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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 203 People

    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 2 Responses Feb 29, 2008

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    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, 2014

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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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    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?

    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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    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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    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 10 Responses May 14, 2008

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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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    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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    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 18-21, F Dec 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 61-65, 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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    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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    Normal

    What consider to be normal?   
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 4 Responses May 15, 2008

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    People live their lives bound by what they

    accept as good, correct and true. That's what they view as "normal". But what does it mean to be "good", "correct", and "true"? Every human being is different in defining those words. Is there a fixed definition to "normal"? Without anyone's views? The word "normal" is a...
    MartesFoina MartesFoina 16-17, M Jan 7

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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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    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 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2013

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    Normal Is..

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    Do u question what is normal

    or just accept the 'normal '
    Whoopygoldberglookalike Whoopygoldberglookalike 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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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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    I told my dad i have gender dysphoria acting like "I don't know anything about it". but actually I already define myself as FtM. I did it to make him believe me, because I am not...
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    OK it's been a while since I shared. .. Today I'm wearing Sheer White Joe Snyder Rio Enhancement Thong. What can I say it's Joe Snyder it looks and feels amazing to wear.
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    Not only do I know what depression can do to the person who has it but I know exactly how it can destroy a marriage. Having had unresolved depression for many years, my husband...
    Alleygirltoo Alleygirltoo 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    If I act normal, Ill be boring. I know I will. I cant do it! :'(
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Well. It all started when I was in the tenth grade. Things begin to get better in high school and for the first time things were getting amazing. I met a boy and we begin to click...
    MarquiB MarquiB 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    christ i dont know what to do anymore.. I've just been talking to this guy from the internet for about 2 months and we've met up and gone on 2 dates so far.. we're trying to take...
    cupcakes1995 cupcakes1995 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    you know what would make this more fun? having to answer when you're not ready. when you're secretly listening to rub some bacon on it or something. :D
    girlonpause girlonpause 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    IT WAS NEVER A PRIORITY. I try to be who my parents say is good. Fail I try to get away. Be who society say is good. Fail lack of funds. I try so hard to be somebody anybody...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 days ago

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    I sat and looked him in the eyes and asked if he loves me and his reply "yes babes I love you with all my heart" now why did I smell Bullsh"t because two weeks down the line and...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Is it really that obvious to see other's problems but not your own...is this why Jesus said (paraphrasing) "Take the log out of your eye before you take the speck out of your...
    DarkKnightRanger DarkKnightRanger 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    So, I'm in high school, I graduate this year, my boyfriend Matt, (that's hat I have been calling him from day one) has this friend, Carl. Well before Matt and I started to date I...
    TheWayLifeShouldBe TheWayLifeShouldBe 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    There will be moments in your life that will seem quite ordinary. Just a normal day....nothing seems overly special about it. Pay very close attention to those moments, soak in...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Don't do it. You'll know what I'm on about when the time comes.
    BadTasteInc BadTasteInc 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Wednesday, February 3, 2016...Today I'm wearing black Hugo Boss traditional briefs which are just normal fly front briefs. They fit nicely and are quite soft.
    Undieguy Undieguy 36-40, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am 23 years old, and I recently moved downtown into a sublet until April. Up until last week, I lived at home with my family. My family lives outside the city and moved there 5...
    blackdove3746 blackdove3746 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    What do you do when your close family member is in so much pain? Physically, mentally and emotionally? She told me a few years ago that she's only staying around for a few more...
    js246 js246 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    1. Beautiful Music for Ugly Children by Kristin Cronn-Mills. This book was, was, was, the reason I had the courage to come out to my Mom as Transgender. Parts of it still make...
    ProcessOfBecoming ProcessOfBecoming 18-21, T 1 Response Jan 31

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