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[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]According to the dictionary, the word normal means something that is ordinary or someone that is conforming to a certain standard. Standards are set by societies for what is typical or expected. The question is, “What is a normal person?”

 

>A normal person is someone that has become a part of society, a clone of what society depicts as itself. A person that looks perfect on the outside, while blending in with the crowd and being generalized into one category based on society’s standards. But in reality, there is really no such thing as a normal person. Given the fact that each person varies. Because everyone is special and unique in there own way. Therefore, what I may perceive as normal may be abnormal to someone else. So to call someone normal is merely an image painted by society and throughout the media to display a standard that everyone should follow or go by.

 

In society today, normal is nothing more than a trend. Standards set to determine whether a person is normal or not. Basically anything that does not stand out or alter the way we view society. For example: Being skinny is more acceptable and attractive than being full figured. Or your sexual orientation should go by the bible instead of how you feel. Those of us who try to be normal end up unhappy, not realizing that most of these standards that society has set are unrealistic. Those standards instead cater to the group rather than individuals, in most cases making it a little harder for people who are considered abnormal or weird to define themselves as individuals in the world today.

[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_column_text]As individuals struggling to find our place in the world today, being different is something that is hard to make others understand. Especially living in a society that judges people based on what they see firsthand. Because of the judgment and scrutiny, we start to feel a sense of abandonment. Feeling like no one will ever understand us despite of what we do. Like an outcast lingering in the shadows. Trying to find a balance between the world and ourselves, only to be left feeling depressed and ashamed while trying to fit the mold because we are denying our true selves with a lie. Leading down a road of sadness and loneliness and realizing that true happiness comes from within and not what is looked upon on the outside.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_gallery type=”flexslider_fade” interval=”3″ images=”3895,3906″ onclick=”link_no” custom_links_target=”_self”][/vc_column][/vc_row]


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