What's NORMAL?

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  1. aka-dj profile image76
    aka-djposted 9 years ago

    What would you say is "normal"? If the majority of people do or act or speak in a prticular way, is that normal? Is normal an accepted (arbitrary) standard within a society?
    Are you normal?
    Could a minority view be considered normal?
    What do you think? Give examples to illustrate, (if you like). smile

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      MangoGirlposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Only a minority view can be considered normal. We all know that the masses are unpredictably stupid.

  2. Curious Traveller profile image74
    Curious Travellerposted 9 years ago

    I would define, "Normal," as being anything which complies with an established pattern or falls within an established set of parameters.

    For example, snow falling on an Alpine ski slope in January would be normal, whereas bright sunshine and ninety degree heat would not. Eating three or four square meals a day would be described as normal, whereas eating ten would not.

    Are you a philosopher, perchance?

    1. aka-dj profile image76
      aka-djposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Why do you ask?
      Do I sound like one?
      Is that normal?

  3. Mrvoodoo profile image61
    Mrvoodooposted 9 years ago

    Hmmmmm, I guess a minority view can be considered normal within that minority, i.e. styling ones hair into a bright green mohawk might not seem normal within the larger population, but within the large punk subculture a bright green mohawk is perfectly acceptable, or normal.

    I would consider my self more abnormal than normal, but I guess for people like me, I'm pretty normal. smile

  4. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    Every society is different and have their own ideas about *normal* tongue a universal normal would be nice tho, lol

    1. Colebabie profile image61
      Colebabieposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I would hate to have a universal "normal." "Normal" is a standard by which others are measured. A universal normal? How boring would that be.

  5. Colebabie profile image61
    Colebabieposted 9 years ago

    If you're speaking in medical terms, "normal" is used to describe what is healthy, like WNL. But the definition changes with the person of course.

  6. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    I was referring to more of a *peaceful* relations with other countries hmm sorry if that sounds boring.

  7. Colebabie profile image61
    Colebabieposted 9 years ago

    I suppose normalizing things such as human rights etc. would be great. But normalizing culture, language, dress, attitudes, etc. would be awful.

  8. Dame Scribe profile image59
    Dame Scribeposted 9 years ago

    I would be bored to tears if everybody on the globe dressed like us too, lol

  9. Rockwell Fitness profile image57
    Rockwell Fitnessposted 9 years ago

    "Normal" is the opposite of ME................

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    SarahMichelleposted 9 years ago

    LOL I agree with Rockwell...my feelings exactly:)

  11. Liquid_Vitamins profile image60
    Liquid_Vitaminsposted 9 years ago

    There's no such thing as "normal"

    We are all created unique, not normal.

    1. aka-dj profile image76
      aka-djposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      So unique is normal?

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    Chopsticksposted 9 years ago

    Normal to me means the standard of what society considers "normal".  Society determines what is "normal" and "not normal".  Normality is Conformity.  I think... smile

  13. dingdong profile image60
    dingdongposted 9 years ago

    I think I'm Normal, but does it mean healthy? wink


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