On more than one occasion, the one who more or the least has felt a weirdo, right? Have you ever had the feeling that you are not normal? Well, you should know that nothing bad happens to you, in fact that sensation turns out to be more normal than you think. Feeling different is normal, since "normal" does not exist.
In a study conducted in 2018, the Yale researchers came to a conclusion, to a screaming truth; humans are just a bunch of "monsters" and it's nothing to worry about. In fact, fortunately, that is exactly how it should be.
You're not normal, so what?
Now that we have the answers so close, we are sure that on some occasion you have searched in Google for answers to questions as baffling as What is the normal bedtime? It is normal talk to your dog ? Is it normal to sleep with your teddy bear? Surely looking to know if you are or are not normal.
The 2018 study conducted by Avram J. Holmes and Lauren M. Patrick, Yale researchers, ensures that there is nothing "normal", neither for people nor for their brains.
According to the report "Optimality in clinical neuroscience" It is just a myth. Instead the variety, the change are much more common than we think. In addition, this variety and those changes are very necessary, almost essential, for the evolution of the human species.
We're not saying that if you're not normal it's fine. This research has interesting implications for psychiatry and how mental illnesses should be treated. The investigation team stated:
"There is not a universally optimal profile of brain functioning here. The evolutionary forces that make up our species select for an amazing diversity of human behaviors. We propose that, instead of examining behaviors in isolation, psychiatric, diseases can be better understood through the study of operating domains and associated complex patterns of variation through distributed brain systems. "
Surely, at this point, you have some doubts: If there is nothing normal, then, is not nothing strange to eat 25 hamburgers with a pull as soon as you wake up? Seriously? Actually, what is wrong is the way you are asking the question. There is no right way or wrong way to be a human being , and the "normal" concept is nothing more than a relative term that will depend on time, place and even circumstances.
Regardless of whether or not it is normal to eat 25 burgers in the morning, what is certain is that it is not a healthy behavior, neither physically nor mentally. If it is the case that you are participating in a competition to win the Guinness Record of who eats more hamburgers, things would change. It would still be something very unhealthy physically, although in this case the circumstance would make it a little more "normal", because if someone is trying to be the best eating hamburgers, it is logical and "normal" to try to eat as many as possible.
Following the example of hamburgers, the fact of eating such a quantity, under that circumstance, should not automatically place you in the category of " person with a mental disorder "They should not make you think you're not normal.
Holmes explained that:
"The point that we argue is that there is no universal and unconditionally optimal pattern of the structure or function of the brain. Therefore, the edge that separates health from disease can not be traced cleanly through a single behavior or aspect of brain function. Isolation, any given behavioral, psychological or neurobiological trait is usually neither good nor bad, but the context in which a person finds himself, his age, his social network and his environment can have a great influence on the costs and benefits of particular features. "
Holmes also emphasizes how it affects us whether or not you are normal. If those oddities you have make you feel miserable or uncomfortable, try to seek psychiatric help but, if on the contrary, you are happy with them: Who can dare to say anything about your "abnormality" ???? is it good or not?
This has been our article about the feeling that, at a given moment, you may have that you are not normal. Human psychology is very complex and we wanted to explain to you that if you have that feeling, it is nothing worth worrying about, since the rules of what is normal and what is not established and, as we said, They depend on the circumstances that surround us.
What do you think of our article? Do you think you're not normal? If this is your case, we would like very much if you could explain to us what your oddities are and how you usually carry them day by day with them. We will be happy to read you!