Normal? & Mental Health

A lot of people go through life trying to perform normalcy, and I think you can relate to that. – Rebecca Hall

I have been mulling this over about “normal”. We know the quote, ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder”. My question is this, “is normal in the eye of the beholder”?

Over the past several years my “normal” has seen many variations. Now, after hip replacement it is going through another transformation.

I probably could ask all my neighbors what they think normal is and I would get multiple different answers. Some would say normal to them is a traditional family. Others might say that there family is more of an extended family.

So dear reader, I would like to hear from you about “what is normal for you”? I have a feeling I could see some variants in answers!

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  1. ashleyleia

    I tend to think there’s no such thing as normal. Certain things tend to be expected by society, like people will get married, have kids, have a 9-5 job, and that kind of thing. But life is never that simple.

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  2. socialworkerangela

    I use to crave being “normal” to me meaning without mental illness within me. But reading this past made me realize it’s been awhile since I’ve had those whoa is me posts and thoughts. Could it be the meds? Could it be some resemblance of recovery… maybe both but i appreciate this post for making me realize that in this moment I’m ok with being what is normal for me.

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    1. rts – Facing the Challenges of Mental Health

      I feel that “normal” changes as our circumstances change. Also, we should not compare ourselves with others.
      Thank you so much for sharing your feelings and thoughts today! Hope to hear from you again! You are always welcome here!


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