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« Reply #30 on: July 12, 2005, 05:01:18 am »
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You know what? I want to meet someone who admits to being totally conformist and wears the designer stuff and buys the expensive perfume/ make-up/ clothing just to keep up with their friends.

These days, they'd be a huge non-conformist by admitting it...
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« Reply #31 on: July 12, 2005, 06:06:25 pm »
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Quote from: LegolasBuzzgirl on July 12, 2005, 05:01:18 am   

You know what? I want to meet someone who admits to being totally conformist and wears the designer stuff and buys the expensive perfume/ make-up/ clothing just to keep up with their friends.

These days, they'd be a huge non-conformist by admitting it...

I can't help but realize how true that statement is!

I highly doubt that you'll find anyone that would admit to only following trends to keep up with everyone else and to fit in...but I mean there is always wishful thinking and I guess in a way I would admire anyone who could bring themself to admitting it and not care or feel bothered.

so umm yeah...

I just noticed how awkward everything I said sounded...but I guess I tried...Right?

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« Reply #32 on: July 12, 2005, 06:36:29 pm »
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Quote from: MizzRevelation on July 12, 2005, 12:00:59 am   

I think I kinda understand what your saying although you have lost me in some places...yet it may not be you, it's probably me...I'm either over-tired or I'm not reading it properly ::)

i think your trying to point out that it's alot more harder to go against the grain now a days because everyone is doing it and it seems that everything has lost its shock value, which means that you have to now strive for your individuality, and lets face it, that can be oh so tiresome :-\

I also take it that you've found a profession that has allowed you to be socially exceptable in society yet still allows you to express your spunky edge or weirdness (weirdness is good!)...and that makes you fortunate to be able to do that.....

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« Reply #33 on: July 12, 2005, 11:13:15 pm »
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Quote from: LegolasBuzzgirl on July 11, 2005, 07:07:49 am   

"The biggest non-conformer is conforming to the biggest stereotype"
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That's what I say all the time. Non-conformist are actually conformist conforming to other non-conformist.

Read that again, you'll get it. 
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« Reply #34 on: July 13, 2005, 12:36:59 am »
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I am a non-conformist, but probably not in the way most of you are.    I do thing and believe differently than most of society. I will list them, but please...no flames and no debates, not even in PMs. 

1.  I believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God.
2.  I homeschool my children.
3.  I have had five children, by choice, and would have had more if it had not been for medical problems.
4.  I like classical music, don't like rock music.
5.  I am a devout Christian
6.  I am conservative politically (that is as far as I will go on that subject)
7.  At the risk of really getting flamed, I am a creationist. 
8.  I wear mostly dresses, but do wear pants and knee-length shorts occasionally.
9.  I don't use swear/bad words...ever.
10. I go to church three times a week (my husband is a pastor right now but I went to church three times a week, even before that) and love doing so.

Having said all that, let me say that I accept and respect each of your beliefs and I hope you will do the same towards me.  One of the wonderful things about this forum is getting to "know" so many wonderful people with different thoughts and opinions.  Most of you are respectful and considerate of each other and I greatly appreciate that. 
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« Reply #35 on: July 13, 2005, 02:46:31 am »
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And you know what's really amazing, Rose?  We differ in almost every one of these points and yet I count you as a very close and treasured friend.  Apparently, I don't have to have a lot of things in common with another person in order to be friends.  I think that makes me a non-conformist, of sorts.
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« Reply #36 on: July 13, 2005, 09:56:28 am »
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Thank you, Yeux.  I feel the same way towards you.  Even though we don't have a lot in common, I consider you to be a very dear friend.  And you know, if we thought about it long enough, we probably have far more in common than we think....LOTR, Elijah, Sean, this forum, mutual friends on this forum, love of life, love of people etc. 
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« Reply #37 on: July 13, 2005, 11:49:38 am »
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You're absolutely right, Rose. 
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« Reply #38 on: July 13, 2005, 03:35:53 pm »
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Thanks, Yeux.    I am so glad you are non comformist enough to be friends with someone who is very different from yourself in many areas (even if we do have a lot in common).  It makes my life richer and better.

I noticed that only Yeux has posted since I did.  This thread was really hopping before I posted.  I am wondering if everyone else is taking the "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all" approach.    Please feel free to disregard my post and continue the conversation as if I never posted.  I won't be offended in the least. 
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« Reply #39 on: July 14, 2005, 05:32:17 pm »
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I remember I used to want to buy expensive clothes and make up and what not just to fit in with popular girls when I moved, because I was mentally and emotionally harrassed constantly by so many idiotic bullies in Elementary school. Maybe it was because they felt so threatened by me being so different and unique from most of the kids. I got into this whole mode where I was trying to do the trends that popular girls did (even though we were a relatively poor family and I didn't get to do any of that stuff really) and tried to be more social. But through each year of school when I tried to change my whole person entirely, I failed almost laughably. I was just a loner all through Middle School basically, sometimes making friends with nerdy unpopular girls who were kind of on the same unique base but that was where the similarities ended. It's still like that.

Now I'm the complete opposite of that. I just be my own person without even trying, because I hate how boring and annoying normal people are. They just bore me to tears. It's hard to talk about anything to them. I mean, anything. For me at least. Being artistic is my way of escaping with something I love to do and showing other people just how different I am.
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« Reply #40 on: July 14, 2005, 05:56:31 pm »
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Rose, I didn't know that your husband is a pastor. You  had told me that you lived in my country for years. In what church your husband worked?
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« Reply #41 on: July 14, 2005, 08:28:40 pm »
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Quote from: Rose on July 13, 2005, 03:35:53 pm   

Thanks, Yeux.  :-*  I am so glad you are non comformist enough to be friends with someone who is very different from yourself in many areas (even if we do have a lot in common).  It makes my life richer and better.

I noticed that only Yeux has posted since I did.  This thread was really hopping before I posted.  I am wondering if everyone else is taking the "if you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all" approach.  :D  Please feel free to disregard my post and continue the conversation as if I never posted.  I won't be offended in the least.  :)
Wow .. haven't been here in a while and what deep stuff.
Listen Rose and anyone else who would like to hear this.. today it is REFRESHING to find that people with different views are TOLERANT of one another's beliefs and can still share a common bond.
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« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2005, 03:47:53 am »
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Rose- what's a creationist?
(I can't flame without knowing... lol j/k.)
Totally admire your beleifs- it's strange that people don't see to get that differing religious oppinions are ok... you non-conformist you!
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« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2005, 02:31:18 pm »
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Quote from: Girl next door on June 28, 2005, 04:17:48 pm   

Another quote that i like is: "You laugh at me because I'm different, i laugh at you because you're all the same."

That's probably my favorite quote of all time just because all my life I was stared at, whispered about, laughed at and made fun of because my right ear looked funny, because I have short arms, because I have 8 fingers instead of 10. All my life I would see someone staring at me everywhere I went and in my head I'd think your just like every other person in socity and me, I'm special because I look different, so I always have loved that quote
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« Reply #44 on: July 15, 2005, 02:58:08 pm »
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