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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 186 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 3 Responses Feb 29, 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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    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?

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Normal Is..

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

    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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    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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    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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    Normal

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

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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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    Related Experiences

    I think that sadness has become something that I'm very used to; it's become part of me. I feel it every day. I don't know how to get away from it. I surround myself with happy...
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    I've tried and tried to find someone to date and have been failing for all my adult life now. I've gotten to where I don't care what my profiles on the dating sites say. I don't...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have no idea what I'm doing. I'm going off to college on a few weeks and wanted to take this summer off to figure myself out, but I'm no closer to finding out what I want to do...
    dreamergirl17 dreamergirl17 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    You know what really grinds my gears? When people call you mad, hater or jealous because you don't like the same things as they do. It's called preferences people. Everyone has...
    ThereIsNoName3 ThereIsNoName3 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    i am opening up my heart and saying things to people and then i get rejected. i am lonely. but i do not want sex chat/sexting. please stop. thank you. i am here to be honest and be...
    amazedbygrace amazedbygrace 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    90% of the time i feel like a guy trapped in a girls body, but i dont fully hate how i look. the only time i feel like a girl is when im in my "little headspace" (im a little in...
    kydanks kydanks 18-21, T 3 days ago

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    I am not married but I am engaged. Me and my fiancé have been having problems especially when he's drunk. We have been living together for 5 years. I got pregnant at 18 and...
    Lucylubbsgolda Lucylubbsgolda 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't know what to do, i want to enjoy my life but how? i want an adventure but i don't have friends to be with.
    AlexandraSandy AlexandraSandy 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Life is turning out bad for me right now. From family to everything else. I'm lost and I don't know what to do at all.
    Atlchris Atlchris 18-21 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I know I still have a few years to figure it out but as of right now I really have no clue as to what I want to do with my life when I'm older. I don't have many interests and...
    jillmyers91901 jillmyers91901 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    lately ive been thinking that i havent been doing much with my life lately.i have been losing most of my friends that i met on the internet for one reason or another which were...
    IsmaelAlejandro IsmaelAlejandro 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    When was little, I clogged the toilet. My said he would show me trick. He spit in the toilet and flushed it! So that's how I believed you unclog toilets. So I tried it in some...
    SplitGivanni SplitGivanni 18-21, F a week ago

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    I really dont know what to do or say anymore.... keeping stuff inside is killing me that i really wanna get out
    tasha2kids tasha2kids 26-30, F a week ago

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    I honestly dont know what to do. Last time I posted here, it was around a year ago. After that, I had the time of my life. I started to get some jobs (as a trainee), I actually got...
    jandeboi jandeboi 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 19

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    i have a boyfriend.. he is 28 years old. i am 20 years old. we're currently on our 2nd month of our relationship. as i recall, when we are on the 2nd week of our relationship, one...
    magebricks magebricks 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I can't express how I feel. Part of me is scared that everyone I meet is judging me, but I know most people aren't. I feel so confident about my self and the way I look, and yet I...
    Lavenderwingless Lavenderwingless 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 19

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    Relationships can be so difficult...mine included! But I know what is important to me...not the fact that you are male or female, not the fact that you are drop down gorgeous, not...
    MyGirlLeslie MyGirlLeslie 46-50, F Aug 17

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    just wearing a dress...?(normal dress)
    Songhyeonjeong Songhyeonjeong 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 16

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