Julie offers another take on “normal.” She addresses the role of education in subverting the traditional and more healthy notion of what it means to be normal.
“A perfectly normal person is rare in our civilization.”
We try to walk about an hour every morning.
And during our morning jaunts, we see an array of creatures
both great and small.
birds of every shape, size and description
and then there are a few oddities…
several fox squirrels along with several species of snakes..
the pictures offered today are of a black headed fox squirrel and a grey rat snake— the first image is taken by a photographer–my pictures are below…
The fox squirrels and the snakes wandering out along the neighborhood roads
appear a bit out of place…not exactly the normal animal fare.
(fox squirrel spied while out walking / Julie Cook / 2021)
And suddenly normal takes on a new meaning…
Due to my recent babysitting hiatus, I’ve been playing catch up here in…
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Thank you Tom 🥰
I agree with you especially on education.
Recommend instead of using the word normal or abnormal, use on wise or foolish.
My reason is what is normal to one person will always be subject to the saying “beauty is in the eyes the beholder”
Add other human and physical factors as time, cultures, bias, truths or falsehoods, etc ,to consider what is considered normal and the word normal becomes mindblogging.
However, what is truly wise or truly foolish is much easier to discern if you have a common proven over time source such as a Bible rather than a dictionary.
Regards and goodwill blogging..
King Solomon, Only Wise or Foolish (Repost) – Rudy u Martinka (rudymartinka.com)
Agreed! Wise or foolish is better.