Questioning Normality

An Equality Question

I have a few questions for you and this first question is for EVERYONE involved on any and every level, without exception.

The answers will be different depending upon the individual answering it but the question remains the same for all. The question is:

If somone talked about you, or acted out at, or near, you, in EXACTLY the same way that you talk, or have talked, about them, whether or not they believed that you knew everything they have said about you, would THEIR behaviour be acceptable to YOU?

If so, then acting just like you should be their goal and the means of gaining your approval. Right?

If not, then are you promoting a double standard and expecting them, and all of those like them, to accept that as "normal" and acceptable thinking and behaviour on your part?

Lastly do YOU have realistic expectations about relationships that are set up to work like this?

If not, and if you are now whining and complaining about how they, treat you, should we now call your reactions to their questions "mental illness" and get you treated for that, against your will if you decide you do not want to comply with their agenda for you?

I want to suggest an idea for you. Why not get together and gossip about this one for today. Stay focused on the IDEA itself just as a nice change of pace instead of focusing on the person who suggests it and going into the usual comparison of personalities and worth instead of the idea. This is the idea of putting principles ABOVE personalities which is very hard for the well trained dysfunctional to do.

Here is the idea:

The superior/inferior split is the root cause of ALL of our humanly generated problems from relationships, to crimes, to wars. It is the central element, the base premise, of chaos, confusion and power struggles.

Let's THINK about that for a minimum of ten minutes today, while trying REALLY hard to stop all personality comparisons that get us off track.

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Who Defines the Normal and Why?
The Focus on this interactive page is going to be on the perspective we don't hear much about: the Normal group member and his or her role in the design and diagnosis of the assigned illness, given to the individual who gets psychiatrized, often for 'complaining' about his/her experience with 'others' as well as the Normal's function as a part of a Normal group.

Here we will shift the focus OFF of the psychiatrized one and ONTO the group as a whole, and some of its other members in particular.

 

I believe we need to take another look at 'Normal' and how it all got to be considered to BE 'Normal. In doing so we may just find that a whole lot of what is now considered to be 'Normal' might better be described as 'common' or ‘habit.' Longstanding dysfunctional relating for example is very often called “Normal' by those who are used to it, who want to stay 'popular' in their group by keeping silent, or who “don't want to make waves “in the name of “getting along.” Often of course, those who are “getting along” are not really “getting along” with everyone and are part of a well practised scapegoating system. 

So if you have some stories of your “Normal' experiences, this is the page for that.

 

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