First of all, thanks to Christian for showing me this really amazing web comic:

http://xkcd.com

There are some real gems in there (and some swearing).

Anyhow, I often feel like we sort of trap ourselves based on our own ideas of conforming to normal.  A common one I see all the time, and I fight against everytime I see it, is “I’m hungry!  Is it dinner time yet????”  Hi, if you’re hungry, eat something.  I don’t care if it’s 3 PM or 3 AM.  If you’re hungry, eat.  If you’re tired, sleep.  If you want a shower, take one.  If you want to go barefoot, go for it.  Make yourself happy.

The idea is beautifully summed up in the last line in this comic:

Grownups

Don’t let yourself get trapped by conventions.