
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    I stay awake as long as possible in the night usually before school because I know that the sooner I go to sleep I'll have to go to school, then wait 6 hours and then have free...
    GeorgioMac GeorgioMac 31-35, M 7 hrs ago

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    Ok this a long text to my husband I felt like I needed to let this out. Excuse my language also, I only do it when I'm mad. I ******* spend 42 hours in the hospital 42 trying...
    Melissa0326 Melissa0326 18-21 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I just wish that I had someone to talk to about my crush it's in one of my experiences so plz help me but first read it then u know what I'm working with but on Friday I was...
    FlyingAwayAndFallingApart FlyingAwayAndFallingApart 18-21, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Its been a long time I haven't post anything. I'm still in SM and I'm still outsourcing. i don't use the term cheating because from wikipedia : "Cheating is the getting of reward...
    Missberry73 Missberry73 41-45, F 8 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I feel like i have no friends! Not in real life,not even on EP anymore.It seems like all my EP friends forgot me.And all the people in non-cyber world don't give a damn about me.I...
    Mihael122 Mihael122 18-21, T 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    when i was about 7 or 8 years old as amily always use to attend the church we had a special outfits anyway moving on to the story this particular sunday i did not want to attend...
    naughtykerry8 naughtykerry8 26-30, F 1 Response 21 mins ago

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    Things that I'm passionate about... My boys. They are my true heart and soul. Of all the things I've done in my life, raising them, knowing them and learning from them has made me...
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