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I Refuse to Conform

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 234 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Mar 28, 2009

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    Smackhead Smackhead 70+, F May 12, 2013

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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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    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 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 30, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Seriously. The current debate over same sex marriage is incomprehensible to me. I get that some religious individuals get upset over homosexuality being against their belief...
    ThirtySevenX ThirtySevenX 46-50, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    No matter what life throws my way, I am always going to be grateful and positive.I believe in looking for the positive in every situation.  I refuse to get depressed or let...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 12 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    The Story Behind Hotel 'Uthman ibn 'Affan'(RA)- A New Hotel being Built in Medina Al Munuwwarah. When the early Muslims migrated to Madinah with the Prophet (SAW), they found the...
    Truestoriesonly Truestoriesonly 26-30, M 5 hrs ago

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    i never imagine i will be the other woman... i meet him on 2013,, we are working in same project but different company... our story begin with one email sending by him,,,,i know...
    ipaurina ipaurina 22-25, F 6 hrs ago

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    About some 7 months ago, I was suddenly attacked by one of the neighbors next to my house. The father of the family, more specifically, who seems like a crazy person to me. The...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M 8 hrs ago

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    If we ever chat or interact in any way here on EP or anywhere else, know that I don't mean to offend you or disrespect you in any way shape or form. I personally don't think that I...
    ItsHIStory ItsHIStory 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    Caning was the regular form of discipline in the grammar school I attended between the ages of 11 and 13. It was undertaken not just by the headmaster, but by the head prefect as...
    Baggsy65 Baggsy65 66-70, M 10 hrs ago

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    I feel like I want to share my story as it is so scary. I am also open to feed back. I was raised in a family with professing christians but I had some struggles of my own as a...
    goldenretrieve15 goldenretrieve15 22-25, F 12 hrs ago

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    you dont need to be seen use your voice and your truth will reveal itself, people will flock to you no line necessary
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My son would not participate in school. He was too socially awkward. He bucks authority that has no real superiority other than mere rank. He did not conform. I do not conform...
    parttimefreak parttimefreak 36-40, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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      I my name is Mittsie, I have read a lot of your posts and have gained a deeper insight towards Twin Flames. I would like to share my story and would also require some help...
    Mittsie Mittsie 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The opposite of courage in our society is not cowardice, it is conformity. When one person suffers from delusions, we call it a mental illness. When society suffers from them, we...
    DA68 DA68 46-50, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    The notion of being 'open minded' about everything just seems silly to me. I have certain beliefs, principles and routines I'll stick to no matter what, as well as things I would...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    Hi I would like to vent a little bit about a few things.I cant always express things on my mind.I try to explain a lot of to my spouse and few friends.But there is certain things...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 Jun 29

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    So I said this at my graduation today. I received huge amounts of positive feedback, a few people said they want to publish it in newsletters. (schools, agencies, etc). So I...
    missmalky missmalky 18-21, T Jun 24

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    Men wear the pants...women control the zipper...:)
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    If i contacted you it will prove how much i hate myself. So forgetting you will do me a big favor. Be careful. Lonliness when not controlled can make you do stupid things and make...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    whenever I see people getting bullied I get so pissed off, like the person getting bullied can be someone that I don't even know, or don't like at all but if I see someone being...
    drunkpunker drunkpunker 13-15, F Jun 20

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    A world where people are the same is boring, I hate to be bored. A Life that repeats itself is predictable, I'm unpredictable. A River flows in one direction, I'm a fish that goes...
    AmaterasuNoOkami AmaterasuNoOkami 18-21, F Jun 20

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    I hate being treated unfairly by others just because of the fact i wear glasses. Although it is pretty damn funny whenever i say a big word like inconspicuous and they are sitting...
    itsybitsyfrosty itsybitsyfrosty 16-17, M Jun 20

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    I still feel like I was almost murdered. Laying there, begging for my life. Helpless. I'll never forget that night. December 12th, 2014 about 11:30pm I was in my room watching...
    Kathryn26 Kathryn26 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    So my parents spanking me isn't helping! It's not fair that they still treat me like a kid, I'm 17 years old. One year away from being an adult. I'm absolutely sick of their...
    justanotheroneofyou justanotheroneofyou 16-17, F Jun 19

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    IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America, When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve...
    Johnviolinist823 Johnviolinist823 22-25, M Jun 19

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    Saw this about Jason Rapert on the evolequals facebook page, had to share.The accompanying text reads"Rapert, your cry for "Religious Freedom" is not a cry for freedom at all...
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 19

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    one time i went to the marketplace, and needed to buy something from one of our neighbor's stall. it really irks me that they can be so friendly when my parents are around but when...
    asdfghjkl26 asdfghjkl26 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    Never once have I let someone walk over me or treat me unfairly, especially in the work place. When they try I let them k ow that I know what they are doing just so they realize...
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 22-25, M Jun 19

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    Man.. That ain't happen when that Nigerian Thug's ACLU' Executive Board member took Bribe from Jimblackdikk46.. You know that White Hair AT&T PAUL.. WALKER.. You know what I mean...
    Yasminmikidays Yasminmikidays 41-45, F Jun 18

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    people make fun of me because of my skin,my sexcuality, and other things butvi never let idiots ruin my day
    Vswagger Vswagger 13-15, M Jun 18

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    I'm sick of most of the people in my life. it seems like they're all a bunch of users who don't know what it means to be a friend. They're my best friend when they want something...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    If someone confronts me on an issue that should have been overlooked, then I respond by escalating the confrontation as high as I dare without physically attacking anyone. The way...
    ReadyFreddieDarling ReadyFreddieDarling 26-30 Jun 18

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    I don't smoke or drink but am attracted to girls who do. I suppose opposites attract. When I see a drink and cig in a woman's hand I get weak in the knees. I am excited by her...
    Cleancut Cleancut 41-45 Jun 18

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