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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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 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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    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, 2014

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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 rules do you have for your kids? Are your strict or not? My girl is 6 and i believe she needs a lot of rules. Bed time 7, no excuse Has to eat all her food, no wasting...
    DoMyBest DoMyBest 26-30, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Iv been dealing with this pregnancy all alone since you made the decision to leave me and blame it all on me. Calling me up to break it off with me, not even giving me the respect...
    MissiTeej MissiTeej 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Society tells us to be ourselves. Why? All society does is judge us in the end.
    MeeeKazz MeeeKazz 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 8

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    I had always thought so, and today I was glad to find an Oscar Wilde quote saying the same. The idea of 'society' in practical terms always bothered me. As much as I looked, I...
    TrueZetetic TrueZetetic 26-30, M Feb 11

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    Welcome to society. We hope you enjoy your stay. And please feel free to be yourself, as long as it's in the right way. Make sure you love your body, not too much or we'll tear you...
    emilyjohnson17 emilyjohnson17 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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    Who else is tired of the women/girls in this society that revolve their life around attention, money, and sex appeal? I think women need to know the real meaning of class....women...
    deadheadhippy deadheadhippy 18-21, F Feb 21

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    me and my sister had our new house rules and been told we have 2 hours to learn then he will test us Saturday.
    lucylou2015 lucylou2015 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    30 Rules For A Modern Gentleman 1. Be gentle to the fairer sex, it’s in the name. 2. Dress well no matter the occasion. 3. Pride is dangerous, be careful. 4. Be humble, be...
    imgreywlf imgreywlf 56-60, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I think I got insulted today. Is "I don't think you're attractive" an insult? I can't tell when people are being sarcastic or not. They compliment you, then you insult you. I don't...
    3039cc 3039cc 13-15, F Feb 5

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    SOCIETY IS KILLING A NINE YEAR OLD. My sister wants to kill herself. She's nine years old. I don't know how to help her. I just....I cant....
    KOOLKAT446 KOOLKAT446 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 9

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    Society is so jacked lately. What a sad state of affairs we currently live in.
    Averageguy41074 Averageguy41074 36-40, M Feb 23

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    I know I have huge breasts but they are too big for our society. I am a 44FF and almost a 44GG. I am considering a breast reduction because of the extreme back pain I am now...
    brunettewifeandmom brunettewifeandmom 31-35, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    The constraints that bind the elements of society is really a mockery. Who are we to separate people into class and status. If it weren't for their so called order and morals I...
    AcousticAnne1 AcousticAnne1 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    the thing about today's society is wait till the person is crying to ask what's wrong.
    putathoughtonit putathoughtonit 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I love Husband dearly, I do. However, as is the case for most couples, there are some things I absolutely cannot stand. Specifically, dear Husband doesn't follow through on the...
    quirkygirl520 quirkygirl520 22-25, F Feb 11

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    follow @Sincerelyymorgan, I'll follow you back
    godesz godesz 22-25, F Feb 21

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    follow me @Sincerelyymorgan, I'll follow you back.
    godesz godesz 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    follow me @Sincerelyymorgan, I'll follow you back.
    godesz godesz 22-25, F Feb 21

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    follow me I follow back @irrationallyridiculous
    Thing1ne Thing1ne 22-25, F Feb 21

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    @unico.rn (I check out all my followers and follow back if their acc is interesting!)
    Evanthe Evanthe 13-15, F Feb 22

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