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I Refuse to Follow the Petty Unwritten Rules of Society

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    For once it would be nice to live a day just my way. Forgetting the written and unwritten rules. No more smiling when I really don't like what's happening around me. No cheek...
    Bela21 Bela21 41-45, F Oct 14

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    Honestly, why is sexuality an issue. Why is it still illegal In states to marry the same-sex. Why is society so caught up in something so free willing. This is America, land of...
    SincerelyLorissa SincerelyLorissa 16-17, F 5 Responses Oct 16

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    I feel like I'm trapped. In this life, in this skin, in this mind. My life, my skin, my mind. My responsibilities weigh down on me. Sometimes it feels like I just can't lift myself...
    Nieven Nieven 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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    1. Pervs in EP that creep me when they are in advantage of age group 2. People that don't read the featured story that has the friend requirements and add me 3. Phone kicking me...
    TetraZL TetraZL 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    My status gets you here, now the rules are pretty simple, don't obey, be ignored or blocked. 1. I SAID THIS MANY TIMES, ME WILL NOT ACCEPT MALE RQs FROM PEOPLE THAT ARE 35 YEARS...
    TetraZL TetraZL 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    This is my house rules that my daughters Mia (15) and Sandra (13) need to follow. Coming home late -Spanking and bedtime spankings Chatting after bedtime -Spanking and bedtime...
    StrictMomLena StrictMomLena 41-45, F 18 Responses Oct 16

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    DSM (Diagnostic & Statistic Manual of Mental Disorder) diagnosis of HDD (hyper sexual desire disorder) as a mental affection, devaluates asexuality as a sexual orientation. Which...
    JesseVicious JesseVicious 22-25, T 1 Response Oct 17

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    I used to believe in marriage, and in there only being one right person for you for life, but as I grow older and more in tune with my sexuality I just don't get how we could ever...
    Coco181225 Coco181225 26-30, F 19 Responses Oct 20

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    Story of my life! Like why do we have to label and categorize everything about ourselves? Just to fit into tiny little boxes that society hands out to us as out normal shield? No...
    MyDaddysSpecialGirl MyDaddysSpecialGirl 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I hate the rule if confidentiality. If someone has herpes, aids or sexual diseases I feel they deserve to e expose or wear something so that people know. It is not fair to the...
    Depressionislethal Depressionislethal 16-17, M 4 days ago

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    A new American study 40% of the American mothers are unmarried as they got their babies out of the legitimate society; a new American study had published that report. These...
    eninn eninn 26-30, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well I seriously don't like seeing random people WITHOUT a profile pic adding me, because I don't know who you are, and how you look like. Also, I read my niece's friend policy...
    ZADoubleMesser ZADoubleMesser 22-25, F Oct 21

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    People talk about industrialization like it's a good thing. It allows us to have computers, and cell phones, and cars. However, I feel like the people who support industrialization...
    OneEarth2 OneEarth2 18-21, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Impressively, hopefully (idk, i was just trying to find adverb to initiate this sentence), the most exciting and enjoyable moments in my life until now were… when I was dreaming...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Oct 8

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    Well who cares! LOL I'll create my OWN Rules... 1. No more than 4 spectators at a time. 2. Only animals with current vaccinations are allowed. 3. If you are Dom you may call me...
    lalalagirl40 lalalagirl40 41-45, F 20 Responses Oct 15

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    I feel that society is lying to people and raising their expectations for the big bad world. It isn't fair to lie to somebody just to make them feel good, when other people are...
    CheeseBomb500 CheeseBomb500 16-17, M Oct 6

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    Why is society all like “be yourself!” but when you actually do, society's like “oh God, no! Stop that. No,not like that. Do it the right way, the way most people do it”
    Offing Offing 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 8

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    Society says you must act and behave in a certain way while we can do as we please...no wait its the governments that say that, not society! The governments are hell bent on total...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M Oct 11

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    I hate how society is sexist toward men. If a man hits a girl that is bad but if it's Vice versa people think she's a strong woman and the man is weak and should be made fun of...
    dominick6 dominick6 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    I wish to create a Secret Society! Especially where it's controlling an area, like a school or a town, or the WORLD!!!! Just kidding about the last one, I'm not gonna do anything...
    LuckyGuy001 LuckyGuy001 13-15, M Oct 16

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    How do you see your contributions in the future society expand the current one? How do you plan on changing and creating new ways of living? What's your vision and your...
    AquariusLife AquariusLife 26-30, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    If you obey all the rules, you miss all the fun. - Katharine Hepburn
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 30

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    Ooppppsss! I did it again! I can't really be trusted with my own rules. Just hoping its worth it.
    Elleshore81 Elleshore81 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 1

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    Sexuality requires no rules; every single soul on this planet has the right to be free in their sexual choices - without fear, without shame and with their head held high...
    ThePhilogynist ThePhilogynist 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 2

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    First it's stupid dress code rules that actually limit more kids than others and now it's "No Grinding" at dances. First off, are you ******* kidding me? They expect us to act...
    MoniiiBabyy MoniiiBabyy 18-21, F Oct 6

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    This is why one person can't ever fulfill ones needs alone, and why this group exists. The "rules" are ridiculous! A good majority of people would say, "you're married, you should...
    FrolickingFemale FrolickingFemale 36-40, F 8 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Yep, I feel like I'm so out there that there's not a place in society that I can truly be myself without worrying about being judged. I know may people think that, but when you're...
    PocketUke PocketUke 18-21, T 2 Responses Oct 3

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    Society kills every single one of us at the time. Whether you agree or not.
    ninaaaxx ninaaaxx 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    Although I can't deny fat is unhealthy, I'd love people to be themselves without being judged for being fat. I wish I could get a fat girlfriend, or become fat myself, but society...
    ifrive1974 ifrive1974 13-15, M Oct 11

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    I feel like to fit in society you have to have an iPhone, be skinny, have money, and basically just be fake. I'm pretty much the opposite of that
    sammylynn333 sammylynn333 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 19

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    Society is so horrible now a days... You get judged by something you do, or what you look like, what you wear, what you say, or even how you say it!
    UnknownToReality UnknownToReality 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago