The Daily Post Writing Prompt – The Normal

Is being “normal” — whatever that means to you — a good thing, or a bad thing? Neither?

Is there really such a thing as “normal?”

I’m convinced that what is normal for one is not necessarily normal for another.  There is no clear definition for what is normal, but society would tell you that following the crowd is normal.

It’s really not.  Following the crowd, such as it is, can lead to groupthink, which can lead to unoriginal ideas.  And why should unoriginal ideas be “normal”?

It is only normal to be true to yourself and what you stand for in this world, and that is a good thing.  It moves society, as a whole, forward.  It creates new ideas, new ways of thinking, and new attitudes.  If you feel you are true to yourself, no matter what your interests or background are, then you are, in fact, “normal.”

Whatever that is.

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