People often ask why I dislike certain things like
green cars and the moniker “normal”. The first one
I couldn’t explain with a flow chart and sock
puppets so I’ll adress the later.
The Free Dictionary defines normal as: Conforming
with, adhering to, or constituting a norm,
standard, pattern, level, or type. Typical.
That may be your cup of tea, but I perfer the
Urban Dictionary’s definition:
A word made up by this corrupt society so they
could single out and attack those who are
Normal is nothing but a word made up by society.
Why would anyone want to exactly like everybody
else? Or think alike? And what panel decides the
norm, standard, pattern, level, or type of actions
and beliefs we are to subscribe to?
No, I like the second option. It sounds more
believable to me. Heaven forbid one of the citizens
has new thought, asks why, or does something just
a little different than others.
If normal is such a great concept than why, when
people need something done do they ask around to
find the best? I don’t remember anyone saying
they wanted a normal mechanic or a typical surgeon.
Granted, if you do differ from the “norm” there
are ramifications. Certain groups won’t allow you
to join, rumors will abound, and sometimes those
who are different are shunned.
One can go to art museum and look at paintings
they don’t understand yet we get banned for
sliding down the bannister. It happens.
I am proud to different and feel sorry for those
who embrace the whole normal fantasy. Anyone who
writes, creates art, or does things that other
people won’t, is different. Without different
people, who don’t consider themselves normal, we
would live in a dismal place.
Comments are always welcome.