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Old 03-30-07, 09:57 PM   #1
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what's up with...

...kids trying so hard to be "different".

when you try that hard, you really just end up turning out the smae as all the other kids that try to be different. Anyways, dieing your hair green is not trying to be out of the box, its being an idiot.
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Old 03-31-07, 06:03 AM   #3
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Mude, everyone wants to be a rebel. Even when, as you pointed out, because everyone's a rebel, everyone looks the same!

Hey, I thought he looked all right with the green hair. Although, I would have gone with purple myself .

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I could go on for days with this subject.

It's so stupid how people try to be someone the are not just to get into a group of friends. Now i'm not saying i've never done anything for fashion or done something that my friends were doing that was stupid but some people are just over the top with trying to make an image that they really don't even like because it's all about what other people think. I try to do things for myself, not to please my friends or to get new ones. I have quite a few friends in lots of different 'social groups' and i can be friends with them just fine without dressing like they do or doing all of the things they do.

Now it's time for the fashion part:
I have nothing wrong with wearing what's 'in style' but it's pretty lame when people can't walk out of their house in a t-shirt from last year just because it's not cool now. Lately i've been getting into the whole 'i wear what i want when i want, as long as it's clean and **** the rest'. People just try to hard. Clothes don't make a person. Neither does money.


That doesn't have much to do with trying to be different but still. Most of those kids that try to be different do it to get attention. It's pretty dumb if you ask me. If people didn't like you before your hair was lime green they aren't going to hangout with you now. Just be yourself damnit!


^None of that is on topic but i felt like ranting on highschool-esque crap and stuff. Word.
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Old 03-31-07, 09:36 AM   #5
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Word. I agree with all of that. I dress how I want. T-shirt and pants is good for me.
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Old 03-31-07, 09:39 AM   #7
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Or dress
eightdip, even I don't wear a dress! Well, sometimes a skirt, but ONLY when riding a bike.

Although, kilts are manly, and most guys actually look pretty good in them.

From a female perspective, of course .

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Haha, i was actually refering to the time when Fit wore a dress but it's good to know anyway
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It was not a dress.
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At my school im in 7th grade. Many kids are trying to be a stoner, just to fit in with the group. There are a lot of kids at my age who smoke everyday, its so freaking stupid to do that at my age and any age. Its like why are you trying to be a stoner, why would you want to be...I just don't understand.
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i like that quote.

but riding in a sewer doesnt make you individual.

although i gagree with the clothes thing, i will say i have found that for the most part expensive clothes are much more comfortable and cleaner looking (i like to look clean). < this referes to nice clothes like sweaters and sports jackets
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i've had maroon hair (with mahogany highlights)
I've had dreds
i had bad hair (read: mullet) in jr High School
i've had a 6" long goatee

We all go through a learning curve

edit: forgot the "long-hair shaved-on-the-sides non-mohawk" look...
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i've had maroon hair (with mahogany highlights)
I've had dreds
i had bad hair (read: mullet) in jr High School
i've had a 6" long goatee

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Old 04-01-07, 01:30 PM   #15
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if ya really want them, I'll post them when I get home from work (and i'll them in chronological order!)

"long-hair shaved-on-the-sides non-mohawk":


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I think it would be interesting to see the evolution. I know all my photos through high school looked pretty much the same. I went through one year of doing the short hair thing, absolutely loathed the way I looked (hamster with full cheek pouches), went back to long hair.

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mude everyone goes through the phases ok let em do what there gunna do the kids on two wheels right... this coming from a 25yr old with a mohawk
(I am actually 1/6th mohawk) alls I am saying is everyone tries to be different let em do it their just trying to find what works best for them helin my life I spent 10yrs in and out of punk band had a bunch of cars and motorcycles before I got rid of it all and went back to riding bikes to each their own man

ya know how are you doing what are you into why care about others choices
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...it's about learning new things about yourself.
Sometimes odd things can set it off, too. I went through a nasty period about 5 or six months ago (I was off work all of November), and learned a lot about myself. I can still get really, really grouchy, but I'm trying to get out there and see what I can do to help people. It's really tough, and as I said, I can get really grouchy (not to mention touchy) about some things, but I've discovered that I do like trying to help people (some people would say I'm just trying ). Simple stuff, like this:

Recommendation for mousetrap rack for retro Schwinn cruiser

I sent Dewbert his mousetrap rack, and told him that I really don't need to get the postage back, but to simply 'pay it forward'. The only reason I'm bringing this up is because Dewbert did something so cool, that I'm going to ask people in the future if they could do the same (to whatever local place exists in their area)--he donated money to this place:

http://www.communitybike.net/Programs.html

That's really building the cycling community. I have soooo far to go .

Hmmm. I think I got off track there. Rebels and learning new stuff about myself. Anyway, when the major scare got taken care of, I decided that I might as well try to do things that I might not have done before. So now I go as fast as I can when I ride the mountain bike, and I would like to learn BMX. I know I'll never be any good, but that's not the point. It's simply trying to learn new stuff instead of getting into a rut. And if nothing else, it's cool to watch other people do it .

Was I long winded or what?

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You used the word "word". I'm proud of you. =] And yes, that was very nice of you and should pat yourself on the back. Also, for the most part, girls and short hair does not go... keep that as a reference for all of those girls reading these forums.
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You used the word "word". I'm proud of you. =] And yes, that was very nice of you and should pat yourself on the back. Also, for the most part, girls and short hair does not go... keep that as a reference for all of those girls reading these forums.
Nah, it wasn't that nice.

I just liked what Dewbert did .


There are some women who look decent with short hair, but not many. Short hair, however, is practical. Not necessarily pretty, but practical. I will stick with the long hair.

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Yes, it was that nice. You gave away something, for no benefit of your own, and then gave the proceeds to a charity. I'd consider that pretty damn nice.

What did he do?

Eh, I guess, but not too many girls look very glamorous at all with short hair and most are just an eyesore.
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What did he do?
I asked Dewbert to 'pay it forward' and he was the one who actually donated to the charity. The great thing is that it wasn't just any charity, it was something to do with bikes and helping people with their bikes. I had never even thought about something like that [smacks forehead with hand in "d'oh' mode].

But back to mude...when you get right down to it, everyone here in this forum is a rebel of sorts, simply because we ride bikes. It doesn't take green hair or tats or piercings--just the bike.

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although i gagree with the clothes thing, i will say i have found that for the most part expensive clothes are much more comfortable and cleaner looking (i like to look clean). < this referes to nice clothes like sweaters and sports jackets
I know what you mean. Theres nothing wrong with wearing nicer clothes or expensive stuff. Just not when you do it for other people or so people will think you're cool.

Speaking of clothing my new addiction is Dickies shorts. Best ever. Cool or not i love them. No rips, no stains and every color yo. I should be a salesmen.
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Where can I get me some of those Dickies, Mr. Salesman?
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