On “Being Normal”…

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Just What Does It Mean To Be Normal???

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What does it really mean? And isn’t it just a matter of perspective?  After all, what may be normal to you may not be normal to me.

When a person it told to just be normal, there is obviously the implication that they are not normal,  that something is wrong with them, that they are lacking in some basic human way. 

I’ve always retaliated against the word NORMAL.  To me it means conformity, a lack of individuality, a deficit in creativity.  It means operating INSIDE the box, when all the action is OUTSIDE the box.  Who would want that?

I guess it’s not normal to love dark clouds and rain, instead of sunshine?  Or to want to write your feelings instead of speak them.  Or to love sad and haunting music instead of up-beat tunes. Or to draw pictures or read instead of enjoying a day outside. 

If it weren’t for those of us who aren’t NORMAL, the world would be devoid of color and sparkle and excitement.  It would be a very boring place.

So to all the people who strive for normalcy in their lives, I hope you find the balance in life that you are looking for.  But as for me….I will not only walk away from the word NORMAL, but I will run as fast as I can.

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