What’s normal for some might be absolutely insane for others

Who’s to say what’s normal and what’s not?

Do we have the right to judge or put labels on everything and everyone we witness? 

The world is full of unhappy people being too afraid to express who they really are, just because they might not fit into someone’s standards. Ever since we were kids, the shy one was always considered a weirdo, and no one wanted to play with them. In school, the one that used to color their hair different colors was always the freaky one, and no one wanted to sit next to them.

And everyone else felt somehow superior, just because they were believed to fit in the ‘normal’ frame.

Too many people are being labeled ‘weird’ because someone just can’t understand or accept their differences. Moreover, a lot of people are forced to hide their true nature because they are scared they might be cruelly judged by society. They are listening to music they don’t even like because someone said it was trending. They are following a lifestyle they hate because they want to impress others. Frankly, they only want to feel accepted. Therefore, they are losing their sense of reality, and they are living most of their lives being unsatisfied with themselves.

Is pretending to be someone else, so you could be approved by society, what life is about? Instead of stressing about what others think of you, you could spend this time focusing on clearing your headspace and finding what makes you truly happy. You could concentrate this energy on taking care of yourself and finding what makes you feel good in your own skin. You could learn how to love yourself with all of your flaws and imperfections.

If happiness is what we all are aiming for, shouldn’t we be doing the things we love, regardless of what might people say? 

The harsh truth is, there are too many individuals that are just living for judging others. Perhaps, this makes them feel good about themselves by temporarily filling a hole in their hearts. But what they don’t realize is that their criticizing behavior might be emotionally abusing to some. Their little mean comments might be severely hurting someone’s feelings.

If that’s what ‘normal’ is, are we really going in the right direction?

Unfortunately, suchlike people are always going to take a major part in the world we live in. That’s exactly why you need to be mentally strong enough not to listen to them. You need to stay true to yourself, regardless of what they’re saying. Honestly, if you’re always trying to be normal, and to fit into someone’s standards, you will never know how amazing you can be.

“Normality is a paved road: It’s comfortable to walk, but no flowers grow on it.”

Vincent van Gogh

No one should ever be trapped in society’s guidelines. The world would be so much better if we all could see the beauty in diversity. Instead of trying to be normal, we could try to be more kind and empathetic. We could try to be more understanding and accepting. The time we waste worrying about how we look in the eyes of others, we could spend developing valuable social skills, such as compassion and humanity. Most of all, we could learn how to respect each other’s freedom of expression.

Rather than judging someone’s behavior, we could put effort into understanding them.

This should be normal, not the other way around.

You should never be afraid to show your true colors and do the things that make your soul shine. Why be normal, when you could be magical? Why be miserable following society’s lead, when you could be happy being who you truly are? Dye your hair in a crazy color, wear those ripped edgy jeans, listen to the music that moves you. No one has the right to dim your light. Your life, your choices, your decisions, and your mistakes are all up to no one else but you.

“Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.”
– Marilyn Monroe

If there weren’t for the cheeky, eccentric, quirky, and curious people, our evolution would be questionable. Our world is moved by individuals who are not afraid to embrace their real personalities, even though others might find them weird.

So, who has the right to say what’s normal and what’s not?

There is a famous aphorism that says: “What’s normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.” In other words, everyone has a different view of the term ‘normal’. That’s why we need to respect each other’s differences and learn how to accept them with kindness.

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