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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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

    Clueless since day one, I did what I was told trusting that the grown ups had the answers. The answers to the endless whats and hows and whys. They definitely took on the persona...
    thesontheheir thesontheheir 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    Clueless since day one, I did what I was told trusting that the grown ups had the answers. The answers to the endless whats and hows and whys. They definitely took on the persona...
    thesontheheir thesontheheir 26-30, M 3 days ago

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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 May 1

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    I am 31 and still carry around a bubble wand. I also have several stuffed animals laying around and I can't refuse a swing if I wanted to
    MissLunaDomina MissLunaDomina 31-35, F May 7

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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 1 Response 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 17 Responses Apr 29

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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 Apr 29

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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 Apr 30

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    In our society, we all seem to have this mentality that people should be openly judged by the way they want to present themselves. Just because I dress a certain way or speak in a...
    redrosexxvii redrosexxvii 16-17, F 1 Response May 8

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    Why is it so easy to take everything out on me? Is it because you think I am a pushover and won't speak up? But then when I do, I am a *****, then I am out of line. No, I should...
    ErraticSarcastic ErraticSarcastic 26-30, F May 16

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    No one has ever managed it but carry on trying regardless. It will not happen n it's something I've always been proud of :D
    LATEENO79 LATEENO79 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Ugh I hate animal lovers IMG LOOK AT THAT CUTE SEALLL OMG THAT CAT HAS BLACK WHISKERS! ( really? )
    PikachuIsPikachu PikachuIsPikachu 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    These are some political facts about me. Try to classify me. 1- I am against abortion, feminism, gay marriage and death penalty. I only admit defensive war. 2- I am against a...
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I deny myself the most simple pleasures. I think I've finally got it. I think I've hit my breaking point. I refuse to fall in love. I refuse to smile. I refuse to laugh. I refuse...
    KOOLKAT446 KOOLKAT446 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Spammers be Warned In the event you spam the FPA's message boards or reviews, we reserve the right to edit your publish in almost any way we you shouldOverseas exchange fraud is...
    Michael0962opo3 Michael0962opo3 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Courts ruled I could list and sell the house without the ex's permission because she refused to sign a document that would have allowed it. House is now conditionally sold. Losing...
    Ressalg Ressalg 41-45, M 13 hrs ago

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    I knew this life was going to be short every life is shorter than we think. I realize that I don't have everything figured out yet I am still trying. I have come to realize that...
    kayegela kayegela 31-35, F 13 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 5

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    Luckily, I'm Canadian, so I don't have to deal with them, but when I watch the debates and read their news, I lose a little more faith in humanity each time. Democrats are evil...
    TGBman TGBman 22-25, M 2 Responses May 6

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    The ugly truth about society ---------- Why as a society do we take...
    NaturallyPeculiar NaturallyPeculiar 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    The Los Angeles County Agency that assists homeless people find shelter referred to this company, TH Services. I needed temporary emergency housing. I went to the offices of TH...
    jimorjames jimorjames 26-30, M 21 hrs ago

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    My father died when I was five. I didn't understand it was permanent then, but I do now. He died of lung cancer. I didn't even get go see him the day he died. A few years down the...
    brianna196 brianna196 16-17, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Health professions were so mean to me until I broke down and told them the truth. I am one of those people who was kind of doing two things at the same time when it came to...
    Tara267 Tara267 51-55, F 14 hrs ago

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    My collection of books got so big that, my fiance made me stop bringing them home. I love anything from James F Cooper to Richard Matheson. Some people will tell me that print is...
    Nate2488 Nate2488 31-35, M 12 hrs ago

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    On this subject, a certain poster (along with friends of hers) continues to malign me, and when I challenge her claims, she deletes them. So, as the original thread is much too...
    PYWACKET PYWACKET 61-65, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    My wife moved out of the house yesterday after 19.5 years. I love her with all my heart but she said that there's a block in her mind when it comes to me (she knows she loves me...
    broalmight44 broalmight44 41-45, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I know what my delusions are. I don't think they're true delusions, I think they are just my brain's clever method of distracting me from the things that I really don't want to be...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    There is no problem with age difference. Age does not define wisdom, experience, or (mental) maturity. If two people are compatible, then let them be. However, if they truly love...
    dontyouunderstand dontyouunderstand 18-21 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I'm currently attending university, and as a person who refuses to drink, smoke, or anything of the sort, finding friends with similar values has been really hard. That sort of...
    sabrynth sabrynth 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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