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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

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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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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...
    Asianblue Asianblue 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 1, 2011

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    No Way!

    I refuse to be guilt-tripped, pressured, or shamed into bowing to popular opinion.
    Ichilicious Ichilicious 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 2, 2011

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I sometimes wonder what it would be like if we lived according to our sexual instincts. I've sometimes imagined a world where it was normal to be naked and people can just have sex...
    truthhurts511 truthhurts511 22-25, F 15 Responses Jul 12

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    I always follow my heart more than my brain. My heart rules my emotions and decisions. Yes granted, because of that I made mistakes but I was happy following my heart then. I have...
    PrincessAbigail89 PrincessAbigail89 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate the perception of "*****" in society. Sleeping your way to the top- slutty. Sleeping with someone else's lover? -slutty. Sleeping around cause of bad self esteem -sad...
    RMDk RMDk 26-30, F 12 Responses Jul 15

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    Sometimes I just wanted to go out for a travel in some distant and isolated place and stay for some time, just like Into the Wild. I feel sick and opressed by the social rules and...
    katykitty katykitty 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    People judge you based on your physical features You're expected to look and act a certain way because of this People assume things about u We are a society of followers
    lavabug01 lavabug01 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Why must we always be like society randomly wants us to be? Why should we be labeled in ways that make us feel inferior simply for not acting how the masses say we "should" act...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Society throws on this image of being a mighty lion. Taking in its cubs, using them, teaching them to be perfect just like they are. When in reality society should be the cubs and...
    princessxk96 princessxk96 18-21, F a week ago

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    It doesn't bother me so much that I've broken my own rules of made adjustments. It's not like I regret it, and these weren't permanent rules or rules that necessarily changed me to...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Jul 8

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    I want to love and have sex the way that makes sense to me. Why do I have to follow the "status quo?" Why IS there a status quo? Every relationship is different. It sucks that...
    bisexualman79 bisexualman79 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 8

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    I think there should only be one rule, informed consent required. Now as to why there are so many rules, well in my humble opinion it is simple, men can not cope with the female...
    thickyholden thickyholden 51-55, M 5 Responses Jul 13

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    As long as proper consent is in place, I think there should be no rules about sex and sexuality. By creating all these rules we exclude and isolate those who have different...
    Rose11231 Rose11231 18-21, F 10 Responses Jul 14

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    Society: "Omg, everyone is beautiful! Why do you have to wear all that make up?" Society: "I like girls who are 'all natural'." Me: *removes make up* Society: "You're so ugly!"
    HighOnMisery HighOnMisery 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I feel that society has displayed being skinny with long hair etc is perfect... It's really not... Girls in this generation have low self-esteem about themselves because of tv and...
    Sammie099 Sammie099 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    Today I had a flashback to something one of my friends told me about one day. This kid at our school one day came in wearing Jordan's but according to this other kid they were fake...
    skyblue914 skyblue914 16-17, F Jul 20

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    Why do we have to look a certain way? Why do we have to act a certain way? Can't people see people are hurting? Who cares if we are chubbier? Why do we have to look skeletal to be...
    CatWithScars CatWithScars 13-15, F Jul 22

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    The only thing which I can't take it off my head sex **** the rules just enjoy it till you live :-
    Rifkyroshan Rifkyroshan 26-30, M Jul 15

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    I agree I think people are people we all enjoy different things at different times in our lives. We don't need rules to define that!
    curiousOne564 curiousOne564 31-35, F 30 Responses 3 days ago

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    And then almost immediately breaking them :) I want to use my time and my resources and my energy better I want to take reasonable care of myself I want to be as OK as possible to...
    dispossessed dispossessed 46-50, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    omen in our society are empowering themselves as new professionals who perform their duties efficiently in a board room as well as a kitchen. She is not confined to only household...
    mncxa3148 mncxa3148 26-30 Jul 4

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    Society is way too concerned with other people's idea of what's pretty.
    AnonymousSB AnonymousSB 18-21, F Jul 6

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    I'm honestly sick of all these comments like: 'real women have curves'. No real women respect each other and don't judge each other by the way they look, everyone is beautiful with...
    citali citali 16-17, F Jul 8

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    Trying to change anything or show an alternate way, even just sharing knowledge and ideas directly is always taken as a threat to current perception. A separate society kept secret...
    macabrEnigma macabrEnigma 18-21, T Jul 9

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    I hate my country's society because they hate Gay & Lesbian people they think its NOT NORMAL You know i don't get why people hate it. You can't just go to your neighbors and say My...
    theoarslan theoarslan 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Society is so stupid because it holds us all to these un obtainable standards. It says that everyone should act and look a certain way and that anything less is a failure. I hate...
    KittyTittyGang2 KittyTittyGang2 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    Whats one big change that Society Needs?
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    Society has set a limit on beauty and it makes everyone feel like they're garbage unless they're super skinny or super buff. Last time I checked, I didn't care what anyone said...
    InfiniteDestiny13 InfiniteDestiny13 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Well mostly everything I post upsets people to the 10th degree even though all I'm trying to do is share my honest concerns. It sure isn't easy being me, but I'm not 1 to complain...
    Sebastianblack Sebastianblack 26-30, M Jul 18

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    I am so frustrated with society, money, my relationship at home, and constant work pressure, it seems that I am constantly living my life for other people. I currently feel that...
    Des49 Des49 46-50, M Jul 20

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    Well, isn't this just fancy. A "National" Sarcasm Society? Where's my prize then?
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Since my return from a primitive skills and living course, starting a community in the wilderness constantly runs through my mind. Many times in the past I have been more concerned...
    EyeOfLight EyeOfLight 18-21 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm considered an indian just because that's what my parents are but to be honest, I spent my last 5 years in India for school and I must say they were the worst years of my life...
    radisglad radisglad 22-25, F 10 hrs ago