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If Being Abnormal is Normal Does it Follow Normal is Abnormal?


Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal. ~Albert Camus

Normal is a narrow swath on the bell curve accounting for no more than half of all possible values. It is entirely possible that no one individual is fully aligned with the norm. I have never seen the half child making up the two and one-half children per family. If only half of all people exist in the norm, the half existing outside the norm, all are simultaneously normal and not normal. (This is outside the abnormal norm portrayed in advertisements designed to manipulate weak egos.)

The norm for introverts is nearly opposite the norm for extroverts in which case the norm for the population bell curve is neither. The norm is abnormal for either group.

When all is said and done, the questions remain. Is anyone really normal? Is normal truly the norm?

04 Sep 2018

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2 comments on “If Being Abnormal is Normal Does it Follow Normal is Abnormal?

  1. I know this is not funny, but it got me chuckling. 🙂 You had to start a discussion over normal & abnormal as if us overthinkers have any less number of items to pick our brains about.
    By the way, isn’t normal and abnormal decided based on what the majority thinks? That’s where the sheep or herd mentality comes into place. And if someone doesn’t adhere to it, they are called abnormal and they agree to it as that was not the norm of that group.
    It is upon these abnormals to make their abnormality the norm so that it becomes normal one day. That is how change happens anywhere.

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