Nearly Normal

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Who is this Button for?

People who think they are 'freaks'.

The absent-minded, people with their heads in the clouds and other non-neurotypicals.

Anyone stigmatized by psychiatric labelling. [1]

Society.[2]

Provocative Suggestions

Act normal – the herd won’t notice the difference.

Pretend to be crazy in order to retain the advantages of being categorised as having 'special needs'. [3]

Quotations

The only normal people are the ones you don't know very well.

(Alfred Adler)


I don't think there's too much normal out there anymore. Though there's still plenty of average to go around.

(John David Anderson, Standard Hero Behavior)


Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal.

(Albert Camus)

Something to consider

Your beautiful individuality is worthy of celebration.[4]

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Notes

  1. The Bible of psychiatric labelling is The DSM-5 The American Psychiatric Association's handbook - The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition: [Paperback] Is a steal at $88.22
  2. "The whole modern world has divided itself into Conservatives and Progressives. The business of Progressives is to go on making mistakes. The business of the Conservatives is to prevent the mistakes from being corrected." G.K. Chesterton
  3. This tactic is known in psychobabble (the language psychotherapists talk to each other in) as ‘secondary gain’ which means the acquisition of help, attention, special privileges, leeway and other advantages as an indirect benefit of being labelled ill in any way.
  4. As they say in France ‘Vive la difference!’