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I Want to Know What Is Normal

Discussing behavior that is normal along with any other deviation perceived as average or normal 149 People

    You Say Normal, I Say Deranged.

    I don't think normal is a word that accurately describes humans. I think the right word is phenomenal, or strange, or astounding, or... weird. Even the simplest things that you do without notice are strange! Like...writing. It's like you're torturing a paper PoW with some kind of...
    mixedview mixedview 16-17, F Jan 24, 2008

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    Is 7 " normal or smallish .

    .I don't trust gfs to give true answers
    Imaopenbook Imaopenbook 22-25, M 13 hrs ago

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    Normal

    What consider to be normal?   
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 4 Responses May 15, 2008

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    All my life, I was raised to spend money on

    things I absolutely needed. During childhood, I would ask my father if it were alright to buy a toy. Even with the 'ok' I would raise the pros and cons then at the end, I don't want it. As years go buy, I inherited my mothers, brothers and fathers pass-downs because I don't want...
    LostFantasy LostFantasy 16-17 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    Guess What? There Is No Such Thing As Normal!

    Example A: The Intelligence Factor Ever since I can remember all I ever wanted was to be “normal”. As a child that was born with a physical disability my definition of normal was someone who could walk without twisting their ankles and falling down, someone who could hold...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F Feb 28, 2013

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    Is Anything Normal?

    I haven't heard anyone describe themselves as normal.  Maybe because everyone I know is not in the normal range whatever that is.  To be free thinking, creative and effective in life is by definition being different.  Different means diversity a principle of a healthy living.
    rubyetuesday rubyetuesday 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 13, 2012

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    Nearly Normal

    I don't have any idea what normal is but I believe it must be somewhere between really boring and really weird, but I am only guessing because I have no idea what would constitute being "normal". I have an idea of what "not being normal" is, it is not being cruel and...
    Chelebub Chelebub 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2012

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    A Question For All Time

    Who is to decide what is normal and what is abnormal? What if all that we assume is normal is really abnormal? Where do go to find the answers to all these questions? When do we decide what the right answers are? Why is this even an issue?
    Grits4life Grits4life 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 16, 2008

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    Nothing Normal Going On Here!!!

    personally, i really do not believe in "normal".  i believe the standard that others strive for is actually "acceptable".  normal is just a word thrown out there, that fits many different nameless conditions.  what is acceptable to one, is...
    FiFiDelmar FiFiDelmar 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 29, 2008

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    Normal Is..

    whatever one makes it. 
    wewantcowbell wewantcowbell 16-17, F Nov 13, 2007

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    I Too Want To Know

    I too want to know what is normal for you .......... coz i feel like everything happens to me is abnormal :) in other words if i write my biography, people will vote it to be the best comic ever released :D help me understand what normal is.................
    imedishere imedishere 26-30, M 6 Responses Dec 9, 2011

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    What's the Meaning?

     Of the word normal? I mean what might be normal for me can be weird as hell for you and viceversa! For me, having a discussion about depression or addiction is normal for others just crazy! the things that i do might be normal for me for others just insane!
    andreinac13 andreinac13 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2008

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    Fake Teeth = Not Normal

    VENEERS!  haha i could not stop staring at this woman.  i wasn't sure what the exact problem, was... yet, there most definitely was one.  It was her TEETH.  They were huge, perfecty white, chiclets, wayyy too big for her mouth.  This took some time to...
    FiFiDelmar FiFiDelmar 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 29, 2008

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    What Is Normal?

    There was a time that I thought that I was normal, but then I asked myself the question: "What is Normal?" What defines a so-called normal person? I have always felt that I was different from everyone else, and felt that I was not normal. But, isn't each human...
    MyUniqueLife MyUniqueLife 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2007

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    Getting a Brain Scan.. Worth It?

    my mom and I both suffers from depression.. mine is worse than hers.. (with psychotic features) I'm curious to see If our brain actually looked different than normal people.. or is it just a chemical imbalance? would it be worth it to have you brain scanned?? I might get...
    amejad amejad 22-25, F 6 Responses May 17, 2009

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    What Is Normal?

    It's the question I've always wanted an answer to. How can you define normal? What's normal to one person may be abnormal to another. Having a smartphone may be normal to someone living in America but if you show a smartphone to a group of people that have lived in the mountains...
    mac2485 mac2485 18-21, F Sep 28, 2013

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    Normal?

    I want to know what normal is to you? I lived a horrible life and now finally trying to live it like a "normal" person, but what is normal? normal to me is a horrible life because i grew up living it...
    MissUnperfect MissUnperfect 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2011

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    What Is Normal?

    I seem to hear that alot from people. They say there not normal or worse I'm not normal. lol Well I want someone to define for me NORMAL. What makes someone normal? What makes someone not normal? Wouldn't we all have a different deffinition of normal? So normal to me might be...
    BlueGeorgia BlueGeorgia 41-45, M 73 Responses Oct 18, 2007

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    Am I Normal....who The Hell Knows!

    I know that we women are typically the more emotional sex. And I know we go through monthly hormone changes and moodiness, but how much of that is "normal"? I just feel so out of whack sometimes and it's a constant struggle to control my feelings & emotions....especially around...
    LG76 LG76 36-40, F 9 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    Out of curiosity, is it normal

    that your family rarely eats together during breakfast, lunch and dinner? We just eat at our own time? Is it normal for a household of 3 to be completely quiet too? Thanks
    LostFantasy LostFantasy 16-17 Dec 28, 2013

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    You Want to Know?

    There is no such thing as normal. It is only a perception that doesn't exist in the real world outside of our own minds.
    drcynic drcynic 26-30, M Feb 29, 2008

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    What Is Normal?

    Is there really anything that is considered normal?  Doesn’t everyone think they are the normal one? 
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 11 Responses May 14, 2008

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    Am I Normal?

    If I don't fall in line with society's view of normal... does that really make me abnormal??? By definition I suppose it would... but who is making these standards??? Why are they the foremost experts in normal??? I think that I am normal... maybe not a xeroxed copy of another...
    phidget phidget 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 2008

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    Normative and Descriptive Normal

    For me the whole question of what is normal is a moral one. I think there are two ways of looking at normal. The first is what I'd call the normative way which says, these are the rules (the norms) and if you want to be normal i.e. acceptable to the community, you...
    tomfool tomfool 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 11, 2007

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    Related Experiences

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    justgewoon justgewoon 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    I just posted this as a respond to someone else's experience, but I thought I might as well write my own. I need to voice this. My dad is cheating on my Mum. Ive known for three...
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    i keep trying to tell my mum that i don't know any more. when i was little i always wanted to be a nurse but after being rejected from university 3 times and 3 other ones not even...
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    Before i start i'd like to point out that i am only 16... Soo.... My first year at the university will start in 2 month.. I don't have any kinds of trauma like 90% of people here...
    Sahin1021 Sahin1021 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 10

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    HELP!!!!!! I really really need someone's help! I have no clue what to do with my life! But my situation is very unique! I have asked parents what they did when they where like...
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    My bf and I have been dating for 6 months. A little over a year ago him and his gf of 9 ys broke up because he did not want to marry her. He immediately rushed into our...
    LD02 LD02 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 5

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    so I met this guy online on a chatting site in 2012. He was 17, I was 16. We hit it off really well and he eventually asked me to be his girlfriend. I agreed. The only problem was...
    shay328 shay328 18-21, F Jul 7

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    kikipee kikipee 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I have no clue what career I want to pursue although I have Ideas but I haven't made up my mind yet. I love biology and I sort of conquered chemistry this year although it was...
    l212 l212 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    As a kid my parents were never the affectionate type, never said 'I love you', never hugged or kissed each other let alone us kids. I wouldn't say I had a bad childhood as we had a...
    megannicole1996 megannicole1996 16-17, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    *UPDATE* On the "I Want To Stay Strong Against Temptation" Well he started calling me to tell me that he misses me, wants to see me, all this stuff and he called me babe and...
    annieannana annieannana 18-21, F Jun 29

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    TheTshirt TheTshirt 18-21, M Jul 2

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    30 years old and I never took things seriously, all I want/ed is a life of success doing what I love doing. I wish I could go back and try to retrace when and where this period...
    duplexoutlet duplexoutlet 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    russianpenguin23 russianpenguin23 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My boss and I have the best relationship imaginable! We're like the perfect best friends. We're always talking to each other at work and he is the only person I actually feel...
    stef17 stef17 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I have been with my husband for 10 years. I am 30 years old and we have three kids. He helps around the house with cooking and cleaning. He always wants to have sex. He really...
    lonelywifeandmom30 lonelywifeandmom30 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    The hospital i go to keeps arranging these mini trips that allow people with similar conditions to meet, and get a chance to talk to people who are in the same situations as you...
    EmmaLL1999 EmmaLL1999 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    My dad keeps telling me I'm living my life wrong. He thinks there is something wrong with me. I know I'm antisocial, but that's because I'm not allowed to go outside with one of my...
    magicalunicornninja magicalunicornninja 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 14

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    Okay, so for those who don't follow my experiences, this is about a guy who supposedly likes me, but told me after I got back with my current boyfriend, he didn't know I had gotten...
    annieannana annieannana 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    Depression is not the problem its just a simple word with a meaning , but i dont know what i am going through right now i feel extremely sad and lonely but not depressed , all my...
    soltitude soltitude 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 17

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    I know what true love is. I may be young, but I know what love is and what it means. It's when you look at that one person and all the bad things they've done and all their faults...
    LoveandLoss17 LoveandLoss17 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Christuh Christuh 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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