I’ve often had an issue with ‘being normal’, which is why I decided to observe the way life influences or creates many versions of this thing called ‘normal’. I find it fascinating how life manipulates the way people perceive the sights and events encountered in their environment. Don’t you?
In this section I reveal the lessons I’ve learned regarding this enigmatic concept, including the impact of influence on our perception of normal. I also discuss the fact that normal can be both characteristic and conditional, an insight that brings a whole new dimension to the word. Best of all, I show just how fine the line is between ‘normal’ and ‘different’, and how being different can in fact be quite the normal thing to do.
📂 Normalisation Files
- Influence & Normalisation
- In the eye of the beholder—learn how familiarity can transform the exceptional into normal, and how fear can turn normal into a condition to be avoided at all costs.
- The Weight of Foreign Influence
- The geography of normalcy—observe how distance can affect the perception of what is normal, with greater distances increasing a sense of abnormality and even dread.
- What Is Normal?
- My abnormal version of normal—see how maintaining a common ground normal with others became increasingly harder as my taste for the abnormal grew ever stronger over time.
- Just a Spoonful to Start…
- A slippery slope down the rabbit hole—follow the trajectory of my abnormal journey, where a small taste led to a lifetime diet of ever-increasing hits of anti-normal behaviour.
- My Internal Apocalypse
- Relative normality—discover how only by seeing past the illusion of normal was I able to see just how normal I really am, faults, flaws, and quirks included.
- Our Differences
- Subtle course changes—see how even the slightest difference between me and you can turn into a huge distance as our lifetime journey takes us ever further apart.