Pe@rson
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What Is Normal?

Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:15 pm

You often hear people saying 'he isn't normal' or 'I'm glad I'm normal' or whatever. But what, precisely, constitutes normality? I'm very glad I don't fit into its definition, whatever that might be.
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RE: What Is Normal?

Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:20 pm

Majority  biggrin 
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RE: What Is Normal?

Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:43 pm

How about This?

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RE: What Is Normal?

Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:45 pm

whatever you want it to be, who knows? who cares? be comfortable within your own skin, that's normal for me.
 
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RE: What Is Normal?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:00 am

NOT the majority that post in this forum  Wink
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RE: What Is Normal?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:17 am

Normal is a unit vector exactly perpendicular to a surface. Who wants to be normal?
 
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RE: What Is Normal?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:01 am

Normal is, what everyone else is and you are not.
 
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RE: What Is Normal?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:05 am

Whatever 'normal' is, rest assured you won't find it in this website.  Silly
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RE: What Is Normal?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:06 am

Pe@rson, why is the sky blue?
 
Pe@rson
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RE: What Is Normal?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 1:08 am

Quoting Brokenrecord (Reply 8):
Pe@rson, why is the sky blue?

Because it's a clear day. If it were raining, it would be grey.
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RE: What Is Normal?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:06 am

Pe@rson, whatever "normal" is, you ain't it! Big grin

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RE: What Is Normal?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:08 am

Because it's a clear day. If it were raining, it would be grey.

and if my aunt had balls, she'd be my uncle.
 
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RE: What Is Normal?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:12 am

Most people I talk to tend to think "normal = majority". In the recent campaign for (against) same-sex partnerships in Switzerland, normal was whatever the bible said (even for people who never read it nor believe in any religion).

And for myself? I don't know (at least, excluding the mathematical/geometrical meaning). I can't come up with a list of what I consider normal or not...

From Merriam-Webster:

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2 a : according with, constituting, or not deviating from a norm, rule, or principle b : conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern
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RE: What Is Normal?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 2:34 am

Hot Topic has a t-shirt that I like- it says "You laugh at me because I'm different, I laugh at you because you're all the same." There is no such thing as normal.
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RE: What Is Normal?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:34 am

Quoting Pe@rson (Thread starter):
What Is Normal?

Not you James, that's for sure.  Wink

And certainly not moi, thank God!
 
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RE: What Is Normal?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:35 am

There is no such thing as 'normal'!

If we were all normal, the world would be such a boring place!  Smile
 
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RE: What Is Normal?

Sun Jan 15, 2006 6:45 am

It's one of those irregular verbs, I am normal, you are eccentric, he is round the bend.  Wink
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