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18 (who?)
From birth; since young, be yourself,
The wise words of old men
versed in the atrocities of humanity.

The normality of life, set by society,
is just a fancy illusion of hidden reality,
a metaphorical allegory of secrets and lies.

Then there are people who see this hazy cloud,
and rise to challenge what is presented to them,
people who are the white spots on a black backdrop;
people criticised for their beliefs,
people who lost their lives in search of their truth.
The people who stayed true to themselves,
in a society taught to condemn those who refuse
to form a completed jig-saw picture. And they are shamed,
for adopting the very words of our ancestral roots.

But what for is black when there is no white,
and what is normality without individuality.
What is the definition of normal but reliant on the definition of individuality?

Is there a such a thing called "normal" when there aren't people who are "abnormal"?

And, why should we be critical of those who share different views and perspectives? The understanding cynic may say that the reason why we are socially accepted is because there are people who are not. Can darkness exist without light? Can normality exist without individuality?

The wisest would just accept everyone for who they are.
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phoenix-flame117 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2012
...looking at what I've recently been writing about...I read this again...and..., so...similiar
Emma-Hyde Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I soo understand this. I've never been a normal kid. Props for handling it well. And I think the reason why people can't handle diversity is that they fear what they can not understand and control
Laxaria Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010
I've had this idea simmering around for some time.

The idea traces back to how considering whether death is whether the absence of life or the opposite to life. The whole comparison of opposites when they could all really be two sides of the same coin.

I don't really want to fathom why people can't handle diversity. I want to avoid slipping into chronic misanthropy. =/

Thank you for the compliment, and it is nice to hear some feedback, technical, personal or otherwise. :hug:
Emma-Hyde Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
You are welcome :) :hug: And very interesting idea on life and death :)
chadwood Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010   Writer
a good philosophical statement there made though poetry. Good questions. What is a "normal" person if no two people are the same?
Laxaria Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2010
Or perhaps, we should be celebrating the presence of so called "abnormal" people because they make us feel "normal".

Cynical and extremely mean, but that's a perspective.
phoenix-flame117 Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
To me, there's no sense of normality, because everyone has their own sight of what normal is to them, not to everyone else. And if they want to see it as everyone else, let that strip their individuality
Laxaria Featured By Owner Oct 20, 2010
Fair enough (:
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