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Why can't I just be "Normal"?

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Last Updated: 11/24/2020 at 11:43am
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Anonymous
January 1st, 2019 2:27pm
Because no-one is normal, we are all unique in our different ways. Thats what makes us human. If we were all normal, we would be the same as each other without thoughts or opinions and nothing would change for us. we would be stuck in the same routines and the same bodies. there wouldn't be new places, jobs, oppourtunities, cures, nothing! thinking of it in the way about we are all human and thus, normal would be a better way of thinking. not even identical twins would be the same as each other so wouldnt be able to fit into the category of normal.
Aayla
- Expert in LGBTQ+
June 18th, 2019 7:31pm
What does it mean to be normal? Everyone has a different answer for that. For someone, being normal has to do with being part of a majority, but the number of people that are part of a group does not determine that someone is "right" and someone is "wrong". If normal is for you a synonym of "natural", then you should remember that anything you feel is natural, any orientation or identity has scientifically proved to be perfectly natural. It's ok to be who you are, your identity is valid. Maybe you can try to work on the reasons why you don't feel comfortable about who you are. With time, analyzing your feelings will convince you that there's no rational reason why you shouldn't be ok with who you are. Also, don't be afraid to ask for support if you think it can help seeing things from another perspective. It's gonna be alright!
JusticiaPrimalDorogo
November 24th, 2020 11:43am
Normal is a relative term. In psychiatry, there are personal normal and normal in society. What is normal for society is not for the individual and vice-versa. This is not an exact science, but psychiatrists measure these levels of "being normal". For example. A child is a prodigy in painting, that is not considered normal in society but for her it is. A guy is a rapist, its normal for him, but not for the society. but when a cheerful persongets depression, it is considered as not normal for a person. There is a thin line between all odf this.