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What do you think about the term "fitting in" at school, work, or an outing somewhere?

What do you think about the term " fitting" in at school, work or an outing somewhere?
I would just want a philosophical approach. Not too much on experiences. Is it better to be an individualist or does fitting in just plainly not exist?

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  • Apr 17 2012: Fitting in sucks. We are supposed to be living in a free society, yet if you do not conform (in general sense) your life will become difficult. Obviously I mean freedom flexibility as long as no harm is done to people and society by your actions. You have to "fit in" to survive. If you don't "fit in" to certain dynamics you won't get hired. If you don't "fit in" to certain cultural dynamics you will have difficulty in finding friends or relationships. Bias, prejudice, subjectivity exists in all social interactions (at least on a subconscious level) and these processes impact behavior leading to acceptance or disapproval etc. We cannot just "be ourselves" since we must fit in many cases to function in society. Don't get me wrong, it isn't all bad, but it is what it is (Unless you move to an island and live in isolation).

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