Held in high social regard are always those who are seen and referred to as ‘normal’ – all others would then probably be idiots, the non-normals. Hence, normality seems to be perfect, an important goal to attain. At closer inspection, however, this is completely daft: normal are those who are normed, who adhere to a general norm or to a norm that has been defined as universal. Just like screws and dowels or the print formats of the Deutsche Industrie Norm (DIN).
Rulers obviously prefer a normed population and permanently try to normalise it because it is easier to control.
But, let’s be honest: who really wants to be something other than a norm?