Sunday, February 16, 2014

What is normal? And where can I buy it? 

I’ve been struggling with these questions for the past three years. That’s when I started having such bad bouts of depression, anxiety and panic (I was first treating it as a severe Burnout and resulting depression) that I even had a helpline on my speed dial. 

I never called them. 

Just knowing they were there was comforting.

 Let's look at the definition:

nor·mal

adjective\ˈnr-məl\
: usual or ordinary : not strange
: mentally and physically healthy

Full Definition of NORMAL

1
:  perpendicular; especially :  perpendicular to a tangent at a point of tangency
2
a :  according with, constituting, or not deviating from a norm, rule, or principle
b :  conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern
3
:  occurring naturally <normal immunity>
4
a :  of, relating to, or characterized by average intelligence or development
b :  free from mental disorder :  sane
 I stopped dead at the last one.
It says a lot about today’s society and its attitude towards mental disorders.
grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

wow
Brings me to the point: Do I really want to BE like that?
Giving up all my quirks, imagination and exploring the world through eys of a child
ME?
After having tried so hard to find me
in all the years of having tried to be like I assumed 
others wanted me to be?

Nope.

For me - it's simple just not worth the energy ;)
I actually came to believe, that my difference
is an ultimate blessing.
Why?
Because it might help others to not loose sanity by all the normalness around them!
:D

 If you're trying to find out if YOU are "normal", I recommend this article: