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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 185 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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....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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    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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    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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    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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    Normal Is..

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

    I'm a size 11 or 10 just depends on the shoes. What about you?
    badgirlbee badgirlbee 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 mins ago

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    I don't know that anything influenced me to dress as a girl. I can't remember an age when I didn't want to be a girl. I remember wearing mommy's slip and high heels when I was 4...
    CDLynn CDLynn 41-45, T 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    There was nothing about my family life that was not "normal" an for that matter very good. I have one sister, three years older, and one day when I was almost six, I walked by her...
    cdsubalice cdsubalice 56-60, M 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I have no idea but I'll guess. I never had a dad. I have five sisters. Zero brothers. I was raised by my mother until she went to prison then I was taken in by my aunt. I bounced...
    BoyNbraNpanties BoyNbraNpanties 26-30, M 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Im on a kinda messed up situation.. Right now, i wouldnt know what way to take cause i'd be throwing away my past two years of life and trying to start a new one again.. Its kinda...
    Cheesyboy Cheesyboy 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    My mom is hard to live with. She is obsessed with Facebook and taking photos. She wants me and 2 of my siblings to go to church camp, and is determined that we go. She registered...
    UnknownPrincess02 UnknownPrincess02 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    mother said straight ahead not to delay or be misled. i should have heeded her advice, but he seemed so nice. and he showed me things many wonderful things that i hadn't known...
    AliSandraONeill AliSandraONeill 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    "Let me tell you something you already know. The world ain't all sunshine and rainbows. It's a very mean and nasty place and I don't care how tough you are, it will beat you to...
    Cumdumpster22 Cumdumpster22 51-55 3 days ago

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    I don't know what kind of people I want in my life. I don't know what to do about my failing education. I don't know what I want to do for a career. I don't even know what my...
    whaleking whaleking 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So I don't know what to do.. My pup isn't bad. He just has some very bad habits, so he was left unattended when my mum left this morning and I guess he dug at the couch. This...
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I've gotten to the point in my life where I've figured out who my parents favorites are out of my siblings and I'm neither of their favorite. In fact, I'm probably the most loathed...
    Gcardenas Gcardenas 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Gold star for the first person who can identify what this little thingy is for.. Don't spoil it for the others yet....if you know what its for..just say yes!!!!
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 12 Responses 5 days ago

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    So I had to fly for business today and I checked my bag as normal with my clothes in it. when I got to my destination I noticed that it had been opened, and inside was a not that...
    Thongme Thongme 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I keep overthinking everything. I have no one to talk to and school is coming up. Im getting dragged into this dark, dark place again and I don't know how I can get out of it...
    lycancrux lycancrux 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    When someone "flirts" with me, I just tend to ignore the fact that they are flirting... If they continue doing it, I don't really know what to do but to change the subject.... It's...
    LittleUnicorn LittleUnicorn 18-21 1 Response a week ago

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    There's a never a connection between us. There's a never a spark. We talk, than we drift apart. People say I'm fun, some say I'm weird and some say I'm strange. Is this how people...
    YourSecretAdmire22 YourSecretAdmire22 22-25, M Jul 26

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    Many people claim that they love something, that they love someone. But, what is love? How does one know what love is when one doesn't love oneself? The fact that the majority of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 26

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    I have had very strange dreams and out of body experience. And I need help understanding what's happening. I don't know of I'm an angel getting ready for battle or what. Please...
    Hartleyhaha Hartleyhaha 18-21, F Jul 26

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    I have many, many medical issues physical and emotional and am only 28 years old. I cannot get permanent disability I keep trying though but meanwhile I am on temporary disability...
    butterflyangels2387 butterflyangels2387 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    At first you're serious and feel like you know what you're doing. It's tiresome but it feels like you have control. Then, you loosen up. It feels good and right - like you've made...
    FittingUsername FittingUsername 22-25, M Jul 25

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