If I am Weird, Who is Normal?
Something that I have been interested in learning more about has been the idea that someone is normal. I remember seeing or hearing about people being called weird, different, or just plain crazy, and then being cast off because of this. I didn’t give it much thought, until I saw it happening to me and some of my friends. I know that many people feel confused about the subject, but I feel that it needs to be discussed. From what I have heard, people say that if someone is different then no one should bother with that person.
So far, I have found little information about the subject, but one thing that I know about normality is that it is making the world stereotypical. Now, I’ve studied my share of history, and found that if the society begins to stereotype people then there would be fighting, arguing, and differences. I believe that everyone should accept who each other are. Personally, it’s funny to me how people love to express themselves, but when others do it we judge. I understand everyone judges, but why judge on something that do the same things as you. Why do people say that others are weird, when we all express ourselves. We just do it in different ways.
Being that I didn't have a lot of background information on Normality, I chose to do some research on the topic. As I searched for blogs and news articles on Google, I came across this one article: “Weird personality,” http://www.enotalone.com/forum/showthread.php?t=164021. This article provided a lot of information and opinions on Normality. Some people felt that normality wasn’t true. One person said, “Don't worry you're just being yourself. Everyone here (even me) has weird aspects. If we were not different, then there wouldn't be a world, it would basically be caos.” This statement didn't really surprise me all that much, but it did make me feel glad because it is true. Being different is not a crime. People could be themselves, and can not be judge. Without individuality and everyone was the same, the world would be in total chaos.
In another article there was this one statement that made me nod my head in agreement with the writer. It was: “Social norms are rules that define the behaviour that is expected or acceptable in particular circumstances,” from “Norm (social),” http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norm_%28sociology%29. This is so true because society says that there is a way to act to be accepted into the norm of people. I don’t agree with that because everyone is special in their own way, and going back to what I said this is only stereotypical. This is making people hate, and cast people off.
All of this makes me think that normal doesn’t exist. Everyone is different, unique, and individuals. Besides, normal is overrated.