“NORMALITY”

In my opinion, normality does not exist. It isn’t a thing. Everything has their own definition on what “normality” actually is. My “normal” is way different than what my dad’s “normal” is or what my mom’s “normal” is. My girlfriend, Allie, is probably the closest to my idea of “normal” compared to me that I will ever find. My “normal” is not normal at all. My “normal” is wacky, zany, and in general, just…me. The “normal” me is mostly and generally upbeat. I do have off-days or shitty days, but that alone, I think, is a universal “normal”. Who doesn’t? My mood changes day-to-day. I am not bi-polar but I do have occasional mood swings. Meds help my moods-including a Depression diagnosis-but they don’t help me being human. Maybe humanity in general is abnormal. We as humans can be unpredictable. Ideas and ideals are universal things, but they vary from person to person. And that is interesting to me.

Religion is a prime example of this. Catholics and Muslims both believe in a God, but it is a different God. People kill each other over ideas and “normality”. So how does this tie into my original prompt? Normality does not exist. I challenge any person to define the word “Normal” and not have at least one person go, “No…this is what normal is”. The very idea of normality to me is really boring. Imagine if every single person on Earth acted exactly the same. How much fun would that be? Um that would be…NONE! “Hi…I’m exactly like you…” “Hi…and I am like you…” No, no, no. FUCK THAT! I wanna be as abnormal as humanly possible in that regard. I want to fit in, sure, but not if it means altering myself and my personality. I am very happy with who I am and what I have become. I know people who are like-minded and I know people that would abhor me and probably frown at me for thinking like that.

I can’t tell other people how to act, and I am not attempting to. So please understand that. I am just one person who has the balls to write down his thoughts. And if that means being considered “weird”…well then I guess I am weird. AND GODDAMN PROUD OF IT! Let me know what you think of this subject and as always, thanks for listening.

-Tom

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

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