Frank Zappa

Frank Zappa about Norm, Deviation and Progress

Posted in Frank Zappa, Quote on September 29th, 2009 by Dave – Be the first to comment

From a man who knows very well about deviation from the norm in music:

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.

Frank Zappa

Norm and deviation are a pivotal subject in my life. Normative forces in society are very strong and it’s not easy to free yourself from them. But the knowledge, that personal development is impossible without deviation from the norm, is disturbing and comforting at the same time.

What about you? How much are you deviating from the norm? Do you think about your personal development? And what are your conclusions?