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What is normal , who is normal?

Do you know somebody who is normal all of the time friends or family

 


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LJD
posted 31-Oct-2006 8:48pm  
All people will have their ups and downs...hopefully most of the time, lead a balanced life.
bill Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 31-Oct-2006 9:05pm  
only people I don't know are normal
ausfox
posted 31-Oct-2006 9:13pm  
No one is normal. Normal is just a generalisation about the majority e.g. the majority of people have two legs, therefore having two legs is normal. Just a generalisation though.
Amanda
posted 31-Oct-2006 9:28pm  
I'm the only normal one, everyone else is all screwed up.
RGirl
posted 31-Oct-2006 10:17pm  
No, nobody.
cloudhugger
posted 31-Oct-2006 11:40pm  
Normal is a matter of opinion. If I had to define normal, I would say consistancy is the key.
cloudhugger
(reply to Amanda) posted 31-Oct-2006 11:41pm  
> I'm the only normal one, everyone else is all
> screwed up.
smiley:::wry smile pshaw!

longhaultrucker
posted 1-Nov-2006 1:21am  
What is normal?
Liss
posted 1-Nov-2006 2:32am  
Erm, huh?
Maarten
posted 1-Nov-2006 5:19am  
There is no such thing as normal.
ROCKMAN
posted 1-Nov-2006 5:55am  
I don't think I know anyone who is completly normal.
gazelda1
posted 1-Nov-2006 7:29am  
If normal really existed then most everything and most people would be the same...and that would be a pretty boring world
Charly
posted 1-Nov-2006 8:12am  
Explicitly, no. I seem to be surrounded by odd and Bohemian people.
FordGuy
posted 1-Nov-2006 8:21am  
Normal is sheer to waist. Normal is me. The REAL question here is, what/who is ABnormal. Until we discover abnormal, we'll never truly understand normal. Normally.
judgescratch
posted 1-Nov-2006 9:31am  
laughing out loud
No one's normal.
Iseult
posted 1-Nov-2006 10:20am  
I am not certified to make these kinds of decisions. You know since I lack a medical degree and such.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 1-Nov-2006 12:09pm  
No.
JessicaWoman99
posted 1-Nov-2006 12:45pm  
I am not a normal woman myself and at times I wish that I were just normal female and be like all the other girls
chumpsrock
posted 1-Nov-2006 2:58pm  
Yes, me. I am normal. I feel the full range of normal emotions, and do not exhibit anit-social or wildly unacceptable behavior. Uptight people think I'm quite expressive. Crazy people think I'm the "straight" one.
kitti723
posted 1-Nov-2006 2:59pm  
laughing out loud Anyone who is normal would be wise to avoid me.
Matty
posted 1-Nov-2006 4:11pm  
Most people are normal, though they'd like to think otherwise. Marketing people don't get rich because everyone is so unique.
MiniMary
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 1-Nov-2006 5:31pm  
Normal is very subjective, Jessica. Normal isn't the same for everyone. Biology, environment, friends, family all determine what is normal to each of us. If we are not considered normal (by anyone), it can hurt us, as well. I wouldn't use the word 'normal' to describe individual characteristics. Typical, maybe.
MiniMary
(reply to Matty) posted 1-Nov-2006 5:33pm  
I think that she means normal in a deeper sense. Marketing people do not market in terms as 'normal'. More as to what is 'popular' or 'trendy'.
SpoiledLiLMama
posted 1-Nov-2006 5:50pm  
Is there really anyone who is normal??? LOL
JessicaWoman99
(reply to MiniMary) posted 1-Nov-2006 8:21pm  
> Normal is very subjective, Jessica. Normal isn't the same for everyone.
> Biology, environment, friends, family all determine what is normal
> to each of us. If we are not considered normal (by anyone), it can
> hurt us, as well. I wouldn't use the word 'normal' to describe individual
> characteristics. Typical, maybe.

And yes it does hurt me deeply all the pain and depression and having my family and people that I know saying I am not normal and what do they know about me, and growing up and knowing deep down inside that I am different then most people and it bothers me like being handicapped or something and I do have a disability as well and I am limited as to what I can and cannot do, and I just ask why me oh why me, why was I born this way
JessicaWoman99
(reply to SpoiledLiLMama) posted 1-Nov-2006 8:23pm  
> Is there really anyone who is normal??? LOL

I wish that I were more normal at times and nobody is perfect these days
kirst
posted 1-Nov-2006 10:54pm  
Nothing and no one.
LindaH
posted 1-Nov-2006 10:59pm  
Most people are normal, and it is normal to have some abnormalities.
Matty
(reply to MiniMary) posted 2-Nov-2006 10:41am  
sometimes, sure, but most people, whether they want to admit it or not, want the same things: companionship, recognition from their peers, a sense of worth, stability, and the list goes on. I am not a needs-hierarchy theorist by any means, but some things just don't change that much.

Example, car safety is not something one would consider trendy or popular, but as my brother (who sells radio time for Interep) loves to infrom me not that I am 36, crash safety remains one of the top 5 concerns and thus, most frequent advertising points addressing the market of people 35 and older. It's a normal concern. Someone who is over 35 and cares little for car safety would not be normal. Again, people are not nearly as unique as they like to think.

The very existence of certain professions is testimony to this. Salesmen (they all use the same techniques), advertising, pshological professionals, lawyers, policemen, etc. This relativeness doctrine of Freud's is a bunch of bull. Take a look at yourself, and I think you will see that once you strip away some minor idiosyncracies, you want what most people want.
Zang
posted 2-Nov-2006 12:29pm  
"Normal" is a statistical average or "arithmetic mean".

Everyone is normal and no one is normal. It depends on what aspect we are talking about.

check No

There is no such thing as a person who is normal across every possible variable. In fact, that is most certainly impossible by definition.
prospero
posted 2-Nov-2006 3:19pm  
There is no such thing as "normal".
cerealkiller
posted 2-Nov-2006 5:27pm  
No one is normal all the time. It just appears that way. Some are normal less of the time like me for example.
MiniMary
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 3-Nov-2006 10:02am  
In the path you have followed, you have been true to yourself. And that is very important!
MiniMary
(reply to Matty) posted 3-Nov-2006 10:13am  
I guess I use the term 'typical' or 'atypical'. Normal is more of a 'judgment.' It is typical for all of us to want the same things....but do the Eskimo's or those in Seberia over 35 care about car safety? Or those in Nigeria?? What is typical for us, may be atypical for others (in other parts of the world). So, are 'we' in America the only normal people who exist in the world? Of course not!
Wackadoo
posted 3-Nov-2006 12:22pm  
Huh? Normal is a subjective term. Who defines normal?
JessicaWoman99
(reply to MiniMary) posted 3-Nov-2006 1:10pm  
> In the path you have followed, you have been true to yourself. And
> that is very important!

Yes I have been true to myself and that means a lot to me and it has been a struggle and hard, and I now can talk with my family in Florida and keep in touch with my sister, we love calling each other up and just talking away, and next week is the Election November 7 the race for governor and congress and those attack ads have been real nasty and mean towards each other and you do not know who to vote for, I will follow my heart to make the right choices
MiniMary
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 3-Nov-2006 1:16pm  
Do you have a special man in your life?
JessicaWoman99
(reply to MiniMary) posted 3-Nov-2006 1:22pm  
> Do you have a special man in your life?

No not right at this moment and I did get an e-mail from this guy his name is Jeff and I might write back to him he lives in Colorado Springs which is far from here, and when I get some time I will answer his e-mail he sounds interested in me
MiniMary
(reply to JessicaWoman99) posted 3-Nov-2006 7:08pm  
Where did "Jeff" come from? SC??
JessicaWoman99
(reply to MiniMary) posted 3-Nov-2006 7:21pm  
> Where did "Jeff" come from? SC??

He said Colorado Springs , Colorado and I still have his e-mail from last week, I will look it up and he sounds like a fine gentleman and it should be fun talking with him, I do not want him to think that I am ignoring him or forgotten him and some men get mad at me if I do not answer their e-mail anytime soon and I just have been real busy all week long with so many things to do
fangoriafan
posted 4-Nov-2006 3:21pm  
Ain't no such thing.
evilwillow
posted 6-Nov-2006 6:54pm  
I'm not normal & I don't know anyone who is.
fancypants
posted 8-Nov-2006 6:57pm  
Normal is a subjective term.
heebiejeebies
posted 10-Nov-2006 5:58pm  
I don't know anyone normal, Even I'm not normal.
filiasan
posted 11-Nov-2006 9:26pm  
Normal is scary.
patarnone
posted 20-Nov-2006 6:47pm  
Somebody "normal" would not want to associate with me.
mrmarm
posted 5-Mar-2007 11:56pm  
No way but then again I can't think of anybody those unnormal all of the time.
falkensmaze
posted 9-May-2007 3:45am  
Abby is normal.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Iseult) posted 6-Nov-2017 11:55am  
> I am not certified to make these kinds of decisions. You know since I lack a medical
> degree and such.

Ooh, oooh, nobody told me that was part of the job description!

Right... <points> Normal... Normal... Normal... Not normal.... Normal... Not normal... Normal... Not in the name of all that is holy even remotely normal and please would you put it away!

I like this game smiley:::smile

FordGuy
(reply to Biggles) posted 9-Nov-2017 7:38am  
laughing out loud
Lysannus
posted 10-Nov-2017 9:28pm  
Not me
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