I am not sure exactly when it happened, but these days it feels like normal is the new weird!
I realized this yesterday as I found myself at an event talking to a gal with multiple body piercings, tattoos (including a large green worm on the side of her face!), blue and purple hair, and jewelry that indicated her sexual fetishes and preferences.
As I looked around, I realized I might have been the only woman there without a tattoo, or body piercings (besides pierced ears), or unnaturally colored hair, or jewelry or clothing that didn’t somehow make a statement. Yep, I was a normie!
Now I am not saying there is anything wrong with being an individual, or expressing oneself, but it struck me that in a world where everyone is desperately trying to be more edgy and individual than anyone else, and as a result are having to go to greater and greater extremes to do so, normal has become the new weird.
It made me wonder will a return to traditionalism be next? Will it somehow become hip to be square?
After all every reaction has an equal or opposite reaction, so they say. When nothing is shocking anymore, is the only logical way left to stand out to be not at all shocking? To be shockingly not shocking?
What do you think? Please share in the comments!