Normality: The Myth

How many times have you heard the word ‘normal’? You might’ve heard it to describe a person, day or even a level of achievement. But what is ‘normal’? I’m sure each and every one of us has a slightly different answer to that question, making normal itself unique and irregular. I am aware that I probably sound like a rambling idiot, but I thought that maybe this isn’t something people generally think about. But in my worthless opinion, people should think about exactly what they mean before they use the word ‘normal’, because such a thing doesn’t actually exist.

Normal People

Friends used to tell me all the time that I wasn’t normal, and at the time I wholeheartedly agreed. But stopping and thinking now, I find myself asking, “How can I be or not be something that doesn’t exist?” The word ‘normal’ doesn’t have a meaning at all. It’s neither a good thing or a bad thing: it’s nothing.

If you don’t believe me, picture what you would call a ‘normal’ person. Are they nice? Intelligent? Good-looking? Male or female? Tall or short? Brunette or blonde? I can guarantee that whoever you’re picturing, they’re different to who I’m picturing and who the person in the next room is picturing. The word ‘normal’ doesn’t carry any weight in this situation.

A Normal Day

Right, so a normal day… A day where everything goes as it usually does, nothing out of the ordinary. But no two days are exactly the same. No day goes by without giving you even the tiniest of surprises, so therefore ‘normal’ can’t actually be defined in this context either.

So, to conclude, ‘normal’ is just a word that’s carelessly thrown around, but that doesn’t actually represent anything at all. It’s a myth. Like the Loch Ness Monster, only not as scaly. And, you know, a silly word in the English language, not a monster.  Yeah, scratch that particular comparison. As good old Dumbledore would say, ‘Alas…’

If you’ve kept reading up to here, I’m impressed. This post has probably bored most of you to death. But my goal was to inspire a bit of thought. Anyway, as you can tell, I’m a many-faceted being and I can ramble about a myriad of things. I’m not sure yet, though, what you beautiful people want to read, so help me out by leaving comments and liking posts you’d like to see more of. Thanks muchly as always.

Arrivederci bloggers!


2 thoughts on “Normality: The Myth

  1. I totally relate to that. A lot of words have the same problem like “fun,” “cool,” and “hot.” Everyone’s concept is different and there isn’t really a universal standard, but we never think about it and just assume everyone else is weird.

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