If You are Normal Then Define Normal?

Be Normal

Isn’t that what most people are trying do? ... Being Normal

What are the standards of normality and in what measurements you can really say Ha....yeah I’m normal?

After searching about this word for couple of days , I found out that it’s really hard to define normality as because it is a related to several matters,

such as in what century you are , the surrounding environment or even your social standard etc..

Then one day I was chatting with a friend and she said

“every one is doing it… It’s normal”

suddenly it hits me yeah now I know the definition of being normal, it was there all the time how did I missed it;

Being normal is the behaviour of the majority in the same period of time.

Behaviour of the majority in the same period of time; means a large group of people are behaving in the same way at the same period of time… so that will be defined as normal and if a small group of people behaving in a different way in that same period of time … that will be defined as abnormal...bla bla bla

Ok. I know that was boring so lets simplify it..For example being normal to you and your friends had never been the same definition of being normal to your parents,

we did all have our argues with them trying to explain our behaviour. I think we have all said in more than one occasion to our parents

" Time had changed and people are not doing that any more "and then after all those years of argues they contradict you with this statement ...

Just be your self

But I found in that contradiction, that they were right when they asked me to be my self, cause every one of us have a different nature and philosophy in life, we can’t be the same.

How can you be your self and be normal in the same time?

I guess I can’t…. it is really hard to be normal not because it is not right.... it's just because we are different by nature and not all of us born to be followers (Normal)…some are meant to be different (abnormal) . I don’t want to behave like the majority just to be normal...I just want to be my self, so my definition for being normal will be;

Being Normal= Being your Self

Proved by Microsoft Word

I just love to prove that I'm right , I found something to help me out ..you can check it out it’s very easy

Start Microsoft Word and write normal, right click now the word you will find at the synonyms tab;

Normal= usual, standard, regular, ordinary, typical, customary, common &average.

Abnormal= irregular, non standard, strange, unusual, atypical, anomalous, odd &uncharacteristic.

Do you see something going on there!!... How ever that was just my defintion of normilaty and I would love to hear yours ,if you can define normal in another way, you are more than welcome to share it.

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Comments 14 comments

Jammu 5 years ago

Interesting subject you are talking about here and placed in a nice way, good job


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sam-eg 5 years ago from Happy Land Author

Thx I was glad to hear your review :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Sam-eg -- I am very impressed with this hub.

I am not normal, never have been normal, never want to be normal, isn't being normal just way over rated?

Normal may be even boring, but I loved this hub and I will be thinking about it with a smile while I ponder how abnormal I turned out to be! lol


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sam-eg 5 years ago from Happy Land Author

wow I'm impressed as well with your energetic comment , thx for sharing your thoughts :)


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brandasaur 5 years ago from Planet X

The title is so catching, it made me curious and read this! :) Nice hub, bought smiles to my face and got me thinking.


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sam-eg 5 years ago from Happy Land Author

HI, Thx for passing by, I’m glad that you liked it :)


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RealHousewife 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Sam-eg - I have just been wondering all about what is normal since I was like 5! People expained what it was, tried to show me - but it was too boring so I just never listened! Lol lol


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sam-eg 5 years ago from Happy Land Author

Hi Realhousewife, I’m glad that you didn’t listen lol, I think you turned up to be a wonderful and compassion person. I can see that from your hubs, really you are a good writer. :)


Dag and Maya 5 years ago

Sanity and "Normalcy" are over-rated. I consider them BOTH to be "Social Diseases". Why spend your whole life trying to be a Carbon Copy of everyone else ??


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sam-eg 5 years ago from Happy Land Author

Hi, Dag and Maya , that was exactly what I was thinking off!! thx for sharing your thoughts :)


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Doc Sonic 5 years ago from Cape Cod, Massachusetts

No one can be truly normal, because we all have so many different aspects to our personality. To be completely "normal" we would have to be "similar to the majority" in every one of those different aspects. I don't think anyone falls into that category. We are all "normal" in some respects, and "abnormal" in other respects, and this is fine, because "normal" does not mean "right" and "abnormal" doesn't mean "wrong". I like to say that the degree to which I am normal is purely coincidental, and not the result of my trying to be like everybody else.


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sam-eg 5 years ago from Happy Land Author

I totally agree with what you have said Don Sonic, your comment was my exact MSG, thanks for your great review and your time to leave that wonderful comment


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suzzycue 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

I enjoyed this hub-this is good writing-You took one word and wrote a whole hub on it-

People might say I am different... but

I can look back and say you are all the same.

long live Maverick's they make awesome writers!!!


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jimagain 4 years ago from Hattiesburg, Mississippi

Tough subject. The topic of 'normal' is at best, subjective and open to interpretation. Everyone has their own peculiar persepctive. Perception certainly 'colors' our concept of the subject. Good job! voted UP and interesting.

I think normal is over-rated.

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