An Open Letter to all those self proclaimed ‘Normal People’ out there

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Hello Mister/Miss Normal

Hope you’re doing well. Yet, I doubt you’re doing any better than I do.

As you know, we all have our turns at the limelight once in a while. And for the rest, we do what we do best – pull each other down because we fear authenticity both in ourselves and others. 

We crave for order, control and systematic execution of life. I understand, we humans are social beings and our society is built on a system of roles, expectations, stereotypes, prejudices and discrimination, all with good intentions – to survive and thrive together as a human race.

When we come across a way of life (ideas, behavior, gender, beliefs, skills, thoughts, race, and aspirations to name a few) that doesn’t make sense to us or is not what we’re familiar with or follow as a majority, we tend to collectively condemn it. I understand, we chastise deviance, unpredictability, or difference only because we want to preserve our species in the long run.

We as a society mean well, yet how can we progress or evolve into a better individual or species of impeccable manners who lead a fulfilling and purposeful life, if we continue to belittle, reprimand or suppress anyone who dares to be their authentic self?

Think about it. Besides, there’s a lot to be said and done and we’ll dig deeper into those matters in our future correspondence.

Sincerely

A Wayward (Child, Adolescent and Adult)

Nathi


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72 Comments Add yours

  1. A. S. Hameed says:

    In my experience so far, “normal people” don’t exist. Dig a little and you’ll find out all the peculiarities they hide behind their cloaks of respectibility. It’s easier for the society to pretend to be normal than changing the notion of normality.

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    1. Nathi says:

      Of course, there are no normal people because we’re still not equipped with the tool to measure normality. However, in certain situations, people tend to view themselves as normal as opposed to someone who is abnormal in the eyes of society.

      Thanks for taking time to read and share your thoughts!

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  2. Vannessa Torres says:

    You have great insight. I’ve never said I was “normal”. (:

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Nathi says:

      Thank you! And you might not have said it out loud but as a group people tend to view certain behaviours as normal and others as not.

      Like

  3. @BeingAmulya says:

    Just different work. A sensitive topic and enlightening work.
    Great one

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Nathi says:

      Thanks for stopping by! Yes a sensitive topic indeed and I’m hoping to get deeper into the matter in my upcoming posts.

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      1. @BeingAmulya says:

        Will be waiting for them.

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  4. JBlaide says:

    I love how honest and thought provoking this post is. It’s very easy to disregard or even belittle things we don’t understand. I believe being curious can bridge the divide between most conflicts. Simply wanting to understand rather than mistrusting is so much more rewarding. Thank you for the inspiring post.

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    1. Nathi says:

      Thanks for reading and I’m glad you found it thought provoking! Yes, being curious with a child like awe can bridge the divide between any conflict.

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      1. JBlaide says:

        Hey! I just wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster Award! Thanks again for a great post!
        https://witandwhimsy87508112.wordpress.com/2018/04/17/the-liebster-award/

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      2. Nathi says:

        Sorry the message was in the spam box. Anyway thank you for the nomination!

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  5. Well said! 👏👏👏

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    1. Nathi says:

      Thanks for dropping by!

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      1. I really like the way you write! Looking forward to reading more from you!

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      2. Nathi says:

        Your appreciation means a lot to me! Thank you!

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  6. The pursuit of normalcy is in vain. Succumb to the beautiful creation that you were made to be. Trust me, being normal is not all its cracked uo to be. You lose yourself in the process. Great post!

    Liked by 4 people

    1. Nathi says:

      Rightly said! Thanks for taking time to read and share your thoughts on it!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. pinkpeeli says:

    This is such a different thought..nd I think normality is abnormal these days…being normal sounds bit crazy nd being abnormal is best for the present situation ❤well written !

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    1. Nathi says:

      Ha ha well said! It’s all in how we perceive it. Thank you for taking time to stop by!

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  8. Only a crazy person considers themselves 100% normal. That being said, I think this is an ambiguous theme that has a lot of slippery and downright deadly steps. No one can truly define normal. Majority has a tendency to pick the “trend” and go along with it condemning everything remotely original in the process…but there’s a lot of “abnormal” that society condemns for good reasons…Think about it, I’m sure there’s something you find unpleasantly weird as well…so, yeah, as I said – ambiguity, and more often than not, hypocrisy.

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    1. Nathi says:

      I do agree with you! We don’t have tools to measure or words to define normal. Besides, the society is built on the foundation of what the majority decides. In some cases it’s necessary but more often than not it hurts individual expressions. We’re forced to hide ourselves behind a mask.

      Since, I belong to the ‘abnormal’ category more than I would like to admit, I wouldn’t dare condemn an individual for being themselves (without intentionally hurting anyone in the process).

      Thanks for taking time to read and share your views!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. You’re welcome. I love contradictory and ambiguous themes and this is one of them.

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      2. Nathi says:

        And stay tuned for more😉

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  9. Beautifully written!! 🙂

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    1. Nathi says:

      Thanks for reading and appreciating!

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  10. Ankit Thapa says:

    I never considered myself to be normal. Not for once. Everyone is unique and special on their own way. 😉

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    1. Nathi says:

      Yes we’re all unique and special in our own ways. And it’ll be too good if each of us accept each other for who we truly are!

      Like

  11. Ankita Gupta says:

    Beautiful thought…. Precise and very well expressed.
    Keep going..✌

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Nathi says:

      Thanks for your kind and encouraging words!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Such a great post…which stands as a bitter pill to many to swallow. It has to do with perception. Never say the other isn’t normal cuz u might not be normal as well. Great post.

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    1. Nathi says:

      Can’t agree with you more! Thanks for stopping by! And have a great day!

      Like

  13. Kelseyjo says:

    W•O•N•D•E•R•F•U•L!
    Beautifully said. Looking forward to reading more of your well said posts!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Nathi says:

      Thank you! And have a great day!

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  14. Very insightful piece. Thank you for sharing.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Nathi says:

      It’s my pleasure! And thanks for reading!

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  15. Yes, as a mom of an aspie I can definitely relate . . plus I’m me . . all.the.time. not who anyone thinks I should be . . for those pretending to be normal and have perfect lives I am stressful. . . but my life is happy regardless

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    1. Nathi says:

      Glad to hear that! And thanks for taking time to read and share your views!

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Kally says:

    I have enjoyed reading this very much. Interesting point of view!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Nathi says:

      Thank you Kally, for taking time to read and comment!

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      1. Kally says:

        You’re most welcome!

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  17. All i know there is no such thing as normal 🙂

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    1. Nathi says:

      I totally agree with you!

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  18. Dope post! Keeps you thinking honestly. Like really, what’s is normal? I know I am far far from that and that’s what makes me who I am as an individual and trust me when I say I am happy with it. Why be normal when you can be that over loving,, goofy,, sing to herself in the mirror ,,, jump off cliffs into a beautiful ocean,, speaks her truth no matter who approves ,,, and love whole heartedly… and makes silly faces from across the room. Yeah far from normal. But I love this post and love how you attract your readers with topics that creates discussion.
    Thanks for sharing with me and I look forward to more of your work 😉

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    1. Nathi says:

      Yes, why be normal when you can be something more and better!?! Thank you for taking time to read, appreciate and share your thoughts!

      Liked by 1 person

  19. I agree. People generally condemn the things they can’t do or understand. Sometimes, they have fear of changes. This is because they want to take control on others.

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    1. Nathi says:

      Can’t agree with you more!

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  20. People condemn new thoughts and things because they have fear of changes or they want to control others through their so called rules, regulations or customs.

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    1. Nathi says:

      Rightly said! And thanks for taking time to read and share your thoughts!

      Like

  21. delphini510 says:

    Nahti, is there a such thing as normal people? Aren’t we all quite unique unless we for some reason
    have handed ourselves over to a ‘group’ and act with herd instinct.
    We should be mindful of ourselves and our well being, one could call that compassion. There are
    love situations when the love for children or helpless override this and that is also natural.
    Or the total love for your special partner in life. These also of course have an element of self love
    as their happiness also is yours.

    What we hope will be condemned more and more in our society is exclusion or bullying of
    those who are different. Any form of different. To have compassion across the board.

    Miriam

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    1. Nathi says:

      Miriam, thanks for taking time to share your thoughts! Yes there’s no such thing as normal people. However, when we as individuals or group view someone else as abnormal, that’s when it gets trickier.

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  22. Nobody is normal. People just pretend it. Nice write up.😊

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    1. Nathi says:

      We all do it from time to time😁 Thanks for dropping by! And have a great day!

      Liked by 1 person

  23. emstory21 says:

    I like your take on this issue of normalcy. A LOT of the comments like to point out they don’t consider themselves normal. But to a certain next what is normal and what is not has been taught to us and people will give different amounts of acceptance to those deemed safe, familiar or “normal.” That what I got out of your post and enjoyed it! Keep up the good work!

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    1. Nathi says:

      That’s right. Emmy! No one seems to know what normal is yet they’re quick recognize abnormalities!

      Thanks for taking time to read and comment!

      Like

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    I’m available to read your post at my convenient time.
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    1. Nathi says:

      Thank you Patrick for stopping by! And have a great day!

      Like

  25. J.S. Pailly says:

    As a not-so-normal person myself, I took a lot of delight in reading this. Thank you!

    Liked by 3 people

    1. Nathi says:

      Pleasure is mine! And glad you enjoyed reading this! Thanks for reading and appreciating!

      Liked by 1 person

    1. Nathi says:

      Thank you so much for reblogging!

      Like

  26. Thanks for the letter to Normal people – hope they read it and let the rest of us – abnormal ones – try in our own little ways to move forward. 🙂 for ourselves, our society, our country and our beautiful planet Earth. I loved your writing!!! thank you! 🙂

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    1. Nathi says:

      Short and crisp! You nailed it! Thanks for taking time to read and share your thoughts! I really appreciate it!

      Liked by 1 person

  27. Sann says:

    So true! Well written! ❤

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nathi says:

      Thank you for stopping by! And have a great day!

      Liked by 1 person

  28. Kim says:

    I loved this post, thanks! Very well said.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Nathi says:

      Thanks for reading and appreciating, Kim! And have a great day!

      Like

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