Departure From The Norm | Daily Prompt: The Normal

Published June 9, 2013 by carlyjellis

Is being “normal” — whatever that means to you — a good thing, or a bad thing? Neither?

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I for one detest the word normal. There is no such thing as normal when it comes to people and personalities. What is normal to one person could be completely alien to another. Normal, is neither a good thing or a bad thing, it is whatever makes you feel happy living your life.

When you look up the word normal in the dictionary, it simply says….”Conforming to the standard or common type”. But, again, what is the standard or common type? Who determines what normal is? The media, politicians, educators, psychologists, our friends, our families. The list could go on and on with regards to who determines what is normal and what is not… their opinion anyway.

Normal should not be a word used in today’s society, now conforming, that is a word that could very easily be used in it’s place. Certain people in society do conform to what others deem to be normal. A large proportion of society, in the UK anyway are law abiding citizens, we conform to the normal of not breaking the law and being a good society.

Conversely, there are many people within society today who believe that to be normal you have to have a ‘straight’ sexuality and be thin with regards to body type. Thankfully there are many people out there who do not conform to this normal, myself included and I for one, would not want to live in a society where people did.

I say, be yourself, love yourself and never try to be what society deems as normal. Just simply be the person you were meant to be 🙂

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