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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 157 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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    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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    Normal Is..

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Normal

    What consider to be normal?   
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 4 Responses May 15, 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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    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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    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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    Is 7 " normal or smallish .

    .I don't trust gfs to give true answers
    Imaopenbook Imaopenbook 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 28

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    this girl i like we have been going back and forth, for a while now. we used to be really close but its like whenever i start to get back close with her something happens that...
    unattached1 unattached1 22-25, M Aug 27

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    I have to pack up and move but I can't bring myself to do it. I know it's everyone's dream to leave their family's home and start living on their own but I can't seem to bring...
    SarahTeddy SarahTeddy 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I'm quite upset with my boyfriend right now. I wont discuss why with him because im not sure why myself. ive gone through and thought about it, and here's what ive come up with: i...
    WellUh WellUh 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't know what to believe anymore. People tell me not to give up, but others tell me I am naive and a stupid little kid. Maybe they are right, maybe I am a stupid little kid...
    BadassNerd BadassNerd 13-15, F Aug 23

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    It happened to me yesterday and I still don't know what to think about it. There already is someone I already love (we're not in a relationship though, I wrote about it in my...
    GlowingHeart GlowingHeart 18-21, F Aug 24

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    Living in SD for over 2 years now I'm not sure what I'm doing, I have blocked myself so much out of the world that I don't know how to make friends, I don't like to be social, and...
    blackskys blackskys 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 3

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    I do not know what I want to do with my life in the future. I had a few interests, but none of them would make a sufficient amount of money to live off of. It's terrible knowing...
    anonofep anonofep 13-15, F Aug 19

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    This perhaps going to be the most confused post from me till date in any real or virtual world.......why because i really dont know what !!!!..........it is about me who keeps...
    Sankhya Sankhya 31-35, M Aug 31

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    I AM A 25 YEAR OLD FEMALE WHO MARRIED TO A 40 YEAR OLD MAN....WE KNOWN EACH OTHER FOR A LONG TIME AND HAD VERY GOOD TIMES TOGETHER WHICH I MISS SO DAMN MUCH!!!....FOR ABOUT 2 YEARS...
    raincloud72 raincloud72 22-25, F Sep 2

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    I have a serious problem but first heres the back story. I've had a boyfriend for almost two years, I love him so much I can't imagine ever leaving him. Hes sweet and caring and...
    Trouble15 Trouble15 13-15, F Sep 2

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    I feel myself slowly giving up and breaking under all the pressure and stress. I keep thinking, just one little cut no one will know. But I promised my brothers I promised my...
    SlimsB SlimsB 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    My antidepressants have been helping me so much, but sometimes things happen that send my emotions spiraling down. Sadly the LDS church is a big part of that. Tomorrow early in the...
    kberry95 kberry95 18-21, F Sep 6

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    hi folks, after 26 years i found my soul mate in a foreign country, i felt like she is my everything. she do love me. but in the beginning we adjust so many things which we found...
    elcid1988 elcid1988 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    I don't know what else to do other than this My name is Sophie and i love my boyfriend so much he is everything to me he is my whole world and meeting him was a dream come true i...
    SophieMarkezzie SophieMarkezzie 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Starting my final year of high school next week. I'm terrified. Anxious about applying to colleges and getting a job and my drivers license. I don't know what to major in or where...
    lovelyyouth lovelyyouth 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I feel so alone in this world, I do not know what to do. This may sound stupid but I feel like I wasn't built for this world, I wasn't built to survive. It's not just that but...
    TWDX TWDX 13-15, F 4 Responses Aug 25

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    Have you ever felt like you just want to break down in tears and you don't know why? Only to find you have no more tears left to cry? I feel empty - numb, almost as if existing...
    TaintedSnowflakes TaintedSnowflakes 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    Your Style is Passive When it comes to communicating with others, you tend to let them take the lead. You prefer to listen. You aren't necessarily meek or shy, but you are...
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F Aug 27

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    I've been chatting with this girl for like a year, noticed that I really like her personality, and she even starts to fall in love with me.. She's in Canada and I'm in NewYork...
    JamesLindberg JamesLindberg 22-25, M 3 Responses Sep 1

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    Jesus. Dear God. Please help! I'm rarely able to make up my mind about things. When I do I change my mind often. I am a planner not a finisher. An idea person not the person to...
    piprimate piprimate 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 2

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    My parents always push me to pick something I want to do for the rest of my life but I truly have no idea. I have no passions. People tell me I'm good at art, but I don't enjoy it...
    laurynnm43 laurynnm43 16-17, F Sep 7

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    I daydream about doing nothing while I work. About being nothing. I presume to know what people around me want of me and pretend to respond to them. Because having a job is...
    paul0wonder paul0wonder 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    I wish I had someone to hang out with tonight. I feel like being social. But I don't know if I feel like going to a high school football game. It's kind if cold, I'd be going by...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I'm about to be 36 (hard for me to fathom how this can really be) and I'm taking stock of where I am in life. I have watched my peers from my elementary and high school years grow...
    SaudadeVirgo SaudadeVirgo 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I know what I want IN my life.
    goodman72 goodman72 36-40, M 2 days ago

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