adjective: conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected
noun: the usual, average, or typical state or condition
I dislike the use of the word normal to talk about human attributes and actions. As far as I’m concerned it’s all normal. Nothing that is done now hasn’t been said, tried, thought or done before as far as human behavior at some point or another.
We have this spectrum that we navigate. That most people stay within the uppermost bell curve gives us a sense of comfort and maintains society functioning at a decent semblance of cohabitation sometimes. But the other ends of the spectrum are just as valid as normal in all senses, because they are things we are all capable of. We can all kill as much as we can all save. We can all hurt as much as we can all help. We can all take as much as we can all give.
Where our own personal spectrum of behavior takes us has more to do with environmental, mental and spiritual factors as well as factors far outside of our own control most times. Then there is a karmic balance which we must also navigate around. One we may have been born into or created for ourselves. One that keeps perfect score, regardless of your own personal morality.
I prefer to look at life logically. Shitty things happen. How can we mitigate them? Personally, I think if we each took the time and effort to truly just care; if we all took it upon ourselves to be more aware of the world around us and of the ways we can make it better right from wherever we are it would make all the difference. If we could all realize that we truly are capable of the best of the spectrum of greatness that we reserve for saints and hero’s and such. If we could see how easy it is to make a huge difference in this world.
I can’t say where the bell curve is for “normal” people having an effect on the world. I don’t know if most people are really just negligible, I don’t believe so but I can’t really say. I can’t even say if I am or not. I simply don’t know these things. But I can say that I’m trying my best here…….
and I truly believe that’s more than enough.