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    does what you view as normal scare you?
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    i dunno what else to say so

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    What is normal? I have such a limited scope of experience that trying to characterize what is normal based on that would be ill advised.

    But if you are talking about what I typically see, then some things scare me, other things are prosaic.

    I see, almost every other day, an accident on the highway. This scares me.

    I experience, almost every day, the sun in the sky. This does not scare me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    What is normal? I have such a limited scope of experience that trying to characterize what is normal based on that would be ill advised.

    But if you are talking about what I typically see, then some things scare me, other things are prosaic.

    I see, almost every other day, an accident on the highway. This scares me.

    I experience, almost every day, the sun in the sky. This does not scare me.
    not exactly what i was asking, but i like this post so i'm not mad.
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    No. Whether or not it scares others is another question entirely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    not exactly what i was asking, but i like this post so i'm not mad.
    Oh. As in what is normal psychologically?

    Psychology is not something I studied formally, but most things I come across define "abnormal" in very specific contexts. Normal seems to be implicitly defined as not abnormal in any specific context.

    In that sense, I think it may be atypical to not be abnormal in some context somewhere. I am not sure though.

    If I did meet someone who had absolutely no quirks, or "flaws" of any sort, I think I would be scared of him/her.

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    I would say I have a firm grasp on reality to understand what normal means. So, I would say no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by prplchknz View Post
    does what you view as normal scare you?
    Almost all of us are normal and only a very few, a tiny number, are abnormal or subnormal.

    And we know in Germany during the war only a very few helped Jews. And a study of these Germans showed they were not normal.

    So the normal scare me, particularly as they take their normality for granted.

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    I agree with @Victor here actually.
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    Some "normal" attitudes and behaviors definitely scare me. I could come up with examples if needed.
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    Fear of reality creates myopic morality
    So I guess it means there is trouble until the robins come
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