Something that I have been interested in learning more about is the definition of the word normal. I remember my friends and I talking about it in school one day, but I didn’t learn much about it because it was a conversation between my friends and I, and it really is a hard question to answer. Lately, the issue has caught my eye again. I know that many people feel that being normal is a very big issue around the world, and that often time cause depression. From what I have heard, teenagers get depressed mostly because of they are insecure of who they are, and if they are normal. For example, I heard that a young girl was very insecure about how she looked, and she started getting plastic surgery. That was not enough for her her she also thought she has over weight being around 150 pound, so she started starving her self and taking weight loss pills to the point that one morning her parents found her dead in her room, and the cause of death was pill overdose.
One thing that I know for sure about teenagers feeling normal is that it’s created by insecurity. Now, I’ve studied my share of music and fashion , and it usually helps teenagers feel much better about themselves. I believe that looking like every one else does help them feel better because it’s something that they can do to feel normal or even included. Personally, it’s funny to me how some people isn’t satisfied with who they are, and have to look like everyone else to feel happy.
Normality has and will always be an issue in the world. The word Normal is completely overrated because everyone has different ways to define normal what is normal to them.
Being that I didn’t have a lot of background information on normality issues, I chose to do some research on the topic. As I searched for blogs and new articles on Google, I came across this one article: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=normal
This article provided a lot of information and opinions on the definition of normal. some people fell like being normal means being like every body else. A quote from the article is as follows: “A word made up by this corrupt society so they could single out and attack those who are different.” This statement didn't really surprise me much at all, but it did make me feel bad. Many teenagers live a good life and always complain, while others go through a variety of struggles and never say a word about it. always complain about what they don’t have instead of being happy and appreciating what they do have because like my mother always tells me “there is someone out there that has it worst than you so be grateful.”
In another article, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Normality_(behavior) there was this one statement that made me nod my head in agreement with the writer. It was: “Behaviour can be normal for an individual (intrapersonal normality) when it is consistent with the most common behaviour for that person” This is so true because what may be normal to you is not normal to me. The definition of normal is different for everybody, and you should define normal as what you do or how you look most time. You should never
use someone else's definition of normal as your own.
All of this makes me think that the word normal is different for everyone . A lot of teenagers might have a minor insecurity because of how we define normal, but probably never know it.I truly believe that everyone all around the world should believe and and make sure that they know who they are and aren’t afraid to show it. If individuals know who they are and stand for something they can’t fall for anything else, and they’ll stay true to themselves and their definition of NORMAL.