Friday, 16 January 2015

Friendship Report: Normaility

Dear Readers,

I hope you have been enjoying your return to normality. I for one have, but I'm not liking how all the Valentines Day products have crept into shops over a month before Valentines Day. I've got nothing against Valentines Day, I actually quite enjoy it, and I find it cute, but all that is besides the point, for this post isn't about Valentines Day, but about normality.

So what is meant by normal? Honestly, I have no clue. Normality can be many things, for normality is in the eye of the beholder. As Morticia Addams says "Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider, is chaos to the fly." So when people tell me to be more "normal" I have no clue what they are talking about.

The next question is, what characterizes a person who is perceived as normal? As far as I can tell that involves wearing a snap-back with the word "SWAG" written across the front, a cheap tracksuit and a pair of high-tops. To me, that really is not a good look, and so I'll stick with my jeans (which are belted around my waist, not my knees) my boots, and my cut-off.

So the "normal" dress code is a no, that leaves with normal behaviour. How do "normal" people act? Well, they seem to walk around in large groups, drinking cider, spitting and swearing very loudly. That or I don't live in the best of areas. Either way "normal" behaviour does not appeal to me, but to me normal behaviour is based upon how I've been brought up, because that is all I know, anything different to me is weird.

So yes, to me I am perfectly normal, there is nothing wrong with me, but likewise there is nothing right with me. Through my eyes I am surrounded by complete weirdos, who don't listen to heavy metal, who don't like curry, who simply aren't like me. thankfully I do find a few people like me, a few people.

As for all those who think that us "weirdos" should change to suit their needs, have they ever considered changing to suit our needs? Somehow I doubt it, the social implications will stop them from doing such a thing. More importantly: why should we, or anyone else, change to suit other peoples needs. I am more than happy with who I am, why should I be someone else, for just one person?

If you haven't been able to tell, I've not had the best of weeks. Just to lighten the mood, here is a really cute and happy kitten.

- George "Kitty" Booth

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