When normal is abnormal

  • 1999-02-04
  • Emil Sveilis
I was shocked to find so many "normal" people in Latvia. We've all got some quirks in our personalities and our moods, mostly ups and downs, except for the Latvian stalwarts who all claim to be "normal."Like flowing with the tide, like the blooming of buds. A country of idealists where nothing can go wrong. It's a Valium dream.But, is it?To find out, we have to ponder the meaning of the word "normal" in Latvian. When you ask someone how he or she is in the Latvian language, they usually reply is a drawn out, "normal." But what exactly does this mean?Webster's Dictionary defines the word "...
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