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  1. #1 Psychological Dilemma. 
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    I might be putting this up on the wrong category, since i just joined, but is it a fact that something is weird because the majority of people think it is? Then if that's true, all we have to do is change what people think about that thing, and we change it's so-called "brand" (in this case, weird)?


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    I guess that's true to some extent, but you didn't explain what you mean by 'weird'. Does you mean non-standard behaviour, or does it also include psychological disorders, like phobias?


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    Quote Originally Posted by jinn008
    I might be putting this up on the wrong category, since i just joined, but is it a fact that something is weird because the majority of people think it is? Then if that's true, all we have to do is change what people think about that thing, and we change it's so-called "brand" (in this case, weird)?

    yep, pretty much. everything is weird to somebody i guess. people think me peeing with the door open is weird. they get used to it.

    i think punk rock is weird but its ok...lol

    since you ask, im guessing you've been called weird. well if you can't find nothin wrong with it, maybe it is not so weird as u think.
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    Weird to me is something unusual or something without an apparent or understandable explanation. So if you have a helium balloon in your car and you accelerate, all your passengers get thrown back, but the helium balloon get's thrown forward!, the opposite is true when you brake. That is 'weird' to people who do not understand the physics of it. SealOtter may appear weird to some people but to us he's just another valued member of the forum. If you have been called weird take it as a compliment, it means you are different and that is no bad thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by billco
    SealOtter may appear weird to some people but to us he's just another valued member of the forum.

    aww thanks
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    A typical man would think it is weird to "share" his wife with other men. But I saw a documentary about a tribe in South America (recently, that is, not that long ago) where they have a day out of the year where the women and men are free to "mingle". In that culture, it is not some form of kinky behavior but a cultural tradition of sharing. To them, it is not weird.

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    In the documentary, one of the males recently got "jealous" and that put a damper on the whole "celebration". It said that the practice has since "reduced in popularity" among the tribe. Poor sport....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SealOtter
    yep, pretty much. everything is weird to somebody i guess. people think me peeing with the door open is weird. they get used to it.
    naw that's not weird, but if you did it in my house i'd probably just punch you in the sack.

    weird to me is... me. i've been told that i'm weird so many times that i have come to accept that i am. i deviate from the social "norm" in many many aspects. So, i don't think others are weird, just me. now if everyone acted like me, then no it wouldn't be weird.
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