I personally would say, when it comes to being human, there is no set normal. There are patterns and trends and fashions, but they are constantly altering. Even celebrities and the like that people look towards for inspiration, they don't pass as normal-well a lot of them anyway. Look at Victoria Beckham, Peter Dougherty, though most certainly aren't what most would class as normal.
I'm currently in a pattern of trying to celebrate my uniqueness a bit more, and not worry so much about
who people think I am. I will happily sit and crochet on the bus, and I may get a few strange looks (I'm a 24 year old, who looks 16). But, this is me, this is how I stop my mind wandering, so who cares what they think? As long as I am not hurting anyone, doing anything criminal or dangerous. Well, then this is who I am.
I know this can be hard, you hope to have some sort of normal in you, especially if you haven't spent much time around people. I remember spending a year after spending a few years indoors, just trying to find myself again. I'm a lot quieter now, and a lot more in tune with how others are thinking, but no longer with what they are thinking of me. I'm not cool, I'm certainly not normal, but that is fine for me. I hope it becomes that way for you too. As long as you're following rules/laws set by society. Then you should just try to be you. :)
We are all beautiful snowflakes, everyone is unique and original, and that is what makes the human race so very great, and has helped us advance.
Hope this helps some, it is an interesting topic, because everyones ideals of what normal should be are completely different.
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