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would you consider yourself 'normal'?

CurlyEyesCurlyEyes Posts: 2,983Registered Users
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  • battinlashbattinlash Posts: 1,850Registered Users
    That's a pretty vague question. I guess I'm normal. But in what context? My mental state? The way I live my life?
  • RedCatWavesRedCatWaves Posts: 31,258Registered Users
    Sure...inasmuch as any of us are "normal".
  • anonnymouseanonnymouse Posts: 1,340Registered Users
    nope
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  • CurlyEyesCurlyEyes Posts: 2,983Registered Users
    Just in general...how you react to situations, how you think, how your life is lived...Would you classify yourself a normal person?
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  • SariaSaria Posts: 15,963Registered Users
    That's a rough question. I mean, in some ways (probably most) I'm a very "normal" human being, but I know I have certain personality traits that aren't in the sense that they're not shared by the majority though still shared by a number of people. Wow, that was long!
    I often tell people I'm not normal though. Heh.
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  • LotsawavesLotsawaves Posts: 8,660Registered Users
    Yes.
    From Michael Berg:

    Every person has a unique connection to the Creator that can never be extinguished, and every person has a great soul that can manifest important things in our world. To make a person feel less than they are because of something inside themselves, be it faith, race, or sexual orientation, is the greatest sin of all."
  • M2LRM2LR Posts: 8,630Registered Users
    Pretty much, but I do agree with RCW.
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  • wild~hairwild~hair Posts: 9,890Registered Users
    Not really, but I don't think anyone is.

    If we all knew what each other were really like … :shock:
  • SCGSCG Posts: 5,416Registered Users
    Heck no.

    And I like it like that.

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    But it will not steal your substance
    But you are not alone in this"

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  • Hakim NuraldinHakim Nuraldin Posts: 1,467Registered Users
    Whatever normal is, is boring.
    I'm not, so I know I'm not boring.
  • godot_curlgodot_curl Posts: 91Registered Users
    Not a chance. (I have WAY better stories to tell than my "normal" friends)

    And I am NOT sorry one bit....
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  • cymprenicympreni Posts: 9,609Registered Users
    nope
  • SigiSigi Posts: 2,379Registered Users
    Yea, I'm normal. And if that makes me boring, I'll admit to that as well. :lol:
  • blackguitargirlblackguitargirl Posts: 492Registered Users
    no. I've always been a little different than most people I know :toothy7:
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  • MichelleBFTMichelleBFT Posts: 4,812Registered Users
    No, I'm a unique snowflake. Just like everybody else.

    Honestly, am I average? I dunno, in some respects I certainly am. In others, not so much. But by definition most people are average, so I certainly don't feel badly about it.

    I think being "normal" (whatever that means) gets a bad rap because everyone wants to be unique. And while I respect not wanting to follow the party line just because it's the party line, I can't respect people who reject anything they view as normal purely because it's normal, and not because they have an actual objection to something specific. I think it's important for everyone to remember there isn't anything new under the sun anymore. Do what makes you happy, normal or not.
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  • NetGNetG Posts: 8,116Registered Users
    I don't believe in such a thing as "normal."

    I wear classic and preppy styles most of the time, because that's what I like wearing and what is flattering on me. Some people would think that means I'm "normal."

    I went to over 60 concerts last year, which many people would say is not normal.

    I am a female engineer - again, many people would say that's not normal, given how few of us there are proportionally.

    I think concerns about fitting in, self-consciousness, etc., are pretty normal - the younger you are, the more normal they are. So if you're worrying about feeling that, don't, but instead try to figure out who *you* are, and realize no one really ever fits in 100% as normal - and no one should want to anyway!
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  • wanderlustwanderlust Posts: 650Registered Users
    No, I'm a unique snowflake. Just like everybody else.

    Honestly, am I average? I dunno, in some respects I certainly am. In others, not so much. But by definition most people are average, so I certainly don't feel badly about it.

    I think being "normal" (whatever that means) gets a bad rap because everyone wants to be unique. And while I respect not wanting to follow the party line just because it's the party line, I can't respect people who reject anything they view as normal purely because it's normal, and not because they have an actual objection to something specific. I think it's important for everyone to remember there isn't anything new under the sun anymore. Do what makes you happy, normal or not.

    ITA 100%.

    Are there things about me that fall outside of the “norm”? Sure. I believe that many people have something(s) about them that does. If we take one thing at a time about our lives, many of us are similar in some ways, but the entire portfolio of circumstances and experiences does make each of us unique.

    I do think that many people that want to avoid normalcy have a desire for whatever reason to be unique and special. To them normal equals not extraordinary, or dull. I do not think there is anything wrong with wanting to do extraordinary things, but I believe if done solely to appear special and attract attention is probably the wrong motivation. Like others have said, do what makes you happy and it doesn’t matter whether or not it’s “normal”.
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  • AmandacurlsAmandacurls Posts: 6,252Registered Users
    "Normal" is relative. I don't think there is a set standard for what is normal, but there are definitely people or situations that the majority of society would find "abnormal" (ex. Octomom)
  • PartyHairPartyHair Posts: 7,713Registered Users
    I'm "normal", in most ways. I handle life the way "normal" people do - I don't fly off the handle, I deal with what needs to be dealt with with no drama, etc. I react to situations appropriately, again with no drama.

    If anything, I'm more laid back than most people, so maybe that's abnormal.

    I don't dress overly funky, although given half a chance I'd live in jeans, flowy hippie shirts and chanklas with lots of clanky silver jewelry. :)

    I AM abnormally cold, temperature-wise. And I think I read more than what is normal.

    Eh. I am who I am, and more importantly, I like who I am.
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  • JosephineJosephine Posts: 14,175Registered Users
    No, I'm weird.
  • rouquinnerouquinne Posts: 13,494Registered Users Curl Dabbler
    definitely NOT!
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  • nynaeve77nynaeve77 Posts: 7,135Registered Users
    I'm normal-ish. I have things about me that are unusual but overall, I think I conform to society's norms.
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  • SuburbanbushbabeSuburbanbushbabe Posts: 15,402Registered Users
    Yes. But I have a wide spectrum I consider normal. Very wide.
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  • Hakim NuraldinHakim Nuraldin Posts: 1,467Registered Users
    Normal how? And for whom?
  • AG.AG. Posts: 1,519Registered Users
    No.


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  • SystemSystem Posts: 39,059 Administrator
    no
  • Vagabond DavotchkaVagabond Davotchka Banned Posts: 156Banned Users
    What is 'normal' is really a matter of conformity. If you conform to your community, religious, national/country, culture, heritage, etc, etc; standards, morals, and values, then you are 'normal.'

    If not, then you are not 'normal.'
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  • sariroosariroo Posts: 1,958Registered Users
    Sairis wrote: »
    I'm a very "normal" human being, but I know I have certain personality traits that aren't in the sense that they're not shared by the majority though still shared by a number of people.

    What she said.
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  • YolyCYolyC Posts: 3,758Registered Users
    Sigi wrote: »
    Yea, I'm normal. And if that makes me boring, I'll admit to that as well. :lol:


    Same here. :laughing6:
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  • Gemini13Gemini13 Posts: 5,000Registered Users
    Yes and no.
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