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    Hey,

    What characteristics would you guys say makes someone 'normal' in terms of society?

    I was having a chat with my grandma a couple of weeks ago and she said something which I really didn't agree with and was quite annoyed about but I didn't wanna say anything to her. I went through a hard time towards the end of last year, was in a state of depression, and my gran said that I need to try very hard now to become 'normal' again as if that being in that state of mind is not normal and I really disagree with that view.

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    Its not in the strici sense.
    Normality depdnds on the condition involved.
    Imho, youre being too sensitive and readong things into little....anf scolding your own grandma who is not just old or out of touch....
    In the strict sense its not normal.....this why psychiatry exists..
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    Normal? Let's see... you go to school and get gcse's, you have a career when you're 30, you know how to talk to people, you have a Facebook account, you break up at least five times before you get married, your children are at least 10 when you start saving up for a pension
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    There does seem to be this bizarre notion in modern society that to be normal you should be "happy" at all times, shun the unpleasant and seek pleasure, as though constant happiness is somehow natural, which it is not. Life isn't always a smooth ride, and the human body has a range of natural emotional responses designed to help us deal with the various situations life throws at us. Depression is one such emotion, there is nothing abnormal about it and it exists for a reason, it's our body's way of telling us that there is something wrong in our lives that needs to be dealt with.

    There are some exceptions of course, sometimes depression can manifest itself for seemingly no reason, bi-polar disorder for example. I guess in those cases you could consider it abnormal.
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    (Original post by moment of truth)
    Hey,

    What characteristics would you guys say makes someone 'normal' in terms of society?

    I was having a chat with my grandma a couple of weeks ago and she said something which I really didn't agree with and was quite annoyed about but I didn't wanna say anything to her. I went through a hard time towards the end of last year, was in a state of depression, and my gran said that I need to try very hard now to become 'normal' again as if that being in that state of mind is not normal and I really disagree with that view.

    Thank you
    People that follow the status quo.
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    (Original post by Greenlaner)
    There does seem to be this bizarre notion in modern society that to be normal you should be "happy" at all times, shun the unpleasant and seek pleasure, as though constant happiness is somehow natural, which it is not. Life isn't always a smooth ride, and the human body has a range of natural emotional responses designed to help us deal with the various situations life throws at us. Depression is one such emotion, there is nothing abnormal about it and it exists for a reason, it's our body's way of telling us that there is something wrong in our lives that needs to be dealt with.

    There are some exceptions of course, sometimes depression can manifest itself for seemingly no reason, bi-polar disorder for example. I guess in those cases you could consider it abnormal.
    there is a difference between sadness and depression.
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    (Original post by hamix.forllz)
    there is a difference between sadness and depression.
    I have gone through enough bouts of depression of my own to know that.
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    And you didnt assert that but whatever...
 
 
 
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