I’ve asked myself this question many times before. What is normal? What one person perceives as being normal, another person won’t. My definition of normal is something that’s usual or typical or something expected that doesn’t deviate from the norm.
Normal seems to be based around behaviour. When it comes to us evaluating our own behaviour, we decide how to act and what is normal, based on our perceptions of how we see others and of our circumstances. A conversation we have, may seem to be normal on first impressions, but may eventually be judged by us to be less than normal by the end of the conversation.
Our perceptions are the catalyst for what we see as normal and those will differ with each of us. As a general rule, people or circumstances that are deemed less than normal, are usually based on behaviour, which is observed outside established parameters of what is considered acceptable or normal by society.
Society in many respects dictates and sets the standard of what is deemed or classed as normal. Perhaps then, society needs to change and set different standards so more people are allowed to fit into the norm. We should work together to uniformly set the standard by helping and understanding each other better.
That would go some way for us to be more accepting of each other, so that more of us can fit into the norm of what is considered normal.