N Is For Normality

At this point you might well be asking ‘what is normal?’  It’s true that normality is different for each one of us.  We all have our own set of rules we abide by, our own set of ideas about what is ok and what is normal.  And in reality there are no hard and fast rules about what ‘normal’ is.  In fact if you look at the diversity of people it really is hard to create any kind of definition for the word that fits us all.

And of course there will be a time for all of us when things most certainly are not what we consider to be normal.  Uninvited events can verge on the bizarre and take us from our comfortable normality into some weird world that we neither recognise nor want to be in.

How we respond to these situations can sometimes make the difference between them dissipating quite quickly, or morphing into something even worse.  We often respond very emotionally in the first instance and can create a drama when there need not be one.  It’s important to step back when we find ourselves in these situations, and take a good look around.

As Whoopi Goldberg says, ‘normal is nothing more than a cycle on the washing machine’.

Enjoy the journey!

13 Comments

  • Hi Mandy 🙂

    Excellent share! Love Whoopi Goldberg’s “normal” lol Normal is what is right for each of us 🙂
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 16, 2016

      Hi Joan, thanks for visiting. I agree, we are all so very different, our normal is different for each of us.

      Enjoy the journey!

  • Chery Schmidt
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    Reply Reply May 14, 2016

    Hello Mandy! What is normal anyways? It certainly doesn’t pertain to me LOL
    great series you have going here my friend.
    Chery :))
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      Reply Reply May 16, 2016

      Hi Chery, thanks for visiting. It’s great to see so many people following the A-Z, I’m chuffed and astounded, and oh so grateful for the positive comments!

      Enjoy the journey!

  • Hi Mandy,
    I like the quote of Whoopi Goldberg,and because we are not machines,
    it’s better to stay away from normal. Times change ,what was normal in the past is in our time not anymore and this is good ,because as Heraclitus said: “The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change -” and we would fall behind with normal .
    Thank you ,you doing great with your A_Z posts.
    Erika
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 16, 2016

      Hi Erika, thanks for visiting. Normal is just a perception, isn’t it. We are, in fact, all very different so what indeed is normal?

      Enjoy the journey!

  • Reji
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    Reply Reply May 15, 2016

    Hi Mandy,

    I enjoyed reading your short but interesting posts. Your blog make us feel a bit different as you provide the readers with some unique views of your own. Keep up the good work. Have a great time blogging. I landed up here from PAC blog rotator today.

    Best regards

    Reji Stephenson

    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 16, 2016

      Hi Reji, thanks for visiting. I’m glad you enjoy the posts and they have some impact. I have a philosophy about blog posts and that is keep it short and simple. Sometimes we can get bogged down with trying to write too much and the reader can get bored and move away. It’s always easy to make my point in a succinct way.

      Enjoy the journey!

  • Kathryn Maclean
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    Reply Reply May 16, 2016

    Hi Mandy

    I liked the quote from Whoopi So really what is normal?
    “if you look at the diversity of people it really is hard to create any kind of definition for the word that fits us all.”
    Normal for me may not be so for you. Everyone is different so you are right there is no definition for that word that fits.
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 21, 2016

      Hi Kathryn, thanks for visiting. You are so right, normal is whatever is right for you, as long as you are not harming anyone or anything else.

      Enjoy the journey!

  • ikechi
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    Reply Reply May 22, 2016

    Hi Mandy

    What one calls normal is based on perception. I do like Whoopi Goldberg’s quote as it is so true. Thank you for sharing and have a pleasant week.
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  • Barrie Evans
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    Reply Reply May 22, 2016

    What is normal? What a great question and I’m still looking for the answer
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    • mandyallen.com

      Reply Reply May 29, 2016

      Hi Barrie, thanks for visiting. I believe normal is whatever is right for you as long as it does not hurt others.

      Enjoy the journey!

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