I love inspiring people’s inner-insanity. I hope this thread takes offTOUCHWOOD!!!
(hey, I just made that connection - is the show ‘touchwood’ in any way connected to the superstition to touch something wooden to avoid the jinx?)
I believe in the view that the vast majority are acting normal. In other words it’s just an act. Most people are learning what behaving normal looks like and then copying that behaviour, but really, secretly they desire to act rather unusually…
Like have a long and detailed audible conversation with yourself in public.
Or suddenly decide to lie down on the floor (in public or at work) and have a nap or a rest.
Or go and hug someone you are fond of, even if they don’t know you.
Edit: I also believe that when you get drunk you forget to keep up the ‘act’. Or if you are like me your anxiety that you will forget, and will start behaving as you feel like behaving, stops you and makes you try even harder to behave normally. (probably failing in the process)