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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    For instance, School. I don't know about you, but at my school society is pretty ****** up. Maybe it's because you spend 7 long hours surround with people that care more about what...
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    I think the world is all about society and career and family......I'm a single woman at 37...your thoughts?
    Ilona77 Ilona77 36-40, F 14 Responses Nov 4

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    We do. Our society today has all these ideas on how the perfect person should be and they try to create it. I personally don't think it matters weather you're straight or gay...
    kaitlyn1994 kaitlyn1994 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 15

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    Or any. Each has jerks. Or lame rules.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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    After all that has happened, I get a message from EP. This is what it says; EPAllie 5 hrs ago We appreciate having you as a member! While we encourage you to share and connect...
    time4fun time4fun 46-50, M 6 Responses Nov 11

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    "It's not hard to get your way when it's your way or the highway. People either follow suit or they're not around. I don't really like the sound of that, 'cause that sounds like a...
    MollyAgnes MollyAgnes 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    I am so sick of our society today. If you are not of a certain weight or a certain look, you will easily be judged and talked about. If you are not rich, or if you are very wealthy...
    UpStateNyMom33 UpStateNyMom33 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 16

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    Society judges teens too much. They treat us like children and expect us to act like adults. Society says you have to pretty, smart, and perfect. It's calls women ugly, stupid...
    BeautyInBlack BeautyInBlack 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 1 Response Oct 29

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    My personal experience of how bad society is: okay so I am really depressed a lot of the time and I kind of dislike myself most of the time. The part of how society expects...
    AngelFelixx AngelFelixx 13-15, T 6 days ago

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    I mean yes I generally hate society. But there are some little secret parts of society that I love. (They may not be very secret lol, but I personally don't know a lot of people...
    TheGirlYouNeverKnew TheGirlYouNeverKnew 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Everytime I do to them what they do to me I'm made out to be a crazy, bad daughter that 'starts' things. I.e 'ohhhhh I'm not gonna sit all day long and go around in circles with...
    Misscoconut Misscoconut 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I like breaking the rules at school and teasing the teachers, but some of them have no sense of humour :( I like to try and fool the teachers by being on EP in the lesson like now...
    Susanna96 Susanna96 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 12

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    I 100% agree with this group. far too many rules and regulations. There is a lot of social BS and stigma making us do and act what doesn't feel natural to us!!!
    YouKnowItMakesSense YouKnowItMakesSense 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Today I've been told that "I'm beautiful for a black girl." that instead of giving me "positive feelings" gave me negative ones. I felt crap basically. why can't I just be plain...
    nadsxo2 nadsxo2 16-17, F Nov 2

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    My momma Told me Its White Men, Black Men, White Women, and then Black Women . She was right but this is America and racism is forever . I just live life but it hurts to know how...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    So sick of how close minded society is. I appreciate that some things are difficult to understand if you have never experienced it. However, there is no need to belittle someone...
    Shiningstar26 Shiningstar26 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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    Well it's too long living in the same old lives (yeah) I feel too cold to live, too young to die (yeah) Will you walk the line, like it's there to choose? (oh) (oh lord) Just...
    SweetEmotions SweetEmotions 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 17

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    I believe that society is hypocritical about public nudity in the UK. Nudity is all over our media yet there is virtually nowhere where public nudity is tolerated or legal in our...
    nudiepeople nudiepeople 56-60, M 2 days ago

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    I refuse to fall in love because it's I don't know what it's like. Yes it's scary. It's not that I particularly don't want to fall in love. I just prefer not to give the wrong...
    Sacryfice Sacryfice 26-30, F Nov 7

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    11 years ago my partner needed my wages to help him secure the mortgage to buy his family home. I did not want to move there, didn't actually aspire to own my own home. But he...
    bigjugs4u2milk bigjugs4u2milk 46-50, F Nov 13

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    hey guys I need more followers so please follow me mxtt.browne
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    Seriously, it's addictive and I need more people to follow that have taste.
    TheNerdYouLove TheNerdYouLove 31-35, F Nov 5

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    I found the Unnamed Path podcasts two years ago, about the same time I first came into Druidry, I was looking for pagan podcasts and downloaded it with some others. From the first...
    LumberingLumberjack LumberingLumberjack 22-25, M Nov 10

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    Jeez! I have follow her for awhile. I will have to now.
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