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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 162 People

    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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    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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    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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    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 Is..

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

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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?

    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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    Is 7 " normal or smallish .

    .I don't trust gfs to give true answers
    Imaopenbook Imaopenbook 22-25, M 4 Responses Jul 28, 2014

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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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    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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    Normal

    What consider to be normal?   
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 11 Responses May 14, 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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    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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    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?

    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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    Related Experiences

    i don't know if i'm supposed to be monogamous. no matter how much i like the idea of a husband, two kids, some pets, and a house, i always get bored with my current partner and...
    iridescenteyes iridescenteyes 26-30, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I don't want to be anyone else but me, I like me. My therapist says that there are all types of abnormal things about me. Yeah, I'm trying to figure that out, but that doesn't...
    LadyTShay LadyTShay 36-40, F 13 mins ago

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    I really don't know what I want. Sex? Money? Drugs? Popularity? Nothing seems to satisfy me.. Does anybody feel that way?
    Eldreamer Eldreamer 18-21 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I don't know what to do anymore I can't do this no one even really cares my family won't even listen I'm done I don't even know who to go to anymore I just want to be done
    christinelol christinelol 13-15, F 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I'm at a loss for what to do about this situation. I live with my 28 yr old male cousin and his parents and brother. right now the living arrangements are such that I sleep on...
    lonleelonnie22 lonleelonnie22 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 11

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    I will admit that as far as conversations go, I'm not that great at communication. It normally depends on the person on wether I say a lot or don't say much at all. It makes me...
    Izzy143 Izzy143 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    My ex and I started talking as friends again, and we've had a hard time when we were together. He would self harm and everyone he did I would alway be there to help him clean up...
    holdontome holdontome 18-21, F Jan 8

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    I want true honesty. I don't care if it's harsh or nice. I just want to know what you would think of me. Ok, well I'm into video games, anime, and creating things. these are...
    Zoned1 Zoned1 22-25, M Jan 8

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    At least I have a pretty good understanding of it. From what I have seen, there are 4 forms of connecting with people. The first one is what I call acquaintance. This means that...
    Supercat8835 Supercat8835 13-15, M Jan 6

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    I just noticed today, but, for the past year whenever I get upset this weird feeling makes itself known in my head and chest. Like a tugging, or itching feeling. It's not painful...
    BrokenGlassDoll BrokenGlassDoll 16-17, F Dec 26, 2014

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    I really don't know what I want any more. What I want changes so constantly it's like I'm a different person each time. My boss already got on to me for not telling him what my...
    Kckiss88 Kckiss88 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    You know that moment when you simply are tired of people arguing about religion? Doesn't matter who has the right answer. Instead of having an open conversation about this subject...
    paiva1904 paiva1904 18-21, M Jan 4

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    Everyone goes through this stage of their life, some people more than once. I on the other hand am still going through this. I have been for years. I don't understand how some...
    ScarM3 ScarM3 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 8

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    I'm the most useless person who ever lived. I've never had to survive on my own, I've always been supported. No matter what, I always had a foundation to stand on. But in recent...
    IDidntWantToSignUp IDidntWantToSignUp 18-21 3 Responses Jan 10

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    Unfornately it's pretty sad, that I still don't know what I want to be yet, I know that I kinda want to aim to be a swim coach because I used to be a swimmer myself in high school...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F Dec 27, 2014

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    I want to know what you are thinking. I want to know your interests. I want to know your logic. I've asked him many times to share with me his thoughts, happy, sad, angry thoughts...
    MissiPink MissiPink 22-25 Dec 30, 2014

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    Well, I believed a lot of stupid things, and most of them nobody even told me, I thought them for no reason. I thought grown-ups never cried. I used to think that the sun went down...
    Indigo27 Indigo27 13-15, F 5 Responses Jan 2

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    I'm a freshman in college right now and I'm starting my second quarter in two days, but I honestly have no idea what I'm doing with my life. I don't know what I want to do for a...
    dangar3669 dangar3669 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 3

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    recently ive felt like im looking at my self from a distance woundering what I am doing with my life im 20 years old ive been living with my girlfriend for a year or so and I dont...
    died4sammich died4sammich 18-21, M Jan 3

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    I feel like all the stress and frustration is all thrown at me. Like I don't know what else my mom wants me to do. I feel like she tells me the same thing everytime and I don't...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    Can someone give me advice please :( my bf told me he doesn't want a relationship anymore because he is in love with his ex.... I love him so much and it hurt so bad but I'm not...
    babygirlxxxo babygirlxxxo 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Please help me! I don't what to do!! I hate the current school I'm at, It would be easy to transfer back to my old school. I hate this new school because its for kids who want to...
    Theoldmaid Theoldmaid 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I think I'm in love with a friend of mine. But our relationship is really strange. At first we started off as being really good friends, but last year I had a boyfriend who hated...
    andreatam andreatam 13-15, F 1 day ago

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