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I Refuse to Follow the Petty Unwritten Rules of Society

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    They're Just Plain Dumb

    Now first, let me get this straight.  I'm not a complete rebel/anti-conformist.  In general, I follow the law and do what people tell me, as long as it doesn't endanger myself or anyone else.  Some rules I think are very good.  Many American laws are simply...
    RopinTexan RopinTexan 22-25, M 3 Responses Mar 27, 2008

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    I Hate All That Bullshit, Too!

    In the strange and confusing ordeals of interacting with society, there are so many little things that people do that are totally pointless. I know that they probably mean well, but come on.. none of it is necessary, or makes anything easier for anyone else. You know the people...
    FallaciesAppease FallaciesAppease 26-30, M 5 Responses Aug 23, 2008

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    Each Group Has It's Own Rules

    I don't think 'society' is as general as most people assume it is.  When living within a group of people that party there are different unwritten rules your friends ect expect you to live by.  The same applies to living within a conservative straightlaced crowd; just...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Dec 31, 2009

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    Just Becuase You Think...

    Something is perfectly right. Does not mean that it is. Everything in life is okay. Not everything in life thats out of your norm boundaries is wrong or a disorder. Problem is people label things as disorders because it's an inconvenience to someone else.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks 26-30, F Feb 10, 2009

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    What I Dont Like To Do......

     I  don't like having to stare into the others person eyes as i speak to them ..... what do they want, a staring contest ?........ I don't like saying hi how are you, an i dont like saying it back when asked, if im asked how iam doing....  ill say im doing well thanks, wont...
    westsideblues1 westsideblues1 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2011

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    Just Plain Dumb!

    Girls/Women should be girly-Why? I can't stand to be "girly" but nor am I am a  so called "tomboy" . Why does it matter what I am wearing or not wearing as long as I am not hurting you or young children. ( I mean showing everything you got ) Going to church you should be...
    TWIB4000 TWIB4000 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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    I don't let the media

    and society dictate how I think and feel about things like they try to do. Everybody has an opinion these days, thanks to social media. If I don't agree with something, so be it. If I do, so be it. If a person doesn't agree with something that the majority of society does, that...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 14, 2014

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    Man What Is Up With Those Rules?

    I don't shave my legs. Indignant bystander: "OMG she doesn't shave her legs while wearing things that reveal them! What's wrong with her?" Nothing's wrong with me. Everything is wrong with the "females have shaved legs" rule. And that's only the one I...
    Natnie Natnie 22-25, T 3 Responses Jul 19, 2008

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    Apparently I Follow None Of The Rules At All

    i'm supposed to dislike certain people but i can't bring myself to do it. you can see it on their faces- they are unhappy. i want them to have more friends and playmates for their kids. i know it's silly, but they supposedly hate me, and here i am soliciting friends for them. i'm...
    juggalove juggalove 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 1, 2011

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    Mind Made Up

    well work decided that becuase i dont wear make up everyday to work, i am not committed to my job, i dont see why i should have to tart my self up daily, and ruin my skin by making it age faster, i am constantly moving around where i work and no day is the same, i make an...
    bess2000 bess2000 18-21, F 3 Responses May 18, 2010

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    Those Useless Ones.

    and you would be suprised at some of those 18 centtury laws that are still on the books.it is amuseing.untill some blockhead decides he is going to bri ng back the dark ages.
    ghostofmyself ghostofmyself 36-40 4 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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    No Way!

    I refuse to be guilt-tripped, pressured, or shamed into bowing to popular opinion.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 2, 2011

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    I Am Not Going to Accept Social Engineering

    There is one particular freedom that means more to me than any other.  That is the freedom of expression.  I have never sought to circumvent, hinder, or control the words or expression of others.  I will challenge any attempt to do so. Political Correctness is...
    Pendark Pendark 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 15, 2009

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    They're Fun to Break

    There are some societal mores and guidelines that I find absolutely ridiculous...so I ignore them. Its not really about being a rebel or breaking rules (although that is fun); its about being true to who I am. And, if my path veers away from society's petty rules, so be it.
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 18, 2008

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    I Never Signed the Contract

    Where is the rule that says you have to be polite to jerks and ********? If it's not written down it isn't a rule.
    fadiva fadiva 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 19, 2008

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    RUles to Be Done Away With

    I wear my hair short- even though i am a woman and i do not appreciate "excuse me sir" I wear baggy clothes mens clothes because lets face it they are way cooler than flowers and froo froo- this does not mean i am butch or lesbian thank you...
    tulick tulick 31-35, F 17 Responses Jul 19, 2008

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    Me And My Big Mouth

    Growing up i went to a Catholic Highschool. Although i was raised catholic, i'm really not religious. And being an outspoken young thing i just couldnt seem to bite my tongue and keep my opinions to myself.One day in religion class (yes they actually forced everyone to take it...
    AngelsWords AngelsWords 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 14, 2011

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    Why Indian Kids Are Confused?

    Confusion is a stage of adaption of your brain which enables you to find a balance with the growing internal conflict. So this definition refers to the condition of mind where the mind is fluctuating between disputed thoughts and beliefs. Such condition is prevalent in children...
    cyriljm cyriljm 26-30 Mar 6, 2012

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    People love to start arguments about this. Something about my disregard for society's ideals threatens them. I don't know if the concept of living in the wild bothers them because...
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    I do, don't get me wrong, i know it is felled with countless atrocities, and gregarious elements, I know this. In the heart of mankind lies the seed to hate, bigotry, prejudices...
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    there is far too much hate in this world towards those that don't follow a straight life style and what's worse is that ppl think we can be "fixed" with treatment or religion...
    leahaha leahaha 16-17, F 1 day ago

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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 Mar 3

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    By living life with awareness you will change the way you communicate in your relationships. You will no longer express yourself through the emotional reactions that come from...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    I know that I'll never truly be accepted by society. I know that I'll always be an outcast because I'm so far ahead of my time. If I completely shut out society and live in my head...
    IllusionaryGentleman39 IllusionaryGentleman39 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 12

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    Why would society want to encourage obesity? Obesity leads to many medical problems and even death. So, if society all of the sudden supported obesity, it's basically telling...
    Scoodaloop Scoodaloop 18-21, F 21 Responses Mar 15

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    I am sick of people promoting what's sexy or hot. I am sick of seeing all my friends wanting to look like models and seeing them feeling like ****. I am sick of hearing people...
    Francoise25 Francoise25 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    It's kind of sad to admit it...but society sucks. There's only a handful of people who we can really trust and I find that it's such a sad thing. People are left out, discriminated...
    DownTheRabbitHole37 DownTheRabbitHole37 18-21, F Mar 18

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    "Be yourself" "I liked the old you better" "Lose weight" "You're too skinny" "Why do you even talk" "Why are you so quiet" "You should cut yourself" "Why do you have to many scars...
    Ellytheoutcast Ellytheoutcast 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    i've been told to write my about my EP rules, so that's what i'm doing (because i just love assignments (take that as you will)). i'm not to talk to anyone on EP inappropriately...
    shimmeringrose shimmeringrose 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 5

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    I love to live life by my rules. I can live my own life the way I prefer. I'm not living for someone else. I want to be happy. I don't like to have someone tell me I must live a...
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M Mar 9

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    I love to live life by my rules. I can live my own life the way I prefer. I'm not living for someone else. I want to be happy. I don't like to have someone tell me I must live a...
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    Boy, do I *ever*. I promise, I'm a b*itch, but if you remember these rules, you'll do fine. 1) My name is Tude - unless I know and adore you, you are NOT to refer to me as anything...
    iFortiTude iFortiTude 31-35 2 Responses Mar 14

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    the leading Digital Solutions Company based in Pakistan, now announces their whole new solutions for the customers to get actual instagram followers. The company has actually...
    monroeepsd monroeepsd 26-30 Mar 16

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    Too many rules means too many people are so inhibited and suppressed which also causes a lack of communication and missed enjoyments.
    LTEP69 LTEP69 56-60, M 3 Responses Mar 21

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    All societies must change or they will reach a breaking point and a Revolution take place. Here in France the Revolution still occurs despite the very settled appearances of...
    Astrucbmt Astrucbmt 22-25, F Mar 14

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    I ask myself everyday would it be possible for me to just cut off all of my connections to the outside world n society. I think for a while but I know that's not possible for me...
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    When society gets fake. Or cruel.
    convertihd convertihd 46-50, M Mar 22

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