Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Normal people?

Normal what is it?

Who defines it?

Is there such a thing as normal people?


Do I know any normal people?

Am I normal?


Questions about this term normal have come to me over and over again the past few weeks. I went to winkipendia to see what it said about this term Normal. Here is the link if you want to read the whole page...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normality_(behavior)


"In behavior, normal refers to a lack of significant deviation from the average. The phrase "not normal" is often applied in a negative sense (asserting that someone or some situation is improper, sick, etc.) Abnormality varies greatly in how pleasant or unpleasant this is for other people. The Oxford English Dictionary defines "normal" as 'conforming to a standard'. "

So normal people don't deviate from the average people? Normal people according to this conform to a standard.

Ok so this brings up two new question for us to ask.

Do I have to be average to be normal then?

And who set it and what is the standard for normal?

Bean is wondering what is your view is on Normal?








1 comment:

Barbara said...

Not sure there are any normal people left in the world. Sin destroyed normal so we have to wait til Jesus comes again, then we can have normal people again.