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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 160 People

    My whole life I've been trying to figure out

    what normal is, and how to be it.. My earliest memory is breaking something, I don't even really know what it was, a cup maybe? or maybe a plate? I remember running to one of the cubboards as my mom started yelling, I remember cowering, wishing I was invisible, and then hearing...
    JanusTheTwoSidedCoin JanusTheTwoSidedCoin 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 27

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    Normal Is..

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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?

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Is 7 " normal or smallish .

    .I don't trust gfs to give true answers
    Imaopenbook Imaopenbook 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 28

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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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    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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    Normal

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

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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 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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    Related Experiences

    Our family computer is Mac OX S. I can't figure out to use it because I always use Window computers. Last night I went to youtube to check out on how to get the best antivirus...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    I just want to know what my most attractive feature is!
    colesgirl colesgirl 18-21, F 24 mins ago

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    I did it again. I can't help it anymore. one cut a week an a half ago. one 5 minutes ago. had an emotional breakdown down at work. I'm over stress. I had saying that because...
    ooak67 ooak67 22-25 2 days ago

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    I Believed My Parents & My Elders Told Me The Truth About Who They Were The FOIA has allowed me to access information I did not have as a child. The KGB files have made their way...
    Brainyblonde Brainyblonde 66-70, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    Who m i? I really dont know. Where did i come from? Where i m heading to? Where do i have to go? What is my destination? Who knows? Me or you or someone else? I know what is the...
    SsL919 SsL919 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am 21 years old. I have a good GPA am involved with clubs at my community college, and have been attending this school for over two years now. I feel so lost- I don't know what...
    Schwarzwalderkirschtorte Schwarzwalderkirschtorte 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think I would go the world a big favour if I know what I want. But I don't. If I can believe that I can get what I want, it would help. Instead of me wasting time with second to...
    Mangostrawberrybanana Mangostrawberrybanana 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 27

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    I have a guy friend who likes my friend. She just recently told me that she doesn't like him that way anymore and found someone else she really enjoys being around. She has yet...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 28

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    I'm so confused. I don't know what to do. I'm studying midwifery this year and I guess it's alright. In the end I'll get a job and earn money and see babies and support mothers...
    depressiondsjsns depressiondsjsns 26-30, F Nov 4

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    I have known my husband for 20 years and married for 17. He was different from the other guys I dated, he had a job, career, and stable life. After a year of dating we got...
    Asheera123 Asheera123 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 5

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    I'm only 17 about to turn 18 on December 2. I use to have family that cared about each other, and now everyone is going separate ways. I have no friends due to issues at school and...
    Atlchris Atlchris 16-17 1 Response Nov 16

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    Sunshine, there ain't a thing that you can Do that's gonna ruin my night (But there's just something about) This dizzy dreamer and her bleeding little blue boy Licking your fingers...
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Nov 17

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    I was 15 and in high school when I started to admit to myself that I liked her. We were good friends, daily debates and petty quarrels, we forged our bond and we've known each...
    shugo23 shugo23 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I know that THE key to getting what you want is KNOWING what you want, specifically. And then focusing on it. For me, the knowing is one challenge, and the focusing is another...
    elevating elevating 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    Well, i don't know what is this felling should be called... Met this young tall good looking guy in a meeting. Known him for almost a year. From the first time i saw him, i said...
    fitflop fitflop 31-35 Oct 30

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    Yeah idk what to do. My life isn't really bad right now. I have average grades because I'm in way above average classes(I'm a sophmore, but in mostly junior and senior classes), I...
    datcat83 datcat83 16-17, M Nov 1

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    Mines would be breathing under water & swimming fast . lol I have a problem with that already , ever since I can remember . I was probably 6 to 7 when it first started , would...
    cutefacejay cutefacejay 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 1

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    me. I love this planet. the life, evolution. the beautiful trial and error of it all. the love, the grace, the childishness, the simplicity, yadda yadda. I hate the destruction...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 1

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    I don't have many... Not right now, anyway. I fear the ocean (even though I love learning about it and everything inside of it, I do NOT like to be in it. You never know what's...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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    Let me know please ;p want to know what people think of me!
    rirxalri rirxalri 16-17, F Nov 4

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    I have been married for five years, and have been unhappy for most of it. I want to leave, but we have a child together, and I don't want to ruin that child's life. My husband hasn...
    np1106 np1106 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    I found myself in a difficult situation. I am 4 months pregnant in a city where I don't know anyone. After I had my first child,my boyfriend asked me to move to another state where...
    dalila1985 dalila1985 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I am Louisiana born and raised ... From small town but am in love with New Orleans . Not in the touristy sense , but in the realest way possible . I know the possible pitfalls and...
    BornOnDaBayou337 BornOnDaBayou337 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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