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Christopher Lopez

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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 26 2012: Fitting in is important in any environment or social setting however, I feel one must do so without loosing his/her uniqueness that makes them each an individual. Fitting in and getting along allows one to express their uniqueness and to bring forth and try new ideas that others in the group may not have thought of in the past. If we all conform to what others have set as a standard, then we have lost the intrigue of individualism and creativity ultimately suffers. Without creativity, the group becomes stagnant and fitting in to that kind of a group only stifles the mind. My view is certainly there is a need to fit in, but still be yourself and contribute to the group rather than focusing on being just a part of the group.

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