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    One constant disscusion between my best friend and myself is what the true defintition of normal should be, we have never reached an end of this long running debate as i'm sure we never will. It being a very hard subject and one that is taken in every aspect so therefore taken with millions of different views. So just to amuse me can everyone tell me what they feel normal is and if they feel there is such a thing as being normal. I myself feel there is no label such as normal, the conformer materialistic brand that we should be the same, I feel each person is an individual, as we are, and so there cannot be a normal, where as my friend feels that being individual, beind yourself is what noraml is, and i'm sure he'll say something along those lines when he replys to this post. But seriously how do we all feel on this? what do people mean when they say act normal? what is normal? come on lets hear it.
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    Look at the bell curves, and normal distribution etc, fit it to the entire population, normal is a region within the middle of a curve. Only the size of the region is a number to be decided subjectively, but maybe there's a nice natural number you could choose.
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    (Original post by snow_white)
    One constant disscusion between my best friend and myself is what the true defintition of normal should be, we have never reached an end of this long running debate as i'm sure we never will. It being a very hard subject and one that is taken in every aspect so therefore taken with millions of different views. So just to amuse me can everyone tell me what they feel normal is and if they feel there is such a thing as being normal. I myself feel there is no label such as normal, the conformer materialistic brand that we should be the same, I feel each person is an individual, as we are, and so there cannot be a normal, where as my friend feels that being individual, beind yourself is what noraml is, and i'm sure he'll say something along those lines when he replys to this post. But seriously how do we all feel on this? what do people mean when they say act normal? what is normal? come on lets hear it.
    Try losing the EGO. Without the EGO you are clear. The EGO brings up the ideas of normal, the EGO questions and wonders, it doubts, it fears, and it then when you begin to erase it, it will bring up doubt, and fear at your own attempts for growth. The EGO is basically old crap stored from the past, and has a way of holding onto itself. When you believe you are not changing with each moment, the EGO creates strength, as the EGO is the old ways which also passes and goes with each moment. It grabs you, and pulls you in as a means of surviving (we feel best when we believe we are "normal", but then a week from now we could be different, so now we try to say we are "normal" now).

    This is your body "surviving". But when you define yourself, and put up ideas of "worth" with normal, and whatnot, you are denying the fact that you are changing, always, and with each change you are not more or less normal, you simply are. You are not still a little kid, nor are you what you were, or believed, or experienced a day ago. You simply are. This is more "normal" than defining "normal", because "normal" is really simply being. Changing, because the idea of "normal" is "normally" seen as not changing, being a little perfect picture. But this is not true. "Normal" is clarity, and truth. Not T.V.
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    Try losing the EGO. Without the EGO you are clear. The EGO brings up the ideas of normal, the EGO questions and wonders, it doubts, it fears, and it then when you begin to erase it, it will bring up doubt, and fear at your own attempts for growth. The EGO is basically old crap stored from the past, and has a way of holding onto itself. When you believe you are not changing with each moment, the EGO creates strength, as the EGO is the old ways which also passes and goes with each moment. It grabs you, and pulls you in as a means of surviving (we feel best when we believe we are "normal", but then a week from now we could be different, so now we try to say we are "normal" now).

    This is your body "surviving". But when you define yourself, and put up ideas of "worth" with normal, and whatnot, you are denying the fact that you are changing, always, and with each change you are not more or less normal, you simply are. You are not still a little kid, nor are you what you were, or believed, or experienced a day ago. You simply are. This is more "normal" than defining "normal", because "normal" is really simply being. Changing, because the idea of "normal" is "normally" seen as not changing, being a little perfect picture. But this is not true. "Normal" is clarity, and truth. Not T.V.

    even though i have really not much idea by what you meant with the first paragraph and felt that the form of it was supposed to be rude to myself i think i sort of get it now, but the last was indeed a good one. i think i found someone who can actually end the debate. you are wise in the ways of the world, congratulations i think your definition is the best i've heard. so i think i'll be normal now and simply be. thank you.
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    Normal is what everyone else is and you are not.
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    (Original post by caz)
    Try losing the EGO. Without the EGO you are clear. The EGO brings up the ideas of normal, the EGO questions and wonders, it doubts, it fears, and it then when you begin to erase it, it will bring up doubt, and fear at your own attempts for growth. The EGO is basically old crap stored from the past, and has a way of holding onto itself. When you believe you are not changing with each moment, the EGO creates strength, as the EGO is the old ways which also passes and goes with each moment. It grabs you, and pulls you in as a means of surviving (we feel best when we believe we are "normal", but then a week from now we could be different, so now we try to say we are "normal" now).

    This is your body "surviving". But when you define yourself, and put up ideas of "worth" with normal, and whatnot, you are denying the fact that you are changing, always, and with each change you are not more or less normal, you simply are. You are not still a little kid, nor are you what you were, or believed, or experienced a day ago. You simply are. This is more "normal" than defining "normal", because "normal" is really simply being. Changing, because the idea of "normal" is "normally" seen as not changing, being a little perfect picture. But this is not true. "Normal" is clarity, and truth. Not T.V.
    Jesus H Christ caz, give it a rest would you! Normal is just that, the way things are done most is an example of normal. Eg: You're an individual just like everybody else. You are normal for being an individual. If you take a look at society, those considered not to be normal are usually the sheep, the followers. 'It's just not normal' is a popular comment over here.
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    There is no such thing as normal, normal is an invention of governments and spirtual leaders to give you something to work towards and away from. Yet really there is no normal....
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    (Original post by Sire)
    Jesus H Christ caz, give it a rest would you! Normal is just that, the way things are done most is an example of normal. Eg: You're an individual just like everybody else. You are normal for being an individual. If you take a look at society, those considered not to be normal are usually the sheep, the followers. 'It's just not normal' is a popular comment over here.
    nice of you to finally grace is with your presence sire. i'm glad you kinda got up the other guy, cause i can't being new and all. still porned to disagree with you, i hate the normal debate but i love having with it you, so continue if you please or rush off to work, either way well discuss this again eventually.
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    (Original post by snow_white)
    nice of you to finally grace is with your presence sire. i'm glad you kinda got up the other guy, cause i can't being new and all. still porned to disagree with you, i hate the normal debate but i love having with it you, so continue if you please or rush off to work, either way well discuss this again eventually.
    Yes, well I try. Though I must be heading to work now. I'll be back this evening to again post, and this time post a proper argument, much in the same vein as caz. How many novels would you like? 3 or 4? :P
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    (Original post by Sire)
    Jesus H Christ caz, give it a rest would you! Normal is just that, the way things are done most is an example of normal. Eg: You're an individual just like everybody else. You are normal for being an individual. If you take a look at society, those considered not to be normal are usually the sheep, the followers. 'It's just not normal' is a popular comment over here.
    Didn't I say this? Why would you shoot down what I say to then ironically agree with me?

    And Jesus doesn't own psychology, nor spirtuality, you idiot. Nor does he own beliefs. There are many beliefs out there, religions, etc. I am a part of none of these, but I in fact do have nonetheless, beliefs. I'd suggest you take your head out of your ass and put me on ignore if you can't stand what I have to say.

    Talk about Jesus ****ing Christ.
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    (Original post by caz)
    Didn't I say this? Why would you shoot down what I say to then ironically agree with me?

    And Jesus doesn't own psychology, nor spirtuality, you idiot. Nor does he own beliefs. There are many beliefs out there, religions, etc. I am a part of none of these, but I in fact do have nonetheless, beliefs. I'd suggest you take your head out of your ass and put me on ignore if you can't stand what I have to say.

    Talk about Jesus ****ing Christ.
    It was an expression, one I don't use very often incidentally. I'm not religious, athiest in the extreme actually. You just have this problem of saying 5 words when 2 would do. I've seen people reply to your posts obviously completely baffled. Just tone it down a little would you? And no I don't think 100% of your posts are your original thought. I could be wrong, it has happened once or twice over the years, but the smart money says I'm right. I have one serious question for you though. Do you intend to impress people by putting together such long posts? Because, a short, well constructed post will have thrice the impact.
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    (Original post by Sire)
    It was an expression, one I don't use very often incidentally. I'm not religious, athiest in the extreme actually. You just have this problem of saying 5 words when 2 would do. I've seen people reply to your posts obviously completely baffled. Just tone it down a little would you? And no I don't think 100% of your posts are your original thought. I could be wrong, it has happened once or twice over the years, but the smart money says I'm right. I have one serious question for you though. Do you intend to impress people by putting together such long posts? Because, a short, well constructed post will have thrice the impact.
    Dare I play Devils Advocate and suggest you two start a separate thread?
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    (Original post by DevilsDoor)
    Dare I play Devils Advocate and suggest you two start a separate thread?
    i agree, is it just me or do these two seriously not get along, no offence, sire i love ya but you guys are seriously being very disruptive when in the same post, i've read several arguments between you pair, i think devilsdoor is right perhaps a change in posts to stop the bickering.
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    (Original post by snow_white)
    One constant disscusion between my best friend and myself is what the true defintition of normal should be, we have never reached an end of this long running debate as i'm sure we never will. It being a very hard subject and one that is taken in every aspect so therefore taken with millions of different views. So just to amuse me can everyone tell me what they feel normal is and if they feel there is such a thing as being normal. I myself feel there is no label such as normal, the conformer materialistic brand that we should be the same, I feel each person is an individual, as we are, and so there cannot be a normal, where as my friend feels that being individual, beind yourself is what noraml is, and i'm sure he'll say something along those lines when he replys to this post. But seriously how do we all feel on this? what do people mean when they say act normal? what is normal? come on lets hear it.
    Normal, a setting on a washing machine, pfft, what is normal to one person, wont be normal to another, to be accepted as the *norm*, interpreted to partly agree with Sire that birds of a feather ...., sheep. *Act Normally*, normal to whom as written by whom?, accepted behaviour?, conformity? I'll concede there are accepted patterns of behaviour, I will also agree that we are all individual *In a world full of copies, I remain an original*

    Normal - Noun - Something regarded as a normative example, knowledge of how something is usually done, a set of conventional principles and expectations that are considered binding on any person that is considered as part of a group

    Normal - Adjective - conforming to or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social type not abnormal

    Guess Im far from being *normal* :P
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    I'm normal its just the 6 billion other wierdos that are crazy (especially Caz ).
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    Normal is a standard set of parameters that any one, any thing any belief, action etc. can be defined to fit them.
    As normality is subjective, there is no normal definition of normal, and any set of normal values are only normal to the person who states them.
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    not you, you flat ****
    really polite, if you dont like the thread, dont post in it, personal insults arent necessary and definitely not asked for, noone is being forced to post in any thread mentioned here, simply click out of it and look for one more suited.
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    normal means stereotypical ideas on what u should be and do. usually based on what the media is currently involved (ie, stick thin models, rappers swearin every second word etc etc)
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    Well in psychology last year we did about defining abnormality. There were a few ways of defining this; deviation from social norms, deviating from statistical frequency, deviatoion from ideal mental health and failure to fuction adequatly.

    So psychologicaly speaking, anyone that doesn't feel into any of those categories is "normal" but I think we all judge what "normal" behaviour is in loads of different situations depeing on what the norms of our society are at that time. So I think what's "normal" depends on the era, the culture you're in and what's popular at that time.
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    (Original post by snow_white)
    One constant disscusion between my best friend and myself is what the true defintition of normal should be, we have never reached an end of this long running debate as i'm sure we never will. It being a very hard subject and one that is taken in every aspect so therefore taken with millions of different views. So just to amuse me can everyone tell me what they feel normal is and if they feel there is such a thing as being normal. I myself feel there is no label such as normal, the conformer materialistic brand that we should be the same, I feel each person is an individual, as we are, and so there cannot be a normal, where as my friend feels that being individual, beind yourself is what noraml is, and i'm sure he'll say something along those lines when he replys to this post. But seriously how do we all feel on this? what do people mean when they say act normal? what is normal? come on lets hear it.
    I think your normal when you do not stand out fo the crowd
 
 
 
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