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I Refuse to Follow the Petty Unwritten Rules of Society

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Society and all the people, i'm fine the way i am. Why do they have to drag me..is what i dont understand. Why do they want to make me like them, do as they say and want? Why aren...
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    hi everyone im married and i have 2 children. im 24 and struggling with my sexuality. my husband is adventurous and likes to try most things and my 1st reaction is no to most...
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    I think the problem here is the word 'rules', that implies so many negative and controlling connotations. It seems that at the age that sexual urges begin to present in children is...
    squeezenbiteme squeezenbiteme 31-35, M 2 Responses May 16

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    In our society, we all seem to have this mentality that people should be openly judged by the way they want to present themselves. Just because I dress a certain way or speak in a...
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    I refuse to have a mobile phone because a) I don't like to be that available b)People are all turning in on theselves instead of outwards to others and when they are on their...
    Wulfstan Wulfstan 70+, M 5 days ago

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    People who say that sex rules is good are dads or closed minded or men with low self confidence who like the rules to keep their women around, stop making the world sad place to...
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    I don't know if I can say I hate everything about modern society, but much of it impels want to isolate myself. I sometimes feel a bit like Holden Caulfield, picturing everyone as...
    AitchKay AitchKay 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 30

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    I refuse to feel sad. I refuse to get depressed. I refuse feeling broken. Will saying change how I feel?
    amyo33 amyo33 22-25 May 1

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    I always thought society was kinda ****** up in many ways. But I thought of it as more ****** up when I decided to get rid of my glasses and do a bit of a makeover. There, after I...
    arcticxcx arcticxcx 13-15, F May 8

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    and I just want to be alone .................... Society has me feeling like there is something wrong with me even though there is nothin wrong and society has me feeling depressed...
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 2 Responses May 13

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    If you don't read these and go against it then dont be surprised if you get blocked. 1. I have a wonderful boyfriend, someone I love and want to spend my life with, been together...
    DeathAngelS300 DeathAngelS300 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 28

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    Okay.... I see why we have the rules..... but omg, seriously, I don't quite understand why different places have different legal ages, why not just have 1 set age for everywhere...
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 16-17, M 3 Responses May 16

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    I think in todays world, With its constant revolving and with it comes more change by the days as they go by. I think with that, people will change with it but some do not. Change...
    Traveller96 Traveller96 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    i don't play by the rules other people tell me to and never ever will
    candysissyfag candysissyfag 26-30, T 2 days ago

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    we live in a place, where everything you are is a price of paper, and where everything and everyone wants that paper. nobody is themselves anymore, its all just a copy of what...
    AustinOsten AustinOsten 18-21, M 1 Response May 8

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    Being different I think a real issue within our society is when people judge each other based off there image, religion, race, sexuality or simply because you don't meet...
    RoyallyJustMe RoyallyJustMe 13-15, F 1 Response May 8

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    So people tell us or advise us to get out of abusive relationships/friendships, yet in society including our family or careers or our neighbourhoods we have no option but to endure...
    LATEENO79 LATEENO79 31-35, F 1 Response May 10

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    If you say you're fat; you're an attention seeker. If you say your skinny; you're vain. If you say you're ugly; attention seeking If you say you're pretty, vain again. If you don't...
    thedimone thedimone 13-15, F 1 Response May 10

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    I'm just gonna run away and live in a tree house away from society.
    MRB1774 MRB1774 16-17, F 1 Response May 13

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    I hate society because they can not see that islam is dangerous. The evidence is right in front of your eyes. But people will be in denial. 20,000+ islam terrorist attacks in the...
    JessicaPMonroe JessicaPMonroe 18-21, F 3 Responses May 18

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    plz save me and my grandma from Matt Zimmerman and his secret society
    leilaasano leilaasano 18-21, F 5 days ago

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