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Alright, are you completely average and normal? If you are, you probably agree to some of the stuff written in the following paragraphs.



A Normal Kind of Man.



One of my favorite characters in fiction is Misogi Kumagawa from Medaka Box. Why? Because he is a self-described loser, who never wins anything. He agrees that he isn't smart, strong, handsome, cute, lucky or pretty, and yet he wants to beat people like that. He has two abilities, one to reduce anything to nothing, and one to bring anyone down to his level.

I can get behind those abilities. I'd love them. You see, because I'm not handsome, smart, strong, cute, fast, lucky or pretty. I'm none of those things, and the world can be a harsh place for people without something like that. I'd love to be able make people come down to my level. A level where nobody is special. We're all equally normal.

I'm an exceptionally normal person, you know. Everything about me is either normal, average, common, or slightly above/below average. I have no special talents. No real strengths. No real weaknesses. I'm like a jack of all trades. Nothing I'm really bad at, true. But nothing I'm really good at either.

It is an odd place. There isn't much excess of praise or blame, because you're not noticeable enough for that kind of stuff. Women don't chase after you, or show any interest in you. Neither do men, really. I mean, why would they? You aren't special or curious or abnormal or different. You might as well be a carbon copy of a normal man.
Place people like me in a crowd, you'll never find us again. We will literally blend in with all the other people. Not because we're sneaky, or good at hiding, but because we're just so unassuming. We don't stand out. We blend in. We don't even need to try to blend it. We just do it naturally.

My kind of personality isn't much better. I go with the flow, like what most people say they like, do what most people say they do. Chameleons when it comes to personality. We just change colors to blend in with the people around us subconsciously.

Nothing to see here, keep moving. Just a completely average man.




How does that make you feel?
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Normal to the spider is chaos for the fly.
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Chameleons are the best. One girl, completely unnoticeable, avoided all the bitchiness in her company and because no one cared to drag her down she steadily climbed up the company ladder. (I thought you meant that the normal and average person was like a chameleon)

Tbh Phersu, we are nothing and we do all become dirt in the end. I say, don't bother with anyone's standard and do whatever you want. Instead of bringing anyone else down, realize none of it accomplishes anything.

Now my real feelings:

Doesn't make me feel anything. Evolve or die. I have a lot of empathy for the right people.
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What is "normal"?
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qualeshia3 wrote:

What is "normal"?


me
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Sogno- wrote:


qualeshia3 wrote:

What is "normal"?


me



So you say.
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Every human being is unique in their own special way. The world has to many expectations and standards and so we sometimes forget there is no real definition of "average" or "above average" But that's just me....hmmm.
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You'd make a good spy.
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Posted 3/11/14 , edited 3/11/14
extraordinary people put a lot of time effort into their ambitions/artistry. the average person is quick to give up or has no motivation/inspiration to become greater.




Having said that, I've always preferred the "average" man anyway, when it comes to dating. I don't really like the type of guys who are so career-driven or ambitious, because you know they will sacrifice relationship for their career, which is annoying.
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Normal is the most unnormal.
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I thought Normal was the home of ISU.
Posted 3/11/14
That's just self-deprecation... xD

I'm gonna be honest; I haven't been allowed to be normal since my first violin recital in primary school... I don't know why you'd want to be "special" anyway lol. If I had to make an anime analogy, I'm like Asuna in arc2

Phersu wrote:

I'm not handsome, smart, strong, cute, fast, lucky or pretty. I'm none of those things, and the world can be a harsh place for people without something like that. . .Place people like me in a crowd, you'll never find us again. We will literally blend in with all the other people. Not because we're sneaky, or good at hiding, but because we're just so unassuming. We don't stand out. We blend in. We don't even need to try to blend it. We just do it naturally.



And all of these things apply to most of the world's population, not just you ;-;
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Most people feel that they are normal. It's in other people's eyes that we become extraordinary.

You can think you are the most bland, undefined, typical human being in the world, but to someone, you are special.

Even "unique" people rely on others to solidify their uniqueness. Without other people, there would be no one to compare themselves to, no one to admire them, no one for them to admire. They are unique because a large amount of people see them as special. But it only takes one "admirer", so to speak, to make an ordinary person become extraordinary.

You have family. You have friends. Even long-term acquaintances or coworkers. You've made an impression on someone in your life, and to that someone, you stand out. You are no longer "normal" to them. You are different. You are unique. You are special.

That sounded extremely sappy and idealistic, but it's true.
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No, you can't be normal. If you where normal you wouldn't make this thread. So by making this post you prove that you are not normal
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Well, what is "normal" anyway?
Is it conforming to the majority? Then almost all of us are normal.
Is it not having any special traits when everyone else seems to have them? In this scenario not being special makes you special in and of itself.
"Exceptionally normal"? So normal it's unnormal? Now that's just an oxymoron.


Really, in my experience it all comes down to your vantage point.
I like to describe myself as average and unassuming but frequently other people see one of my - to me perfectly normal - traits as special.
Want some examples?
I'm good at origami - Apparently that's the greatest thing ever to acquaintences of mine who can fold just as well after being shown how it works.
I don't really follow trends and just do my own thing, no matter what anyone thinks. - This seems to be an amazing character trait to some of my friends.
Whenever we're a group of people I just blend into the background until you start looking for me. - It's soo amazing to be able to do that I'm told.
I happen to dislike the taste of alcohol so I don't drink. - This, somehow, makes me cool in the eyes of some of my acquaintances.

And lastly, the one thing everyone seems to consider special about me: I just don't get celebrities.
That guy's a successful actor? Great, I probably enjoy his movies but what he does isn't special. He's just doing his thing. Granted, he makes a lot more money with it than I could dream of but it doesn't make him special in my eyes.
Some starlet is now dating a singer? Well what's all the commotion about? They're people, they fall in love like everyone else.
An athlete won olympic gold? So he's better in his field than everyone else competing which is a commendable achievement. However, it still doesn't make him some kind of demi-god I have to worship.


So in conclusion? I figure we're all special in our own way, we just don't tend to realise it until we're placed on a pedestal.
Personally I'm grateful for the way I am and the way most people treat me, I'd really hate to be famous. The constant attention would be too much of a hassle.
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