The N Word

Normal

(I know, probably not the one you thinking of)

Everyone is so obsessed with the concept of normal. Half of the world seems to be obsessed with becoming or remaining normal, and the other half seem just as determined to be anything but normal. Most people seem to think that normal means, just like everybody else.

However, no one ever seems to actual think they are completely, one hundred percent, in the normal category. Even if the entire world seems to think that they are the most ordinary, normal human being on the planet, there are always a few things that to them at least, makes them other. Some times it’s cultural things like religion, race, gender or sexuality that set them apart. Other times it’s as small as being allergic to peanuts of very into B movies.

Personally, I think that normal meant what ever made someone feel safe, happy, and that you belonged. Also, that everyone else on the planet had a different definition of what that word actually means. But hey, that’s just my opinion, what do I know.

I use to say I would rather be anything but normal, associating that word with ordinary and boring. Now that I am older, I would give just about anything to fit into that category. To be just a little bit more like everybody else. How the times have changed. I think in our own ways, everyone is trying to find their own personal balance with that dreaded word. Maybe one day I will find mine.

What do you do when you have no idea where your life is going?

If you have the answer, let me know.

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