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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Ruminating thoughts

 Post subject: Re: Ruminating thoughts
Posted: 50 minutes ago 

Replies: 6
Views: 84


Commercial drugs are the last thing I'd try - the goal of a company is non-fatal addictions, and they are very good at promoting them. I don't have a cure-all for looping thoughts, but a combination will usually do the job. First is making a list. Once something is written down, I don't have to worr...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: When did you learn social status existed?

Posted: Today, 3:27 pm 

Replies: 11
Views: 176


At age two, I learned that I had to respect my sister's feelings, but she didn't have to reciprocate. In school, I learned about historic, formal divisions and the ongoing struggle against prejudice. Yesterday, I learned that Frank Whittle, the jet aircraft inventor, was sabotaged throughout his lif...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Deadpan Humor

 Post subject: Re: Deadpan Humor
Posted: Today, 9:33 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 375


Yes, I use it a lot, and chances are most people don't get it. My three NT kids have explained to me that even they don't always know whether I'm serious or not. By the way, hi I'm new, this is my first post. Welcome. To get many of my jokes, people have to think logically. I let my bike get rusty ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Deadpan Humor

 Post subject: Re: Deadpan Humor
Posted: 20 Feb 2019, 8:30 am 

Replies: 28
Views: 375


I went to visit my friend one evening, and as I was getting settled, his big German Shepherd came sleepily out to smell my shoes. "My watchdog" Don remarked, and I'm still chuckling. We both knew that the dog had recognized my car.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: how do I work on sense of direction?

Posted: 20 Feb 2019, 8:13 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 212


I guy I know moved to Vancouver, and was told "It's pretty easy to get around here. If you can see the mountains, that's north, and if you can't that's rain." I do use the sun for orientation sometimes, but one night the moon saved me from getting lost for hours. I had been doing my usual ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How do you react to 'social rejection'?

Posted: 19 Feb 2019, 11:12 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 247


The adrenalin rush probably has two kickers. One is our keen sense of justice or lack thereof. The other could be the "flight" mechanism - get out of a confusing, hostile situation. I found that getting lots of exercise was very helpful for processing the reactions. I also recommend medita...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: how do I work on sense of direction?

Posted: 19 Feb 2019, 10:38 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 212


Find out what is north in your home and any other buildings you frequent, and get used to remembering your orientation as you turn corners while walking around.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you encountered malicious gossip?

Posted: 18 Feb 2019, 10:42 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 157


I do believe in Karma, but it only makes sense with reincarnation if we expect it to balance. It was excised from Christian teachings in 503 AD, to make people try harder in their "only" life. Such faith has helped me endure a lot. It may explain why there is such variation in how troubles...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Deadpan Humor

 Post subject: Re: Deadpan Humor
Posted: 18 Feb 2019, 4:09 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 375


I was thinking "none" but that's more fun. It reminds me of another time when I'd gone to a community meeting, and we had each introduced ourselves briefly. Afterwards, the woman who was starting a magazine asked if she could interview me on my main project. We decided to take care of it r...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you encountered malicious gossip?

Posted: 18 Feb 2019, 10:12 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 157


I don't do mainstream social media. Can rumours be traced back on it? What are one's chances of even getting copies of the damage? Does truth have a chance, or is it mostly mob rule?

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Have you encountered malicious gossip?

Posted: 18 Feb 2019, 9:29 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 157


I had an offer of accommodation withdrawn after the new landlady talked to the old one, who was doing an illegal eviction. I found a new community, but people I start to make friends with suddenly "turn off." In my work as a handyman, I found that sometimes, friends of customers would be e...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: 9 year old bored in school

Posted: 17 Feb 2019, 11:22 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 257


Learning to stay amused in boring places can be done on the job. School should be something more. I'm glad I got out early to continue independent study. These days, I could probably just use a phone in class, but why leave home? Dealing with boredom is a good topic, though. Capitalism wants to make...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: 9 year old bored in school

Posted: 17 Feb 2019, 10:50 pm 

Replies: 19
Views: 257


shortfatbalduglyman wrote:
School does not have to be fun, exciting or interesting

Work sure doesn't


If someone can stay engaged with learning, it can lead to one of the interesting occupations. Perhaps you should try to have a first or second childhood yourself.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Partner

 Post subject: Re: Partner
Posted: 17 Feb 2019, 12:44 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 144


Hi all, I’m new to this. How do you all deal with relationships and coping with your partners whereabouts and constantly worrying and panicking? Is this about a telephone addict who expects to be in constant contact with you, leaving no time for concentrated thought? I don't deal - I leave. I limit...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can you “get over” ASD (or other disabilities)?

Posted: 16 Feb 2019, 9:03 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 270


Neuroplasticity is a new, very optimistic science, but it sees the brain doing work-arounds rather than normal repairs.
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