These stereotypical statements predict or assume normal behaviors for certain groups of society.
- Redheads have fiery tempers.
- The U.S. population is overweight.
- Teen drivers are careless.
- Homeless people are lazy.
- Asians are intelligent.
But what exactly is normal?
Can anyone be typecast as such?
Each individual on this planet is one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable. We have diverse personalities, dreams, goals and characteristics. We display different temperaments and sensitivities. We can be bizarre, funny, mean, slow, scary, genius, odd, lazy or peculiar.
How then can any of us be normal?
Why would anyone wish to be?
To be normal is to be common, average, ordinary. I certainly don’t want to be an ordinary being. I enjoy being abnormal. My hodgepodge of traits, habits, customs, gifts and faults is what makes me unique.
We should stop pigeonholing people with labels.
After all, aren’t we are all strange and wonderful?