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Christian Jessen: Perfectly all right as I am

BMJ 2015; 351 doi: (Published 18 November 2015) Cite this as: BMJ 2015;351:h5704

What is normal?

Society is a Procrustean bed of normalcy, in which some people, no matter how hard they try, never quite measure up or fit in, and thus are driven to retreat from society. With this retreat, the tyranny of normalcy tightens, and society shrinks by losing its individuality, creativity, productivity, and progress. Society needs variety, and sometimes it's not normal to be normal. 

Competing interests: No competing interests

20 November 2015
Hugh Mann
New York, NY, USA