I Want to Know What Is Normal

Discussing behavior that is normal along with any other deviation perceived as average or normal 216 People

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Normal Is..

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

    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

    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

    Do u question what is normal

    or just accept the 'normal '
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 8

    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
    6 Responses Mar 28, 2012

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    Really, you hear the word all the time.

    But it's never defined, there is no meaning to 'normal'. It's subjective. Everyone is right in their own world, it's impossible to define that which you do not understand. But that's just my opinion.
    LikeICare13 LikeICare13
    13-15, F
    1 Response Feb 21

    I am conscious every time

    that I should be normal
    loneratheart loneratheart
    26-30, M
    Feb 19

    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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 7

    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

    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

    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
    nice4mheart nice4mheart
    31-35, M
    Feb 18

    Normal

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

    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

    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

    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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