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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Your Most Specific/Niche Interest

Posted: 14 Jun 2024, 11:10 am 

Replies: 78
Views: 3,298


Jakki wrote:
Poetry by John Dunn, and survival stuff,including Nutrients for all sorts of health issues.

*Donne

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone else mumbles or talks too low?

Posted: 13 Jun 2024, 6:42 am 

Replies: 13
Views: 617


One of my sons does that. We all hold our breaths when he speaks in order to listen better, but usually we still need him to repeat. I think it's the combination of introversion, lack of practice and low confidence. When we ask him to read a story or letter, his voice is normal volumed and not slow...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Why do people want status symbols?

Posted: 10 Jun 2024, 7:47 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 415


To symbolize their status, obviously.

Personally, I don't understand it. I don't think I own anything that could be described this way.

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Meaning of maturity

 Post subject: Re: Meaning of maturity
Posted: 09 Jun 2024, 7:57 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 476


This all sounds familiar. At this point in my life, after many years, I've given up on trying to fit NT's expectations. It seems im going to offend a lot of them, regardless of my real intentions. In fact, it's worse now because I no longer have a youthful, innocent demeanor. When I was younger, I ...

 Forum: Adult Autism Issues   Topic: Adult megathread. Ask a question, answer a question

Posted: 09 Jun 2024, 7:54 pm 

Replies: 1,172
Views: 7,674


No pets because of apartment rules. I hope to move next year and then get a cat or dog.

Same question.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Hating the color pink

 Post subject: Re: Hating the color pink
Posted: 09 Jun 2024, 7:48 pm 

Replies: 45
Views: 1,440


Like what you like, don't like what you don't. What's the problem?

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Meaning of maturity

 Post subject: Re: Meaning of maturity
Posted: 09 Jun 2024, 4:34 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 476


This all sounds familiar. At this point in my life, after many years, I've given up on trying to fit NT's expectations. It seems I'm going to offend a lot of them, regardless of my real intentions. In fact, it's worse now because I no longer have a youthful, innocent demeanor. When I was younger, I ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Getting NTs to like me

 Post subject: Re: Getting NTs to like me
Posted: 05 Jun 2024, 11:27 am 

Replies: 120
Views: 3,344


FrostBender wrote:
So, I’ll try to make myself comfortable until I die.

What do you think everyone else is doing? The only difference is that they don't whine so much about it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is my special interest NT-approved?

Posted: 28 May 2024, 7:24 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 1,503


Why do you care? It's a sad to think that one's passions would have to be approved by others.

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: How did you meet your partner(s)?

Posted: 13 May 2024, 2:54 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 4,172


WantToHaveALife wrote:
im sure 9 times out of 10, these relationships were initiated by the man.


Every relationship I've had was initiated by the other (female) person. I don't initiate well.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Public transportation

 Post subject: Re: Public transportation
Posted: 11 May 2024, 12:34 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 1,986


Driving is stressful for me, so I prefer living in a city with good public transportation. In addition to its ithet problems, the NYC subway used to be a sensory overload nightmare for me. I'm now in a city with a clean, efficient, dependable train system, and people are mostly well behaved. I still...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Skills

 Post subject: Re: Skills
Posted: 09 May 2024, 12:53 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 1,677


Driving 4 I can do it, but I don't enjoy it. I'm glad I now live in a city where it's not necessary. Cooking 7 Better than most, when I have the energy. Reading 10 I'm completely literate and enjoy it. Writing 9 It's one of my jobs. But there's always room for improvement. Eating 6 I eat reasonably ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you get over cutting people off?

Posted: 03 May 2024, 10:39 am 

Replies: 6
Views: 1,965


Don't attach too much importance to yourself. They can easily find new friends / victims.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you deal with being silenced when you are right?

Posted: 01 May 2024, 9:58 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 2,511


I once considered a job at a very good university in China. My ex told me, "Don't do it. People disappear there, and you can't keep your mouth shut when you're right."

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: What if the Internet had been available to us as children?

Posted: 24 Apr 2024, 11:32 pm 

Replies: 27
Views: 25,410


The amount of information available would have been wonderful, and might have significantly improved my life. My teenage son has been researching universities and working holiday programs in Europe. Growing up in a small town in a pretty backward area, I had no idea that these options even existed. ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: For older folks, do you still feel young for your age?

Posted: 24 Apr 2024, 12:31 am 

Replies: 32
Views: 4,141


Velorum wrote:
People of my own age seem very old and I dont seem to have much in common with them.


This is very true for me.
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