"Which is better to be a norm or being a deviant"?
• United States
17 Nov 07
It depends on what you are deviating from. Most of the time I try to blend in with the norm. But there are some things that are accepted in todays society that are accepted as the norm, that I don't agree with. Rudeness is one. Vulgarity in some social circumstances is another. I have teenagers. They listen to rap music sometiems. I don't believe in forbidding them to listen to it. They play it in my care. I make a point of understanding the lyrics to know what they are listening too. Some of the lyrics aren't horrible. Some are. In some parts of society. Degradign women is the norm. Sorry, in that case, I prefer to deviate from that idea. We are becoming desensities to many of the horrors of life. I prefer to deviate from becoming desensitised. It's always a challenge for me to decide when to fit in with what is accepted as normal and when to take a stand for more ideal (possibly deviant) ideals. In the past, I believe a deviant was thought to be something bad. Nowadays, I don't think that deviating from what is accepted as "the norm" is necessarily a bad thing.