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I sigh as I watch the tv, groaning internally when the news comes on. I flip the channel, finding a re-run of my favorite show. I watch that instead. After a little while I get up to go the the bathroom, finding that my dad was listening to the news in the other room. I groan and roll my eyes, go to the bathroom, and go back to my show.
By Deandra on 11.10.2016
By Vulcani on 11.10.2016
I adhere to my little place, my little ways
passed me so many different faces pass
I am transfixed at seeing them
A striking purple catches my eye,
then a daring scarlet
next a beaming yellow
again and again I see the unique brilliance of those around me
All at once I look down at myself
My eyes dull at the sight
By Ami on 11.10.2016
threads tied in a knot
connected loosely, caught
bonds break, snapping silently
an attack in the night, almost violently
alone again (at last)
relationships (a thing of the past)
this moment is pivotal
become an individual
By vanikey on 11.10.2016
I used to think I was an individual, until society told me to conform. Now I march in the back of the line, with eyes blind to the way I’m mimicking their actions. The world was once a painting with different colours added by each new sets of hands to pick up the brush; everyone adding individuality to a canvas of meshing colours. Now the world is a series of the same painting, tutorials followed to paint them as such. Those canvases painted with the same set of colours, no paints mixed to form any other. I used to think I was an individual, until I painted the same picture as everyone else, through a series of brush movements my mind was hard-wired with; like a slave to conventional society.
By Lexy on 11.10.2016
The individual spirit of our country, while in many cases a true asset, is also a dividing factor that keeps us from truly understanding each other.
By kkup on 11.10.2016
every individual is unique and has some things decided in destiny. There is a lot of charm in being themselves and doing things in their planned way. Being individualistic is a happy feeling
By Rady on 11.10.2016
every individual is unique and has some things decided in destiny. There is a lot of charm in being themselves and doing things in their planned way. Being individualistic is a happy feeling to experience. There diversity in the different individuals makes this society colorful.
Every individual – regardless of race, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, family origins, or disability – deserves every freedom written on that goddamn piece of paper that is meant to guarantee life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Do not forget that. Do not also forget that blood was shed to keep those freedoms alive, and more than once. If we have to fight, then we fight.
By Belinda Roddie URL on 11.10.2016
chaos. all around me. enveloped in the mystery. I don’t know why, but I’ve always felt this way. different. I stood out from the crowd. I can’t blindly follow. how nice it must be.
By Josh Miller URL on 11.10.2016
One of something. Only one. In = not. dividual = divide (ish) Everyone wants to be an individual, but maybe not so much when you’re a teenager. Then you just want to fit in, and standing out is the LAST thing you want!
By Elena Hershey on 11.10.2016
don’t let them hold you back
I am all alone
crowd to crowd
pick me up and take me in
does that mean anything
By Hannah on 11.10.2016
out, not in, now divisible
Dancing duel for two,
A compass found
met, now in reality
shared abundance, winnings mutual
reclaim the sense of individual
By omqwat on 11.10.2016
the leaf was crescent shaped, with a thin vein down the middle, delineating the the half, then another vein down that middle, so that one became two, then four. Each division marking territory. So which is the individual, the leaf, or the territories inside it?
By nytrist URL on 11.10.2016
this is individuality!
This is unique! The essence of being – a random series of words, letters, formed into lines that do not make sense.
This is a protest of our uniqueness.
This is what defines us.
Come on, come on – next time, try and write your own lines. These are MINE
By Yue on 11.10.2016
what ever comes to mind
whatever play part in entertaining me I keep to myself
I have a habit of believe I store my best ideas in my sleep
By justin on 11.10.2016
She looked about her, saw so many people. It made her think. “I’ve been worrying about how I need to get closer to my friends, about how I’m gonna do at my performance, and If my friends will come.” She thought to herself, as she was bustled among hundreds of people. “But so are they, they’ve got lots of tiny problems that seem like huge walls. Just like me. They’ve got friends that they’re worrying about and things that they’re practicing for.” She looked around realising that this made her feel so very small in a big world. “It makes me feel,” She searched for the right word. “Lonely.” “They’ve got whole lives that they’re going through.” She mused. “I’m just an individual in this huge world” She whispered to herself. Suddenly a feeling came over her that doused the awful feeling of insignificance and loneliness that she had become used to. “I am a solitary being in this world. But that doesn’t make me unimportant. I comforted Phoebe when she had a problem” She started realising the truth. “She would have cried all night if I hadn’t been there. And my family love ME so much, I’VE done hundreds of jobs around the house that needed to be done, and somebody else would have had to do them.” She started to smile. It felt so good, she hadn’t smiled in so long. She realised that she had wasted so much time. “I’ve gotta do things!” She said aloud. People around her smiled sympathetically at the strange girl in the middle of the footpath. “I’ve gotta see people, and read things, and dance!” She laughed at people’s curious stares as she ran down the street. “I’m going on an adventure!”
By WolfHeart URL on 11.10.2016
we are all an ambulating world
with our own storms.
his own night never let up, and he wondered if the same was trapped in every other soul as well. he wondered when the word ‘individual’ would turn to ‘togetherness’.
By anothershadowbox on 11.10.2016
THE individual in the photo is elated.
By HEATHER on 11.10.2016
What is the individual? We live today in a world where there are blurred lines between you and me. You flow into me like wet ink on a page, and I mix with you like fingerprint. You breathe me, and i devour you. We are not individual. Not independent. Help.
By Alastar Kettles on 11.10.2016
we’re all technically, but
act as mindless herd
for group attention
wrong is done, right pushed aside
most people are slaves
maybe you try hard
to seem unique outwardly
thats average and false
By ! Haiku-Man ! on 11.10.2016
I was the last one on the planet. I was completly alone. Everyone was dead but me. I am the last individual. I am the last human
By Emma on 11.10.2016
I finished reading some of the posts yesterday for the word “idiots”. Wow, it’s embarrassing how many people express their own idiocy. Don’t be an individual idiot, while trying to put others “in their place”.
If you’re going to call others dumb, THEN learn the difference between “then” and “than”, don’t have a lot of misspellings, capitalize at the beginning of a sentence, and basically act like you have an education beyond grade-school. Also there (not their) is a little something that non-dumb people call FACTS, and also relevancy. Stating that a law or rule exist against something is not, even slightly, supporting that something does not or can not happen. Were you born yesterday or have brain damage? I guarantee we have all known rules and broken them, even if only by accident.
Those of you claiming that others are forgetting or don’t know something, should make sure you don’t forget relevant information yourself. This is especially true if you make a statement that you have had a class in a particular subject. Go back and review, please. I’ll just say this, about history and politics, we are all dumber than we think we are. The more emotional a person you are the more likely you are to be wrong about almost anything. The angrily written comments, with the most offensive name calling, were the most ignorant. Stay in school and LEARN, or just quit and do the world justice by being unseen and unheard. To the good writers and thinkers that write well, THANK YOU!
By Saggio on 11.10.2016
he has always been alone, one shadow in a world surrounded by light. it’s not really like he was being pushed away; it was by his own choice. he doesn’t like people and he both blends in and stands out. it’s strange really, but he likes it.
By lynn on 11.11.2016
I wanted to find a date. being a individual is no fun. i need someone to laugh with, to cry with, to be angry with. i need someone.
By Haley on 11.11.2016
life is all about what you accomplish at the individual state,
but life is not all about living individually, there are many things more than accomplishment you can do being together,
By kushalatreya on 11.11.2016
I am. I will be. Forever It is I. From depths of the ocean to heights of sky.
By Osheen on 11.11.2016
Nobody is the same. We are all our own. Our own individual. There are billions of twins and triplets in the world, but none of them are exactly the same. They are their own individual. Nobody, i mean NOBODY, is exactly the same… until they invent an exact cloning device that copies exact features, likes, dislikes, and all that good stuff!!
By Julianne Engel on 11.11.2016
an individual has no choice in who they will become
okay maybe they have a little choice
but not enough to concern you or me
lets face it guys we live in almost 2017 and free will is just an illusion
its time to face the facts
By grld URL on 11.11.2016
I am an individual. You are an individual. We are all an individual. Individual means different. it means you’re not same. It means everybody has their own personality. So please, stop the bullying. Whoever you are bullying, just stop bullying them. They are are human being just like you. They have feelings just like you. Before you bully someone, ask yourself, “How would I feel if someone did this to me?” STOP BULLYING
being individual is not attractive. everyone seeks to be just like the others, only diference is wearing newer shoes and a brighter shirt.
By vocorina on 11.11.2016
even though,we were living in same house and sleeping in same room.i always felt distant with him. I thought meeting with him will complete my individuality but i fund myself lost in a strange world
By Kirti on 11.11.2016
is a person who is alone and not a responsible for them selves and continue to grow
By brenda on 11.11.2016
a division of Identity Crisis, Inc.