|Forum topic by DKV||posted 12-21-2012 01:34 AM||889 views||0 times favorited||21 replies|
12-21-2012 01:34 AM
The following is from my personal bible:
Normality, (also known as normalcy) is the state of being normal.
1. Behaviour can be normal for an individual (intrapersonal normality) when it is consistent with the most common behaviour for that person.
2. Normal is also used to describe when someone’s behaviour conforms to the most common behaviour in society (known as conforming to the norm).
Definitions of normality vary by person, time, place, and situation – it changes along with changing societal standards and norms. Normal behaviour is often only recognized in contrast to abnormality. In its simplest form, normality is seen as good while abnormality is seen as bad. Someone being seen as “normal” or “not normal” can have social ramifications, including being included, excluded or stigmatized by larger society.
So, here is my question. What is normal behavior on the internet while participating on a website that allows for interaction between different people with different views, different upbringing, different mates (which most definitely affects a person) different jobs, different daily challenges, different belief systems, different…
It is my belief to call a spade a spade and I accept that my opinion is going to be questioned, denigrated, ignored and even agreed with. If we can’t say (without resorting to foul language) what we think and feel how are we going to get our “normal” across to another person who thinks their “normal” is the true normal. Why can’t I say I don’t believe in god or I am a muslim or I think you are not thinking right or the way you think just doesn’t make any “normal” sense or if I have a belief that is not consistent with the majority of the website then I must not approach that subject? People say they have the ability to accept other’s beliefs and opinions but they just don’t want to hear about them or discuss them.