Spreading the Word: No Such Thing as Normal?

This weekend’s post is about the mysterious power of “being normal”. In her fascinating article “Worried you’re not normal? Don’t be – there’s no such thing”, researcher Sarah Chaney explores the history of the idea of “normal”. For example, did you know that “Before the early 19th century, the word ‘normal’ was not applied to human beings at all. It was a mathematical term, meaning a right angle” (Chaney, quoted from the article)? This brings to mind the importance of measuring and the influence it has on us. What we measure easily becomes what’s important, valuable, ideal. Enjoy!

grey-white tiles close up photo, right angle

Keeping up the “Spreading the Word” tradition, I hope to share an insightful and thought-provoking article, podcast episode or video every weekend. Humans have always turned and returned to storytelling to find meaning. My weekends’ “Spreading the Word” posts are an online version of sharing meaningful stories.   

keep exploring and storytelling!

Image credit: Photo by Henry & Co. on Unsplash

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