Be a Threat to Normalcy

Some people simply don’t have the mind to change. They’ve made up a long time ago. They will present inconsiderate reasons and unjust justifications for anything and/or anyone who challenges it. They will be immediately dismissed, ignored, not tolerated or deemed unacceptable.


It is because they are comfortable in where they are. Comfort is unchallenged and sometimes untested, because it sees no reason to change. All is good as long as it is undisturbed.


Don’t let the non-ambitious aspirations of others be what condemns you to a life of mediocrcy. They will never have you in mind if your journey goes beyond their imagination. Stop allowing people to hold you down and things hold you up from where you need to be.


Be a threat to normalcy. Keep it moving and never let mediocrity catch you.


The word maladjusted is a term used in child psychology. We tend to look down on those who exhibit signs of being maladjusted with the exception of some political, spiritual and cultural factions by members sympathetic to the perceptions of that faction. In order to have real adjustment within our personalities, we all want the well-adjusted life in order to avoid neurosis, schizophrenic personalities we find in some today.


But there are certain things in my life, in our nation and in our global society for which I am proud to be maladjusted. I never intend to become adjusted to the sophisticated and subtle forms of segregation and discrimination some see as normal. When you can look down upon someone because of their relationship, affiliations or preferences as being less than you, I rather be maladjusted.


I never intend to become adjusted to religious bigotry and spiritual intolerance that plagues our societies. When it is acceptable to find someone unacceptable because they do not practice the same religion as you, believe that there is or isn’t a God like you or attend the same denomination as you, I rather be maladjusted.


I never intend to adjust myself to economic conditions that makes tax breaks for the haves a priority over helping the have nots. I rather be maladjusted.


The alternative to strengthening the world and society is by disarming everyone from what arrest us so that we do not continue to plunged into an abyss of inconsideration. We have to have consideration for others.


Although psychology defines maladjustment as a negative, I believe it can also be a positive.


When we consider others beyond our own understand where you can see someone for who they are more than what they are we will then practice the words of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. “Emerge from the bleak and desolate midnight of man’s inhumanity to man into the bright and glittering daybreak of freedom and justice.”


My faith is that somehow this problem will be solved, but only when you become a threat to normalcy.


6 thoughts on “Be a Threat to Normalcy

  1. Quick Note:
    Those who are familiar with the works of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and not limited by one or two things they’ve heard may recognize the theme that inspired me to write this. But it was also the words of Langston Hughes, Rev. Peter Gomes and Min. Malcolm X that contributed to the inspiration for what is written here.

  2. I’ve lately become suspicious of ideology and orthodoxy, so I find myself not fitting into anyone’s “camp.” I have long considered “normality” to be overrated, anyway.

  3. Jesus Christ may be history’s greatest example of going against the mainstream tide. While many love to embrace him in a political sense, their actions speak more as Pharisees than Christ like.

    1. I agree wholeheartedly.

      Jesus was a dissident. Plain and simple.
      He saw corruption in the highest places of community and church and when he challenged the injustice, they brought false charges against him and demanded his execution.

      The people who speak God’s name to elevate themselves do so at their own peril.

  4. “I never intend to adjust myself to economic conditions that makes tax breaks for the haves a priority over helping the have nots. I rather be maladjusted.”

    Greed has devastated this country. We saw that recently as Corporate interests managed to by some House and Senate seats.

    If properly done, helping those who are underprivileged is easy and cost effective. No one is saying move the poor into mansions, but getting them off the street, health care, food etc is a religious and patriotic mandate.

    Too bad the Right Wing doesn’t see it that way.
    Like the pharisees Frank mentioned, they feel that personal power and wealth is theirs because God somehow favors them over others.

    They’re wrong, we know it, and they know it but won’t face it. That’s why truth is normally on our side.


  5. Hi Tim!

    Thanks for sharing yet another thought-provoking post. Couldn’t agree with Afrankangle’s wise sentiments more. Have a good week.

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