The New Normal

In quarrels held decades ago –
Both formal and informal –
One often heard what one should do
Was what’s considered “normal”

But people questioned that approach,
And just who was to say
What normal was or is, and why
Be normal, anyway?

And so those prone to hectoring
Had to become more stealthy;
They don’t say “it’s not normal,” now
They claim that “it’s not healthy”

Much more objective now this sounds –
A scientific ring –
But arguing from averages
Still does not mean
A thing

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