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Re: The myth of 'normal'....

Posted by SLS on March 3, 2023, at 18:23:10

In reply to The myth of 'normal'...., posted by Jay2112 on March 1, 2023, at 12:13:31

> The Myth of Normal: Trauma, Illness and Healing in a Toxic Culture (By Gabor and Daniel Mate)
> The BEST book I have read, in years!! 'Normal' is b*llsh*t. That's why we all take pills, to feel 'normal'. But, it doesn't exist. NOT saying we should overlook suffering, but much of it is because of this toxic culture: toxic masculinity,toxic capitalism, and the campaign to escape it all.
> Definitely make this your next read. You WON'T regret it!!

This is important stuff.

Would you care to carry this conversation further? If so, I would need to know:

1. What is your definition of the word, "NORMAL"?

2. What is the definition of the word "NORMAL" as used by the authors?

By the way, my pills don't make me "NORMAL". They just make me feel good - mentally healthy.

Do your pills make you feel better? If so, then how do they exert this effect? If not, then why do you still take them? Is it a placebo effect? If so, then why do you take them?

Is "NORMAL" really a myth? No. It is not. It clearly is not a myth according to dictionaries and statisticians. It is not normal to define "NORMAL" as being a myth - statistically speaking, of course. Perhaps someone has taken a poll in the general population.

I think the use of the word "NORMAL" by the authors is b*llsh*t. I'm sure it serves to sell books. No one wants to feel that society thinks of them as being "ABNORMAL". The opposite of "NORMAL" is not "ABNORMAL". This is where I think the title becomes a ploy.

By the way, I managed to heal quite well in this "toxic culture" the authors refer to. So have many others. Everyone has their own recipes, I guess.


- Scott

Some see things as they are and ask why.
I dream of things that never were and ask why not.

The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.




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