the following refers to artists (as a unique group of individuals),
it also stands for the global aspect of "the
different" (see "Art
as a Way of Life" )
we tend to pigeonhole others by their conforming or nonconforming
to "normal" standards of life; those who do not conform
are more likely to be classified as "different" (if
not "not normal"...). Have you seen (in real life
or on television) an "eccentric" actor? an "outlandish"
scientist? a "weird" poet? a hedonistic, aging "Peter
Pan" man? - you probably have. Now try to remember how
did you classify them...
difference makes the world go round; unluckily, some fail to
see it this way. The latter believe that the "different"
would be "better off" once he/she has been "straightened"
to the "normal". (Just imagine how boring our planet
would then become...).
NORMAL AND DIFFERENT
ARE IN THE EYES OF THE BEHOLDER