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Old 03-06-11, 04:01 PM   #1
 
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Default A Question of Normality

If one takes just a quick look around the forums, they'd see one central question time and time again: Am I normal? Even the question itself comes in many forms. For example: Is what I'm doing normal? Is what I'm feeling normal? Should it look like that? Should I worry about this? Well, I've found a flaw with this question because many things are normal. I think a better question is, "Is this a problem?"

Here's an example: Someone in the forums asks if a blotch of skin being a different color than the rest of his/her skin is normal. Different responses for that question could be yes, depends where it is, has it always been there? etc. If he/she asked if it was a problem, I think it's possible that better answers would be given. Maybe someone would mention the ABCDs of Melanoma, etc.

Anyway, that's just my two cents about how the word normal is perceived.








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Default Re: A Question of Normality

In a sense, normalicy itself isn't normal- it simply is your perception on what the wrd normal is. So, the word normal itself isn't normal at all. That just confused me more then Inception.
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Great article and I agree!
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