Amazingly, people are rather normal, but for some reason everyone wants a label for their particular segment of normal. It seems as if everyone likes their freedoms and so called individuality but are, at the same time, hesitant to accept their own differences as normal.
I’ve noticed many people embracing when they are informed that their difficulty in social situations is related to some sort of disorder. People buy into it because it solves a huge problem in their lives as well as gives them an excuse for acting against social norms.
You can tell when a label is really just another term for ‘normal’ when it hits pop culture and all of a sudden many many people have a disorder of some kind. Genius marketing. They are selling a sense of togetherness through a concept that can neither be seen nor touched. The payment for these labels fuels parts of industries like pharmaceuticals, therapy, and media. The trick isn’t to find a product that solves problems, it is to sell ideas that give people peace of mind in knowing that when they speak of their life issues people will believe them and not write them off as someone who is still in the default label of ‘crazy’.