Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Is deviant the right choice for naming this site and blog

When creating this site I liked the name Deviant Lives.  To me it stood for something out of the norm, something different.  But as I give this more thought I realize that yes people are different and perhaps the term deviant is fine but then isn't everyone a deviant?  I mean, think about it.  In terms of life style preferences.  There are religious folks.  But then no religions like each other and each thinks the other is a deviant, abnormal, an infidel?  Within religions there are groups, factions, sects, whatever.  Step out of religion and enter culture.  There is no conformity there either.  Most modern societies are opening up to the notion of accepting these differences in each other and in fact embracing them as a symbol of strength.

Certain lifestyle choices, sexuality, don't necessarily get that much of an acceptance.  Why?  Because we like to keep our sexual side private?  I can get that.  But why not use the word different instead of deviant?  Or why add a negative connotation to the word deviant?

So here we are going to look at being deviant as a positive attribute.  I am a deviant and you are a deviant, because we think out of the box, because we think different, because we are not sheep who blindly follow some so called "norm" for how we are to behave and act.

Is this blog going to be focused just on sexuality?  Hell no.  I hope not.  Let's see where this goes.

1 comment:

  1. I think this sums up everything You were thinking of when You created this site, along with its name. :)

    "Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do."

    -Rob Siltanen