Have you ever gone against the prevailing opinion?

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When have you gone against the prevailing (popular) opinion? Why?
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I felt different
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I think strawberries taste bad.

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because there's nothing more boring than a group of people who all have the same opinion.
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Yes, frequently. But not simply for the fact that it's 'against the system', but because it's my opinion. People who go against the prevailing opinion simply because it's the majority view are pathetic.
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I felt different
What situation was that in? What opinion did you disagree with?
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Individuality rather than conformity.
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The chances are that they're just going to be popular unpopular opinions like thinking guys should be allowed to hit girls back.

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Yes, frequently.
examples, bro.
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What situation was that in? What opinion did you disagree with?
The removal of the neg system. I agreed with it
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Yes, frequently. But not simply for the fact that it's 'against the system', but because it's my opinion. People who go against the prevailing opinion simply because it's the majority view are pathetic.
I completely agree with your last bit.
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بسم الله = in the name of allah

Yes, by being a Muslim.
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The chances are that they're just going to be popular unpopular opinions like thinking guys should be allowed to hit girls back.



examples, bro.
Just about anything my student union puts across, especially now since they've decided to 'officially' become a feminist university:

http://edinburgh.tab.co.uk/2013/11/2...is-a-feminist/

Last time I checked, universities were about learning, they're not supposed to have any single political opinion either way.
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I think strawberries taste bad.

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They do not! :eek:

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Just about anything my student union puts across, especially now since they've decided to 'officially' become a feminist university:

http://edinburgh.tab.co.uk/2013/11/2...is-a-feminist/

Last time I checked, universities were about learning, they're not supposed to have any single political opinion either way.
Oh damn, they were the first to ban blurred lines.

What poop.
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in my school's boarding house i had the opportunity to be nelson mandela. i was elected leader.

there were two distinct and heavily divided groups. the classic rugby playing larrakins, good guys, but not inclusive of the others. and everyone else, good guys, but felt an animosity towards the rugby boys for no real reason, probably due to years of exclusion and general repression. a microcosm of south africa under apartheid, if you will.

but then i got real drunk one night and the teachers took my leadership away from me. **** them.
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They do not! :eek:

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Your name is an oxymoron.

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Your name is an oxymoron.

I have no remorse or regret
Lol, that's too bad.

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I try not to go against the prevailing opinion, it's not worth the hassle.
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I very frequently disagree with the public, mostly with practices that are present in our society. For example prejudice; people I hang out with very often say things like 'wow, look at him, he must be a stoner' or 'she must me a lesbian', expecting me to join in and I'm often like- why would you say that, you know nothing about these people. Also, trusting the second-hand information. People have this ugly tendency to believe everything they hear, we lack the ability to critically approach the info we receive which is quite saddening.
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Yes, frequently. But not simply for the fact that it's 'against the system', but because it's my opinion. People who go against the prevailing opinion simply because it's the majority view are pathetic.
Really? Cos I kinda feel like you just go against whatever the 'politically correct' opinion would be, just for the sake of it
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