Tuesday, January 23, 2018
The Cliff Of Normality
Normality is "The property of conforming to a norm." So what is norm
and why would you want to be norm?
All of this is just a point of thinking what is the prime point of the issue.
As in you have "a cliff of insanity" , but that is not the point as you really
have "a cliff of normality!" Insanity is just a personal / social conflict depending
on how far or how detrimental to society it is. Well you have to be fair to others
and if they are ok with it accepting it then it's not detrimental.
Balance is what you seek no mater how awkward it is anyway.
The point is to fix it as the point is to make life better!
About acceptance and if something is not there causing a
non acceptance then that is your cliff on insanity.
Having Normality is not really norm anyway!
"Deviancy? That is like the road less traveled.
And so is deviancy is the best environment for personal growth."
"In any given moment we have two options:
to step forward into growth or to step back into
safety." - Abraham Maslow
"A marriage can be like inbreeding the chromosomes are the same with
less diversity, sickly! Sometimes you need to add more chromosomesIn
to the mix for more support!"
And so is the point of normality mostly in the term "assimilation (sociology)"
"Cultural assimilation is the process by which a person's or group's culture come to
resemble those of another group. The term is used to refer to both individuals and
groups; the latter case can refer to either foreign immigrants or native residents that
come to be culturally dominated by another society."
Are you willing to just dissolve your life in normality sort of reflecting
the times of the dark ages where there where plenty workers that died
in the fields with no one knowing who there where.
Like spending all of your life at your desk then dying only to
be buried in the back with your desk!
No! I think I would step out in life like many did in history
and make a mark in history like they did in the past!
Catherine the great or Catherine the mediocre, what do you want?
"Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
The mediocre mind is incapable of understanding the man who refuses to bow
blindly to conventional prejudices and chooses instead to express his opinions
courageously and honestly." - Albert Einstein
~~~~~What Really is Normality?
In terms of nature, every person is born with a set of emotions, for example: love, jealousy, anger, etc. Although it is considered normal to possess such qualities, the issue arises over the matter of expressing these emotions. How far can a person go in expressing their anger while staying in the realm of normality? Who draws that boundary? It is all based on perception and opinion. It is impossible to create a universal definition of normality. Therefore, I put forward the idea that since each person is, by nature, distinct, no one should be dictated to ‘act normal’- in this case we will use the general definition of normal, that only one who conforms to societal norms is considered normal.
When everyone is born different, why should we not strive act differently rather than attempt to imitate others? By encouraging this perceived normal behavior, we suppress the mindset of individuals. They are forced to think and work inside the framework created by society- to adopt similar ideas, beliefs and professions. This creates imbalance in society, as the extremes would not exist. What would happen to the exceptional people if everyone is expected to act normal? The uniqueness of each individual becomes suppressed by society. If, contrarily, people are encouraged to act differently, we can have a range of different ideas and theories. Adopting the perceived ‘normal’ behavior makes our lifestyles monotonous and repetitive. What would differentiate each person from the next?
I believe that people must fill all sides of a scale, the “normal” center and two extremes on either end- this creates a balance. Individuals must be fostered to think differently, and new ideas will flourish. Let us not use the ‘cookie-cutter’ mentality; individuals cannot simply be shaped according to what the society perceives to be normal, leaving out those with conflicting views and ideas as outcasts. The idea of normality is an illusion – each member of society, by nature, is different and distinct in their own way. This diversity is what makes societies great.
Also relating is the story or point of "Rounded Are The Rocks"
Noting the point of "Normality is a paved road: It's comfortable
to walk but no flowers grow on it."
Rounded are the rocks upon the beach
That take the pounding of the waves
It never ceases, never stops
The crashing sounds of thunderous water as it hits
Against the shore
Only to pound once more
Silently and safely quiet
Far from shoreline battle fronts
All is well and no one thinks
Of danger ever lurking here Peaceful inlet well protected
The rocks are sharp and unaffected
There's no pounding waves to round them
Only bleeding feet have found them.