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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: Authenticity with regard to personalities is an invented concept that we use to label those who appear different. In fact, we all learn through imitation; nature provides little in the way of originality. As a result we learn to be different by piecing together ourselves from what we see and learn from others(first from family and then the world at large). So for anyone to celebrate his individuality is really to celebrate the product of society not a person's unique efforts. Thus we are all fitting in whether we like it or not. Even in our strongest stints of feeling like an individual, we are certainly still conforming in some way. So it is true individualism that does not exist, not fitting in.

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