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Being normal sucks

What is normal?

What is normal?

Normal is the norm, being standard, a regular pattern. Normal is fitting in with the majority of people.

The word "normal" can mean something else for some because they see other things as "normal". This article is about the word "normal" as in living like the norm.

Personal thoughts

I personally think that no one is "normal". Some just try to look "normal". I don't see myself as a "normal" person.

Some communities use the term "normies" to describe people who fit into the norm. I noticed that too many people find this term offensive so I personally won't use it.

Disadvantages of not fitting in

You are different

People might bully you because you are different. I personally think that this is the biggest disadvantage, but this comes with a lot of advantages as well.

Don't be different to be different, dare to be yourself. Being different to be different doesn't really seems to have a purpose. There are better (and more valid) reasons to be different.


Everyone has different opinions. You can never be good for everyone. The norm might have some different opinions which might get you some haters.

You can try to change people their opinions, but remember that it is not easy to convince someone. Start with small things to see if they want to be convinced.

People who follow the norm might get hate as well, but the norm is bigger as the rest. So you could get more hate if you don't follow the norm.

People expect you to fit in

You might have to make some sacrifices if you want to be your true self. I, for example, go to a college which uses proprietary software, and I don't like many things which they teach. You sometimes just can't seem to be your true self.

This does not mean that I hate those people. I personally believe that hating does not give enough value back. I don't think that it is worth it.

Advantages of not fitting in

You are different

People might remember you because you are different. You might stand out. Standing out might even give you more chances to get success. It takes courage to stand out so it might also make you a stronger person.

Would you rather hire someone with many cool skills or someone who is a part of the norm?

If you ain't some kind of crazy, you ain't shit. Facts!
- Tech N9ne ( I Caught Crazy )

Fitting in takes effort

Most people their true self probably does not even fit into the norm. It requires effort to try to fit in.

It might be easier to use that effort to stand out. Being different is not easy either, but it makes you more unique.

Your views on some topics are different

It is not always bad to see things from a different 4 angle. You might have more unique questions and points which you can bring to the table.

What if?

You will never see what you could be if will always try to fit in with the norm. Most people can be amazing. It is not always easy to find what you are good at though.