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I Refuse to Conform

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 232 People

    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 26-30, F 9 Responses Mar 28, 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 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 25, 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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    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 22-25 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 22-25 May 5, 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 22-25 Jan 19, 2014

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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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    I am just myself. Love me

    or hate me. It doesn't Bother me either way. What category are you.... I am none lol!
    AntiBullying AntiBullying 31-35, F Mar 19, 2014

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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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    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 18-21, 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 18-21, M 5 Responses Aug 30, 2010

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    I am gender non-conforming. GNC means I am male and I have the male body, but I am not masculine at all. I wear dresses, I wear make-up, I act feminine. I identify as gender fluid...
    QueerCobweb QueerCobweb 13-15, F Feb 23

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    Iv been dealing with this pregnancy all alone since you made the decision to leave me and blame it all on me. Calling me up to break it off with me, not even giving me the respect...
    MissiTeej MissiTeej 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    so true yep yep yep yepyep
    mysteriousnite mysteriousnite 13-15, F Feb 8

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    I've been separated for 4 years. There's zero chance of reconciliation. I'd rather commit adultary technically than go through the paperwork. No signs of him ever divorcing me.
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 10

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    ..............Like a phone.
    Rosieeeee Rosieeeee 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I'm a browser snob. I only ever use Chrome. If it's not available, I'll use Safari. But that's really it.
    3lli 3lli 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    I've thought about this for the longest time. My happiness solely depends on my ability to support others and provide something that contributes to their happiness. At least that's...
    ronin17 ronin17 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Today, at work of all places, I was offered a drug by one of my coworkers. It was a powdery green substance he claimed to be from an exotic plant that produced "calming" effects...
    lovelywarpedlemon lovelywarpedlemon 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Not interested.. either to get one or to give one.. The world is far too wonderful and too large to treat anything like American football..
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was at my friends and she clicked on internet explorer. I almost cried. I had to push her off the chair and go on chrome instead.
    xboredbitchxx xboredbitchxx 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Everybody sins,and everybody has their favorite vice,and their secret crimes.The question you should ask,is not what they did ,but why? The why people do things in the world ,will...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    The Fear of Failure Failure is something that was taught to be feared. It brings shame, humiliation upon our glorious name. We’ll be conformed to stupidity and qualities of...
    WinterWisper WinterWisper 22-25 1 Response Feb 9

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    The Fear of Failure Failure is something that was taught to be feared. It brings shame, humiliation upon our glorious name. We’ll be conformed to stupidity and qualities of...
    WinterWisper WinterWisper 22-25 Feb 9

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    12 things I observed about my in laws: 1. Inability to recognize and accept change in family relations and dynamics. Your son/brother has new priorities; his wife has taken the...
    ZolaJam ZolaJam 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 9

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    CONFORMITY My war against conformity has been a long one. The conflict beginning in Middle School. I didn't play football or any other team sports, my love affair with all things...
    Lemartes Lemartes 31-35, M Feb 6

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    This is how it started… A year ago I came to view my flat and instantly I felt attracted to him, we were about 6 people viewing the flat at the same time and I could feel him...
    lalamine lalamine 22-25, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    just biding my time..I'm out..I refuse to be an option.. there's someone out there for me
    ladyjana ladyjana 41-45, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I've managed to fall in love with my friend. She's gay. I'm not supposed to be. I'm married with kids. I'm actually quite happy with my husband, but this new girl has turned my...
    stena stena 31-35, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Hey, I hope you don't mind me telling you my feelings? I'll keep it short as possible. Very quiet and introverted due to no friends and consistent bullying all throughout Primary...
    SeeJayEss SeeJayEss 16-17, M 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I've just been catching up with a dear friend. Eventually our conversation took a turn to relationship lane and everything just got so interesting. We're both single and really...
    trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    My flaws are awesome! I was born with ADHD, ADD, Asthma, And I think I might have OCD. In elementary school, they told me I needed pills, I refused. Now I am a great writer...
    HandyMannyWanny HandyMannyWanny 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Its hard for an educated and empowered woman to turn her head off. That's part of the joy of being a submissive. None of the decisions are yours. When you can't refuse anything...
    supremeDOM supremeDOM 36-40, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    We were in the bus yard waiting for our buses to come and he was holding me in his arms and refused to let go. When my bus arrived I tried to pull away but he caught me and said I...
    niarafuller niarafuller 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I work in childcare and although it is rewarding, it is also highly stressful and frustrating at times. However, the lovely way the children act towards me never fails to move me...
    Jenni855 Jenni855 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    Yes I'm young but pls no hate. I started smoking a couple weeks after my friends did, I would stand with them while they smoked Which meant I breathed in the smoke too. They would...
    ILoveMyKiwiPuppy ILoveMyKiwiPuppy 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    Pure laziness: When you have to use the bathroom but refuses to get up
    irreelevance irreelevance 16-17, F 52 mins ago

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    facebook Spirit Science and Metaphysics>Category: Education websiteWebsite: http://Spiritscienceandmetaphysics.comWelcome to Spirit Science and Metaphysics, a Facebook page that...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, M Feb 24

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    It has been decades since I had such a person in my life, but when I did have such a person in my life, at one time, my step- daughter was a not very strict vegetarian. Maybe she...
    gingershuman gingershuman 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 25

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    I was running as fast as I could. My breath was coming in gasp and my side burned from the bullet wound. Still I refused to stop and pushed myself to go faster. I couldn’t do it...
    aztecwolf aztecwolf 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I really hope someone can give me advice on my chaotic situation. I got married very young to my first and only boyfriend. 18 years old. I ended up moving to a foreign country and...
    KellyAnn23 KellyAnn23 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 6

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