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Old 06-23-2014, 22:33   #1
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Do you consider your self a renegade?

I was telling someone about this forum and told them it was comprised of renegades. People that are odd with convention in regards to standard diabetes management and treatments. Further, I mentioned most do the opposite of what their Docs and healthcare professionals advise.

All here have one goal in mind, doing whatever is necessary to improve their personal health. Hopefully as much as possible through diet and as little as possible by way of meds.

So, after thinking about this, I'm wondering if you all consider yourself renegades? Only here, or in other ways as well? I like to think of myself as unconventional in many ways. I follow my heart and do what pleases me. I have a great sense of adventure, curiosity and wonderment. I follow the roads less traveled. Sometimes I do pretty crazy things for my age. I do respect other peoples property and do not do things that infringe on their space.

In what ways do you consider yourself a renegade?

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While I don't consider myself a renegade, which confers a sort of outlaw attitude, I have always been independent and unconventional - caring not what others think.




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Hello bignick and yes I think I would consider myself a "renegade". Although I would not use that word. I call myself a "free thinker". I am not a leader and also not a follower. I do my "own thing" and especially when it comes to my health, such as diabetes. I am an R.N. and have seen enough wrong diagnosis and wrong medications given to people to know that everyone should be in charge of their own health. Always get a second opinion, always research your own health problems and then bring your questions to your doctor. Don't ever think that doctors don't make mistakes! They do all the time. hahaha!
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I often seem to end up on the Renegade side of the fence ... even (especially?) when I initially had no intent to land there. Reality has this way of annihilating the most well-mannered plans.

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Yes, renegade but also revolutionary, aggressive, defiant, free-thinking (I like that one) and feminist!

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Thanks for the replies so far and for the purpose of this thread I'm using the term "renegade" in a non derogatory sense. Think of it as being somewhat rebellious or non conventional, unwillingness to follow what the majority does. Liking to do things your own way also, and sometimes not being accepted by the majority and being OK with that.
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Thanks for the replies so far and for the purpose of this thread I'm using the term "renegade" in a non derogatory sense. Think of it as being somewhat rebellious or non conventional, unwillingness to follow what the majority does. Liking to do things your own way also, and sometimes not being accepted by the majority and being OK with that.
For me, the word "renegade" is not derogatory in itself, but it's more overt and active than "non-conventional," which is my normal, more laid-back mode.

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There is a good quote of Edmund Spencer's regarding dismissal of hypotheses before judging the evidence. Science/medicine are as guilty of this flaw as any of the rest of us!

As for me, I'd say I'm an anteantidisestablishmentariast...

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I looked up Webster's & Renegade has some definitions that sound good and some dangerous. Of course Nick had something else in mind, more like "unconventional". Most of the other synonyms are also true, when it comes to me. I think that all these characteristics go hand in hand, though degrees may vary from person to person.

To understand a person better, I often ask him to describe himself in one word. Just one. My own defining word is "intense". Also happens to be my pseudonym in another language.

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Since years have been passing by I think I´ve turned more unconventional. Hopefully not too eccentric. You get a better knowledge of your shortcomings and skills. So you don´t care so much anymore about others opinions and can make a joke if they for example find you a bit absent-minded (which I admit I am).

Then there also is a cultural difference. The acceptance for being unconventional in different parts of the world. Sweden for example is less individualistic than for example France or the US, but still there is an acceptance for unconventional behavior as long as you don´t hurt your fellow citizens.

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