Friday, September 30, 2011

Flash 55 - Devotion

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Have you ever noticed that people who are staunchly individualistic in their personal beliefs and behaviors insist that others conform?
When they refer to freedom of thought, words and actions, what they really mean is “as long as you think and do as me.”
Anyone different is deemed evil and a votary of the devil.  

Write a story in exactly 55 words.

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  1. yep...have been subjected to in the shadow of it in my town now...

  2. Vanessa Kilmer?
    The Tres COOL Vanessa Kilmer..:P
    Welcome Home, we've kept your room ready for your return!
    Loved your Andy Roonyesque observation...
    Of course...YOU ROCK!!
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

  3. you speak the truth...and they do so out of fear.

  4. I've know staunchly individualistic people who were equally supportive of others' rights to believe in whatever way their conscience dictates, and also those who want the world to see it just as they do. It's a big complicated world.

  5. An interesting and generally valid observation.

  6. I notice your comment restrictions. Better agree with you then, eh?

  7. Nicely put - and sadly so true for many people.

  8. That selfish demand for conformity always struck me as childish.

  9. The folks who are so in love with their notion of themselves as completely enlightened are blinded by the 60-watter shining in the bathroom mirror. Alas!

  10. so much truth in just 55 words. Nice flash, Nessa!

  11. And be damned it you don't! :)

    Actually if one is really sold on most any thing (I'm a Ford person) or belief (I'm a Southern Baptist) then they would like for their friends to also benefit from liking it whatever. I wouldn't get pushy about it though. We live in a free country.

  12. "as long as you think and do as me." Yep! I have witnessed that, and it's pretty scary.

    You ave written one AWESOME 55, and I apologize for that over-used word, but it really fits here, Nessa.


  13. Probably why our country is so polarized!