June 9: The Normal

June 9: The Normal


1. conforming to the standard orthe common type; usual; not abnormal; regular; natural.
2. servingto establish a standard.

3. Psychology.

  1. approximatelyaveragein any psychological trait, as intelligence,personality, or emotional adjustment.
  2. free from any mental disorder; sane.

4. Biology, Medicine/Medical.

  1. free from any infection or other form of disease or malformation, or from experimental therapy or manipulation.
  2. ofnatural occurrence.
7. the average or mean:
8. the standard or type.

Normal. By definition. Serves the purpose of maintaining some sort of standard. It says you have to be “sane” to be normal. It says you can’t even have something wrong medically…when that happens on a regular basis and there’s nothing we can really do to prevent it.

Normal. By definition. Dehumanizes people. No wonder society has grown up to do the same.

You can’t be ‘different’ and be ‘normal’? You can’t have a health problem and be ‘normal’? You can’t stand out and be ‘normal’? You can’t be unique and be ‘normal’? Well, guess what? “Natural occurrence” is the birth of a unique individual every single day. It’s natural. It’s not like we are injecting different qualities into the egg to make the baby different. It’s not like we are creating every single person by computer or something. You have to be “free from any infection or other form of disease“? 1 in every 100 children have heart disease. 1 in every 700 babies have down syndrome. How many people have asthma? How many people have a skin condition? 

The “normal” is to be unique. Being unique doesn’t mean there’s anything wrong with you. When someone says there is, it just points out that there is something wrong with them.

We are not born as robots. We are not born as mere copies of each other. We are different. We are special. That’s what makes us who we are.

Yes, I hate it that there are people out there who look down on every person who isn’t like them. I hate it that there are people out there who will call you out for thinking differently, seeing differently, or just talking differently. I hate it that there are bullies out there who don’t give a care about what you have to say because of what you like doing, what your parents do, or the clothes on your body. There are people like this out there. It’s sad to say, but it’s true.

What you can do is ignore them. One person isn’t born to live anyone’s life but your own. You aren’t meant to ‘live up to someone’s standards’ of who you are suppose to be. We are all different from one another. The “norm”? Is to be who you are….right?

Sadly, it’s not. Right now, the “norm” is to be who you think you are suppose to be instead of who you actually are. People go around every single day with a mask on their face. They play the part of a character they have made up from the imaginary of the people around them. This…somehow…has become “the norm”. But it shouldn’t be like this.

There shouldn’t even be something that is considered as normal. Everyone should be able to live their lives the way they want to. Everyone should be able to speak their mind. Everyone should be able to be themselves. We have different shade of colors for a reason. We have different types of music for a reason. We have different…places, things, etc. for a reason. They fit different people. But if these people are constantly trying to be the same…..what’s the point in having anything that’s different?


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