Thursday, October 23, 2008

What is normal?

"Normal is getting dressed in clothes that you buy for work and driving through traffic in a car that you are still paying for - in order to get to the job you need to pay for the clothes and the car, and the house you leave vacant all day so you can afford to live in it."
-- Ellen Goodman (1941 - )

Normal is doing what other people tell you to to get things that other people tell you you want. Normal is making sure the things you've been told you want are better than the things your social groups have. Normal is trying to get a better paying job even if you don't like it. Normal is never being happy where you are and believeing that happiness comes from aquiring new things. Normal is doing what you are expected to do. Normal is following the rules.

Why does anyone want to be normal? The only reason that I can see, immmediately, is that if you aren't normal there are people who get upset and try to make you normal; Which can be boring, painful or terminal.

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