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Debate: is it conformist to buy from amazon.com?

Yes
- 2 (13.3%)
No
- 8 (53.3%)
Sometimes
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2010, 12:49:22 AM »

Sure.
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #16 on: May 16, 2010, 12:50:08 AM »

i agree with tridecagirl
you don't constantly have to be different- if people want to use amazon, it doesn't make them conformist, and even if it does, like i said, you don't always have to make yourself seem different, being different is something that should come naturally from your personality not something that you have to make an effort with. if you choose to buy things from somewhere popular, suddenly youre a "conformist slave"- isn't it possible that you just like their products?
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2010, 12:50:29 AM »

I used Amazon to get Midnighters 3 (Blue Noon) because our B&N didn't have it. So I like Amazon.
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2010, 12:50:37 AM »

Also, maybe they wouldn't have the same exact clothes, but they might all have the same color scheme or something.
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #19 on: May 16, 2010, 12:53:56 AM »

i agree with tridecagirl
you don't constantly have to be different- if people want to use amazon, it doesn't make them conformist, and even if it does, like i said, you don't always have to make yourself seem different, being different is something that should come naturally from your personality not something that you have to make an effort with. if you choose to buy things from somewhere popular, suddenly youre a "conformist slave"- isn't it possible that you just like their products?

I never said slave.
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2010, 12:54:44 AM »

yeah, that was me
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2010, 12:55:43 AM »

Oh, yeah!
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2010, 12:56:29 AM »

mmm hmmmm
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2010, 12:57:25 AM »

I forgot about that.
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2010, 12:57:49 AM »

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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2010, 01:01:47 AM »

There are so many things here, and you think I remember them all? Sometimes, I have to read back a page to know what's being said.
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2010, 01:03:27 AM »

what did you forget?
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2010, 01:04:50 AM »

CONFORMIST SLAVES!

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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #28 on: May 16, 2010, 01:10:23 AM »

SPINELESS MARIONETTES!
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #29 on: May 16, 2010, 01:24:50 AM »

i agree with tridecagirl
you don't constantly have to be different- if people want to use amazon, it doesn't make them conformist, and even if it does, like i said, you don't always have to make yourself seem different, being different is something that should come naturally from your personality not something that you have to make an effort with. if you choose to buy things from somewhere popular, suddenly youre a "conformist slave"- isn't it possible that you just like their products?

I never said slave.

i wasn't referring to what you said specifically, i was referring to several things that have been said across the forum
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