Family is about tradition, emotions, involvement and influence of outside factors. Family equation is hard to be solved as we are part of its variables and could not be fully objective about what happens inside family. The most important thing to keep in mind when comes to family discussions is: to always love our family and be open-minded to accept everybody’s points of view.
But, being normal does not mean not being happy. There is a big number of people around, that are happy with the status quo and feel pretty comfortable in following the rules all the time. I’ve been one of them, until I realized the system was trying to push me down and not allowing me to get where I wanted to be. That was the moment I started to feel being normal as a burden and understood the real cost of having this status.