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View Poll Results: Is there a such thing as a normal life?
Yes there is a such thing as normal/standard. 19 55.88%
No there's no such thing as normal/standard. 15 44.12%
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:13 PM
 
Location: FL
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who else thinks about DEATH every single day?
I think my Dad does.
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Old 08-16-2012, 07:14 PM
 
Location: FL
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I think I'm a normal person.

By normal I mean, no particular quirks, kinks, disabilities, or fears. Two arms two legs, good health. No criminal record. Average intelligence.

Nothing that threatens a normal lifestyle...by which I mean, get up, go to work, come home, go to bed. Repeat.

I have a car, a house, a couple of kids and a couple of pets. I'm not mean to anyone and I mind my own business.


That's too normal. Therefore, completey abnormal!
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:26 PM
 
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There is such thing as normal . It depends on certain things but everyone knows it exists
Im sorry but I dont!!!

"NORMAL" doesnt exist..... Its just a MADE UP WORD used to justify something being right or wrong..

MEANS JACK.......
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Old 08-17-2012, 12:18 AM
 
Location: where people are either too stupid to leave or too stuck to move
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Im sorry but I dont!!!

"NORMAL" doesnt exist..... Its just a MADE UP WORD used to justify something being right or wrong..

MEANS JACK.......
yea whatever there is such a thing as normal..
it can apply to anything:

the normal symptons of a cold is runny nose,dry cough,sore throat
normally kids in america go to k-12 and maybe college
normally rent in nyc is high
normally men don't wear skirts
normally teens may have lots/some friends
normally people start driving at 16
normally a healthy person wouldn't be sad, or do self mulitation, or withdrawal

normal is whatever is most common for a particular thing, in a particular culture ,at a particular time period..
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:25 AM
 
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A better word to use is "Regurally"
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Old 08-17-2012, 08:50 AM
 
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A better word to use is "Regurally"
Is that Chinese?
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Old 08-17-2012, 02:46 PM
 
Location: FL
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...or typically?
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Old 11-23-2013, 10:30 AM
 
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Normal and Weird are illusions, like everything else that makes up society. As long as you can communicate efficiently and the other party comprehends then you are "normal". Things that are foreign to people (abstract ideas and actions to them) are "weird". Tis because humans are creatures of habit. We love what is most familair and detest anything that is not, because of our Self-Defense mechanism - FEAR. End of Story! Good Day.
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:15 PM
 
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The concept of normal is pretty relative - what's normal to one individual or group doesn't necessarily apply to others. People who consider their normal to be the ultimate standard remind me of people that say "I don't have an accent when I speak." Of course you do! That is, if you take your scope of perspective back a bit.

If there is a subjective normal then I guess I wouldn't fall into that category because when I'm in public I feel compelled to 'act' normal. Sometimes though, I feel like my quirks and challenges are pretty common when I read message boards like this one. Even though we're all unique we still have a ton in common as we're sharing the same time and space and are all trudging through the Human Experienceâ„¢.

I'm also a fan of using 'functional' to replace 'normal' when it comes to mental health. It's probably an easier sell for people to strive to be functional rather than strive to be 'normal.'
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Howard County, MD
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A word I've been using more frequently than "normal" is "neurotypical".
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