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I Refuse to Conform

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Smackhead Smackhead 70+, F May 12, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Wow I don't even know where to start….but in a nutshell, my father has been emotionally manipulative and abusive for his entire life. I did not really feel the wrath of his evil...
    kimalee77 kimalee77 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    Wow I don't even know where to start….but in a nutshell, my father has been emotionally manipulative and abusive for his entire life. I did not really feel the wrath of his evil...
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    Wow I don't even know where to start….but in a nutshell, my father has been emotionally manipulative and abusive for his entire life. I did not really feel the wrath of his evil...
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    Wow I don't even know where to start….but in a nutshell, my father has been emotionally manipulative and abusive for his entire life. I did not really feel the wrath of his evil...
    kimalee77 kimalee77 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    My 21-year-old daughter and I had a terrible falling out over a personal email I read that she received from a married man. I read the email without her consent and I became upset...
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    Frankly, my relationship with my mother sucks. I do not want it to suck. I do not want to be angry with her, but I am so tired. I moved back home over a year ago to get my life...
    DV527 DV527 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Yup. Never again am I letting myself sink that low.
    00dom00 00dom00 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    Not really depressed as in "woe is me" but I can't find the drive that people have. It is like a hunger that I don't have the food to tame it.
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    I refuse to be depressed. I have so many things going on in my life that most people don't even realize. I have family issues, health issues, financial issues, and social issues...
    sweetiepoo sweetiepoo 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I refuse to be depressed. I have so many things going on in my life that most people don't even realize. I have family issues, health issues, financial issues, and social issues...
    sweetiepoo sweetiepoo 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I refuse to be depressed. I have so many things going on in my life that most people don't even realize. I have family issues, health issues, financial issues, and social issues...
    sweetiepoo sweetiepoo 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I refuse to be depressed. I have so many things going on in my life that most people don't even realize. I have family issues, health issues, financial issues, and social issues...
    sweetiepoo sweetiepoo 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Football is football, American Football is wussy Rugby, not football.
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    I may not be the most attractive person, I may not be the most articulate, I may not be as focused as I should be and I may not have a top level education. I may not be cultured in...
    RedefiningLife RedefiningLife 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 16

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    I used to be controlled because I had to grow up with a religious nutcases as family Because female independence and have a mind of your own wasn't encouraged. Liberty for girls to...
    FrostyElsie FrostyElsie 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Firefox is Amazing. Using it over 10 years now.
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    So I have been thinking about this recently and I think science is just another religion. It made be laugh when I had that thought, because I know a few people who would lose their...
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    **** off now... If you think I'm just a back up plan... I don't have time to deal with people like that... SO **** OFF. NOW
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    OutOfSight23 OutOfSight23 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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