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

Yes
- 2 (13.3%)
No
- 8 (53.3%)
Sometimes
- 5 (33.3%)

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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2010, 01:46:46 AM »

imo, what's cheapest is cheapest, end of... whether it's amazon, ebay, online stores, actual stores... who cares so long as you get the best price =/

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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #31 on: May 16, 2010, 03:37:01 AM »

Money, money, money!
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #32 on: May 16, 2010, 06:24:43 AM »

It isn't so, because sometimes it's more convenient. Again, look at the pencil metaphor.
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #33 on: May 16, 2010, 09:28:50 AM »

Pencils, pencils, pencils.
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #34 on: May 18, 2010, 10:54:13 AM »

what pencil metaphor?
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #35 on: May 18, 2010, 12:14:11 PM »

I hate the idea of being a nonconformist.

Nonconformity is the exact same thing as conformity, just in a slightly different way.
Conformity means that your actions are being shaped by the actions of the majority.
Nonconformity means purposely going against the actions of the majority. Which, first of all, means recognizing the actions of the majority, and by choosing to do the exact opposite, you too are being shaped by their actions...just in a different direction.

So the next time you call someone a conformist slave, think about what you're saying about yourself...you're a slave to the same things they are. You have to be paying attention to rebel against them.
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #36 on: May 18, 2010, 10:02:10 PM »

I DIDNT SAY SLAVE!!!!! That was totally HPF!!!
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #37 on: May 19, 2010, 02:10:10 AM »

nicely put, pedestrian
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #38 on: May 19, 2010, 03:28:16 AM »

Haha, I actually know someone in this forum who fits the description:

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"Nonconformity means purposely going against the actions of the majority"

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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #39 on: May 19, 2010, 06:18:38 AM »

I DIDNT SAY SLAVE!!!!! That was totally HPF!!!
I was referring to HPF.
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #40 on: May 19, 2010, 10:01:56 AM »

By saying someone is a slave to conformity, you are merely saying that conformity is bad, not that you yourself aren't shaped by the opinion of the majority.
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #41 on: May 19, 2010, 10:14:26 PM »

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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #42 on: May 20, 2010, 03:45:21 AM »

I hate the idea of being a nonconformist.

Nonconformity is the exact same thing as conformity, just in a slightly different way.
Conformity means that your actions are being shaped by the actions of the majority.
Nonconformity means purposely going against the actions of the majority. Which, first of all, means recognizing the actions of the majority, and by choosing to do the exact opposite, you too are being shaped by their actions...just in a different direction.

So the next time you call someone a conformist slave, think about what you're saying about yourself...you're a slave to the same things they are. You have to be paying attention to rebel against them.

You're getting close to causal determinism here mind =p

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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #43 on: May 20, 2010, 04:52:49 AM »

everyone just shut up and start talking about pancakes like u noramally do who cares if ur conformist
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Re: Debate: what is conformist?
« Reply #44 on: May 20, 2010, 06:13:38 AM »

bubblehead much?
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