Is he someone who is mild in nature, a farmer from the country side or someone who works a blue collar job?
This question has been raised in some form over the course of our lives. It is a big part of political campaigns and the person of focus behind many human rights movements.
The “everyday normal guy” is a talking point in many circles, as they are considered to make up a huge chunk of the population. But, who really is this guy?
The thing with assuming an identity for this guy is that it is ever fleeting. Today the “everyday normal guy” can be someone who wears a regular suit and tie to the office, but on the other hand, the “everyday normal guy” can be a womanizer who is always seeking his next sexual fix.
The “everyday normal guy” is hard to identify, because the word normal in and of itself is hard to nail down. What is normal?
The dictionary states it is, conforming to a standard; usual, typical, or expected. But, what is the standard for me can be totally different for you. What is typical for my culture can be atypical for yours. Hence, there is no one normal. Normal is your truth, your beliefs, your customs, your traditions, which differs from individual to individual and country to country.
Therefore, the “everyday normal guy” is no one person. It is no single identity. The “everyday normal guy” can be you or me. This person defines is own normal, he sets his own boundaries. For him, normal is the way he was raised, the way he acclimated with society, the way he learnt from his lessons. The “everyday normal guy” defines himself, not from political rhetoric or the anthropological descriptions of a social scientist. This guy has his own normal.
The “everyday normal guy” is me, he is you. He is poor, he is rich, he is happy, he is sad, he is smart, he is ignorant, he is religious, he is spiritual, he is passionate, he is unmotivated, he is politically correct, he is blunt, he is athletic, he is lazy, he is soft, he is hard, he is young, he is old, he is sophisticated, he is laid-back.
The “everyday normal guy” can be anyone, because the individual decides what normal is, not society.
What is your normal?