"My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage." - Stockard Channing as Aunt Frances, Practical Magic
When I was a kid, I wanted to be just like everyone else. I wanted to blend in and be part of the crowd. For reasons I never understood, I was never able to pull that off. Even when I was silent and trying desperately to fade into the wallpaper, people noticed me. What shocked me even more deeply was finding out that they remembered me.
I was the most noticable Invisible Girl in history.
Normal people try to make everyone believe that normal - their version of it, anyway - is the status everyone should seek to attain. "Be like us!" they seem to say. "It's awesome!"
Except... and this may just be me, but... have you noticed how much the normal people have to drink to make their normal lives seem awesome?
They're complaining about their jobs, their marriages, their kids, their in-laws, their lawn service, their mechanic, the stock market, and the price of popcorn in movie theaters, but gosh, they don't understand why you're not more like them!
Because you don't even like being you, I always want to say.