Pathologize

A Google search for pathologize yields the following definition:

1.
regard or treat (someone or something) as psychologically abnormal or unhealthy.
I heard this word used recently for the first time. It occurred to me somewhat later that based on the definition, pathologizing might be the base state of people.  To one degree or another everybody else is abnormal where normal is defined by the single sample you have of yourself.  People that share a lot of our attributes seem closer to normal.  We receive external clues about normality but I wonder if we ever really think of ourselves as abnormal. It seems as though you’d retain your sense of being normal while somehow consciously or unconsciously being aware that there were varying (possibly large) numbers of people who were abnormal.  If true, that world seems like it would be a strange and arbitrary place.
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