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I Refuse to Follow the Petty Unwritten Rules of Society

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    What kind of rules are you talking about?
    ashod ashod 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Sometimes the rules are total BS
    SpaceGlitch SpaceGlitch 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Aren't we happy? we've managed to live longer and longer. 60 is the new 30. Food is getting healthier. clothes are made for all sizes. energy is a sip away. exercise can be...
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    I not only get a thrill from breaking rules, I get a sense of accomplishment. Terrible I know but its oddly riveting knowing that not everything is set in solid lines. I love...
    Goodhearttou Goodhearttou 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    is it wrong that I like sex? because society says it is wrong, even though everyone has sex because it is a wonderful and beautiful thing, we still get condemned for it, how stupid...
    Dman989 Dman989 22-25, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    LukeRoss33 LukeRoss33 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Society is like a stew. If you don't stir it up every once in a while, then a layer of scum floats to the top. - Edward Abbey
    DA68 DA68 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I hate society. It bores me to the utmost. So bland and tasteless, with such enormous lack of intelligence and rationality. Disgusting.
    TheKnower TheKnower 13-15 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Society exists only as a mental concept; in the real world there are only individuals.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    society isn't right about most things
    Vswagger Vswagger 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hello to those out there like me. I want to write a book about my trials overcomes and let downs. To most my life wouldn't seem so bad but over the past five years I can't keep a...
    Godhasme Godhasme 51-55, M 6 days ago

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    i knew it. The only reason that the doctors didnt know what they were talking about was because they were doctors that treat poor people. The really good doctors know what they are...
    awesomeguy3125 awesomeguy3125 26-30, M a week ago

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    I want to leave society... Live in the woods and not care about anything at all, I don't want to spend the rest of my life surrounded by ignorant people I'll lose my mind, I love...
    AlaskanBeautyQueen AlaskanBeautyQueen 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I wish society wasn't so cruel and stupid. All the pain, hate, and corruption in the world is caused by other people. We as society make people homeless, kill each other, use each...
    Waqasauce01 Waqasauce01 18-21, M a week ago

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    applesasch applesasch 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    Follow me elizabeth.eilien I just got 7 followers thanks :)
    chocolatewhatsoever chocolatewhatsoever 16-17, F Jun 20

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    why limit yourself based on the views of others and society they dont know you like you do and if your not a little open with what you may or may not be interested in then you can...
    thatx1xguy thatx1xguy 22-25, M Jun 20

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    Follow me on Instagram !!! @aldogarza84
    aldogarza84 aldogarza84 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 20

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    To paraphrase the great philosopher Leo: "The rules are....there ain't no rules."
    averyryan7 averyryan7 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 20

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    What a wonderful world? No it's actually not very wonderful. The world is corrupt, greedy and just plain evil. An don't even get me started with the problems of people in out...
    depressionsucks69 depressionsucks69 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 19

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