I Don't Understand the Que...

I don't understand the question.
sdanamarie sdanamarie
22-25, F
8 Responses Jan 25, 2007

I'm very glad someone like Dungeon787 came along. Saying you are unique does NOT make you a stereotype, it simply makes you proud of who you are and what you do. Everyone is in fact unique, true, but the ones that say it are powerful, and they know what they're talking about. ^_^

I disagree completely. Pointing out that you're unique is what human beings do. To avoid, ignore, or deny it is to deny the innate longings that are part of us. The less observant and intelligent humans, stereotypically, don't understand that when someone says "I (insert any set of words here)", such as when they say, "I found my keys under the chair", or "I finally worked up to runing a mile in 5 minutes", those people are doing the exact same thing as saying "I am unique and deserve appreciation". However, unlike the straightforward and honest person that says simply "I am unique", these people need to hide their request for acknowledgement and priase by using indirect references to their uniqueness.<br />
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I'd rather have someone say to me "I am too good for you so we can't date" than to lead me on for 2-3 years while they are actually waiting to find the right person. Why? I choose not to indulge in self denial. It's just a matter of your degree of self denial and, speaking for most human beings, stereotypes included and aside, all human beings seem to wallow and feed off of self denial. Every single one.<br />
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So lets get something straight here. Stating the obvious instead of using subtrefuge or manipulating people to obtain praise is actually reverse-stereotypical. Saying "I am a unique snowflake" breaks the norm because you're upfront about it. Normally people say "I can't believe I found out I'm made of snow today! And, OMG, it's almost in a flake pattern. I don't know, what do you make of it (insert friend's name here)?".<br />
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And since you all wallow in self denial, the person who doesn't deny that they are asking for praise, who acknowledges they are actively seeking praise and that this is EXACTLY the comment they want (I am a unique snowflake) becomes a stereotype. Awesome how that works.

I agree niceguyinhell, also if you feel the need to point out that you are unique you definitely are not, a bit like saying your a hero, if you have to point it out!

I gotta give you a fist bump winstonwelles. (bump!)<br />
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You summed it up. People who self-proclaim themselves as unique are being very typical and predictable.

I've got to agree with chimp - this group seems to assume that most people *are* stereotypes. Assuring yourself that you're a special unique snowflake is fair enough if you're dealing with low self esteem, but as soon as you start to believe it it's just arrogant... "You are unique, but so is everyone else".

indeed. despite what the people here say, you might gather what's in common is an experience which appeals to their sense of vanity. tell me that isn't stereotypical. the myspace generation.

well your not stereotypically stupid for sure