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I Refuse to Conform

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    I Am An Individual - I will not conform entirely to any group to which I belong. There may be others like me but I stand alone. I am my own person, I am...
    missymonkery missymonkery 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22, 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...
    Ketsan Ketsan 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 11, 2009

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    Keep Me Free -
    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...
    Jiemusu Jiemusu 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 30, 2010

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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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    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...
    StuckWithTheVicious StuckWithTheVicious 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 8, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 19

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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...
    Jiemusu Jiemusu 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 30, 2010

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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!
    ifilayhere ifilayhere 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 19

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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...
    TheLuckyHobo TheLuckyHobo 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 25, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 3, 2011

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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...
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 28, 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...
    Freedomofexpression Freedomofexpression 41-45, M Dec 20, 2012

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    It just seems wherever I look, that people just do what everyone else is doing to "fit it" or "not judged". They also accept authority, a lot of times unquestioned. Society needs...
    actionjackson7 actionjackson7 18-21, M Apr 2

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    I'm only 14, but all my life, I've simply played the parts people expect of me. I was the good daughter, the perfect honor-roll student who never broke a single rule, and the best...
    okc15 okc15 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    My husband and I have been friends for nearly 20 years, married for going on 5 years. When we married I was renting at the time and he owned a home, where he lived with his...
    aprilnsavannah aprilnsavannah 46-50 Mar 20

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    Thing is, I used to thrive at the idea that I would fall in love. That someone would fall in love with me, and I would be happy. But. Initially one guy changed my thinking. Now...
    SwimmingDarkness SwimmingDarkness 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I don't necessarily "refuse", but I would much rather get something more than just a "Hi." :)
    ImJustABeautifulDisaster ImJustABeautifulDisaster 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Like Tinky Winky once said : "Eh Ho !"
    Childofagnome Childofagnome 70+ 2 Responses Mar 19

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    Whatever that means. ****, I have to add more words, so here.
    pleasesaywhy pleasesaywhy 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 19

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    Growing up playing multiple sports I've always been very competitive. That competitive spirit lives in just about every aspect of my life. I always push myself beyond the bar I set...
    Royced45 Royced45 36-40, M Mar 20

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    Google Chrome for me. I'd be lucky to load YouTube within the day on Explorer... And my mom loves Explorer. It drives me ******* insane.
    Naxxaras Naxxaras 16-17, F Mar 24

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    Do not tempt me again. I am very serious.
    baseCharlie baseCharlie 18-21, M Mar 24

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    I'm a tv and fight politics but love my panties slips. Skirts and dresses
    vannagir vannagir 61-65, T Mar 26

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    If you inbox me with just "Hi", and nothing else, expect nothing in return from me. That might fly in the real world but in the cyber world, there aren't immediate responses and...
    Luckylotus013 Luckylotus013 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I use Firefox. I don't really like Chrome, and IE is just ****. lol
    Yami001 Yami001 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    I'm sick of feeling stressed and depressed. I deserve better, it's time for me to lead my life, to take control and get what I want out of life.
    Janey101 Janey101 18-21, F Mar 30

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    Amen to this group! Power to the people! My past is my past and I want nothing to do with it and I while I can't not let the memories get me down occasionally, I'm not going to let...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Mar 30

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    If I concentrate on what happened in my past, then that would be called giving up. I concentrate on what is better so I don't have to relive my past.
    Littlemonster77777 Littlemonster77777 13-15, F Mar 30

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    .....simply because If someone is willing to throw that accusation out then they've already lost their argument and credibility. These days when everyone uses racist (or sexist...
    Retronatrix Retronatrix 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Mass media and social media have a large impact on the vast majority of society; influencing the way we think, behave, socialise and our standards towards the rest of society...
    Elge1 Elge1 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    I refuse to conform with what society has to offer me. Lately, I find myself confused. I'm looking for the reason of my confusion, but it's like looking for a needle in a haystack...
    Mojo51 Mojo51 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    There are times fantasy can't distract us from reality. Times that we simply wish to be heard, listened to, understood. But those around us prefer a different route. We are born...
    superficialife superficialife 22-25, F Apr 2

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    ALANA DAVIS ~ Crazy ~ You've got your home of the brave And I've got my land of the free You conform to what society says And I conform to me Looking for light in the corners...
    KlaraVoyet KlaraVoyet 36-40, F Apr 6

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    Women with blue are pink hair are incredibly sensual. I love it! Unfortunately, too few women color their hair in such sexy colors, preferring instead conventional, and boring...
    Qataram Qataram 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 6

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    I really want to be happy. Or happier. For me happiness seems like a chore, smiling seems like a chore. Something that people expect you to be and so you conform to their ideal...
    TheWestlifer TheWestlifer 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I had a very very bad morning. We were at the restaurant. The first sign something was going wrong was when I asked dad when the date was. He told us 5-6 But the way me and Jake...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 5

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    There are 2 whys in the sexless marriage. The first is: why does my spouse not want sex? This leads to a huge cycle of reason-chasing, smokescreening from the refuser, magical...
    hl42 hl42 51-55, M 8 Responses Mar 26

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    Our 34 year old daughter always said I was her best friend until 5 years ago when she started complaining that we treated her two older brothers better than we treated her. There...
    3Z7c4 3Z7c4 61-65, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    My name is ben im 22.im currently married and have a beautiful daughter.sounds good right,but theres a large problem im in the middle of a divorce with the woman i love. Although...
    benbite5 benbite5 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Hi, it's Dakota again. I've already told my story of being raped by my uncle and three strange men last summer, just after I turned 14. One of the men was killed in a bad drug deal...
    mouthdakota mouthdakota 18-21, M 12 Responses Apr 4

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    Hi, it's Dakota again. I've already told my story of being raped by my uncle and three strange men last summer, just after I turned 14. One of the men was killed in a bad drug deal...
    mouthdakota mouthdakota 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Hi, it's Dakota again. I've already told my story of being raped by my uncle and three strange men last summer, just after I turned 14. One of the men was killed in a bad drug deal...
    mouthdakota mouthdakota 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Hi, it's Dakota again. I've already told my story of being raped by my uncle and three strange men last summer, just after I turned 14. One of the men was killed in a bad drug deal...
    mouthdakota mouthdakota 18-21, M 10 Responses Apr 4

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    Kinder, Kirche, Kuche (Children, Church, Kitchen) Part Three - Chapter Twenty-Three The world celebrated the flag-raising on Iwo Jima, and the end of the war was in sight - but...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F Apr 5

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    I will only surround myself with genuine people. I want positive influences and role models, especially for my son. I don't care if you ***** and gossip about me. I'm not a...
    GroundedButterfly81 GroundedButterfly81 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    I have had many experiences in life that most people just would not understand or would judge me for. It makes me fear opening up to people. Even people who have sworn that they...
    keribaby keribaby 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I am overweight. People used to bully me and call me "fat ***" and "whale" and some still do..I am not conformable with my body.
    jubbadydoodaz jubbadydoodaz 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Although, like communism, which is so good in theory, but horrid in practice, Transcendentalism seems to be an impossible dream. Society corrupts people through a lowest common...
    oakenbras oakenbras 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 20

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    Quarry stone production line (gravel production line is special equipment for production buildings, roads, railways with sand and stone stone equipment, successfully applied in...
    mhah mhah 22-25, M Mar 21

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    People have an amazing way of shaping your perception about yourself. I have struggled my whole life with issues either about body image, confidence, academic performance or other...
    maddyha maddyha 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 22