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Why Normal is Expensive

normal is expensive

Many of us look to lead normal and happy lives, but sometimes being normal is a more costly choice than you think. It could mean always trying to keep up with the pack instead of straying out on your own path to discover new ideas. It means never taking too big of a risk, no matter how rewarding, or ever sticking your neck out above the crowd.

Sometimes what’s best for the greater good though, hasn’t been embraced by the public yet. What if you did have a chance to change the world for the better? But instead of realizing that full potential, you were to busy conforming to what society and other people expected you to do. Unfortunately being different, can sometimes be a difficult journey to travel. Do you think it was easy for George Washington and Thomas Jefferson to lead our Declaration of Independance? Or Mahatma Gandhi when he campaigned for Indian independence no matter how peaceful his non-violent disobedience principles were? Fast forwarding to the modern age, you don’t have to lead a revolution to be unique to this planet. Do whatever makes you happy and content no matter how crazy sounding, if it could really one day help the world. Whether that be writing the next great novel, designing a new building, discovering the latest scientific breakthrough, or exploring artistic talents, or anything else you can dream of, time is the most expensive cost you have, so use yours wisely! Can you really afford to be normal?

comic via gapingvoid

   
Judith Kavanaugh
What I like about the internet is there is a reference group for just about any identity. So in that sense connecting folks who may be considered "freaks" in the "normal" world now have a better chance of belonging than ever before. There is nothing wrong with being "normal". It is expensive relative to the class you wish to establish as your reference group. That said I think the quirky long for normal and the normal want to be quirky. Each thinking the other leads an easier or more interesting life.
Mark Wakefield
There is no such thing as normal, I have not seen that beast anywhere! I have seen the slave of conformity within me and others everywhere though that's what needs to be pointed out and changed within the individual if they have the DESIRE....
Sabrina Murray
Being spontaneous just seems more fun sometimes. Being in a safe place all the time can be boring and uneventful.
Matthew Callahan
Can't we not conform to societal standards and still be "normal"? I don't feel particularly weird or unique, but I am definitely my own person.
Dan Tulloh
Now normal may be more safe, but weird and unique doesn't mean dangerous necessarily.
Stephen Hebert
Well, normal and stable life for me is probably a more unique and potentially riskier life for others.
Peter Gregg
I like normal in terms of stability. Not keeping up with the Jones'. Unpredictable I enjoy in some of the day to day to keep thing fun
 
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