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:


: usual or ordinary : not strange
: mentally and physically healthy

Full Definition of NORMAL

:  perpendicular; especially :  perpendicular to a tangent at a point of tangency
a :  according with, constituting, or not deviating from a norm, rule, or principle
b :  conforming to a type, standard, or regular pattern
:  occurring naturally <normal immunity>
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.

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
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?


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

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