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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Chess Poll

 Post subject: Re: Chess Poll
Posted: Yesterday, 9:57 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 45


One factor is that I don't like making people lose. I knew a very good chess player who did really stupid things off the board.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The way things are vs the way things should be

Posted: 26 Sep 2021, 4:19 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 166


^^ People can easily be mistaken about "normal." There is a very strong tendency for everyone to consider themselves as normal, and what they see around them is also selected to reinforce that. Also, it is easy to notice that many people drink alcohol or like sports, but not easy to notice...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The way things are vs the way things should be

Posted: 26 Sep 2021, 3:20 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 166


One time, the legend tells us, a farmer in China caught a wild horse. All his neighbours congratulated him on his good fortune. "We shall see" he replied. The next day, his son was trying to train the horse for riding, and was thrown off, breaking his leg. All the neighbours offered their ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: The way things are vs the way things should be

Posted: 26 Sep 2021, 2:59 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 166


There is a theory that things are exactly as they should be, in order to be changing into what they should be next. Studying "how things should be" is almost always a way to rationalize benefits for one's own group - Eugenics has a lot to say, but it can be summed up with "more people...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What do you do when someone hugs you?

Posted: 25 Sep 2021, 8:13 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 290


When I get hugged, I hug back, focussing on using my hands to hold them as I would a baby, except for size. I have not had a decent hug in a decade, and I really miss them.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Ever been judged by another autistic/aspie?

Posted: 24 Sep 2021, 11:18 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 964


Yes. My mother was an aspie with opinions. She didn't talk about them, but she voted with her feet.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I feel Autism is Evolution

Posted: 24 Sep 2021, 2:55 pm 

Replies: 51
Views: 873


Fnord wrote:

(Note: there are about 3,800,000,000 people alive on Earth as of 2021-09-24.)


That pandemic must be worse than I thought. Wikipedia says " the world population is the total number of humans currently living, and was estimated to have reached 7,800,000,000 people as of March 2020"

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What if you could only choose one?

Posted: 24 Sep 2021, 11:08 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 409


I enjoy working on some things alone, but the purpose is always to share the results if possible. Loneliness is real, and can be deadly for many people.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I feel Autism is Evolution

Posted: 24 Sep 2021, 11:03 am 

Replies: 51
Views: 873


Autism is evidence of evolution going on, but is not the goal. Ma Nature is always experimenting and seeing what helps a species. Apparently, we need a few inventors, but they are like yeast for bread - essential but never a main ingredient. Everyone knows inventors are crazy. Inventors know everyon...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What if you could only choose one?

Posted: 24 Sep 2021, 10:57 am 

Replies: 21
Views: 409


I love to pursue my interests, but ultimately, if they don't matter to the next generation, they don't matter to me either.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What if you could only choose one?

Posted: 23 Sep 2021, 11:20 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 409


if i could not be myself how could I be happy? Some people don't enjoy their own company - perhaps a majority. By subsuming their personality into a group, they may feel part of something better, and less risky. When I was young, I was afraid to live alone, and now that it has happened, as I suspec...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What percentage of you have been or are in a relationship?

Posted: 23 Sep 2021, 12:31 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 598


I had many sexual relationships and one marriage, but they were based on my partner's assumptions and illusions about me, which wore thin sooner or later. Only in the last, best one did I try to be myself more and it was the only one that was ended by me, due to inadequate compatibility. The last en...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I seem to be trapped in some Dante's Inferno of noise...

Posted: 23 Sep 2021, 12:22 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 416


I moved due to noise in '06. I just had to go looking for a better place, and it took two months. Sometimes, it has been problematic here, but now I have a handy car camper for short get-aways. However, after all these years, I am finally re-learning how to ignore minor noise and get sleep. I hope t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: suggestions for weighted blankets and fidget toys

Posted: 18 Sep 2021, 4:28 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 225


My weighted blanket is far under the recommended weight, but I like it.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Where to go?

 Post subject: Re: Where to go?
Posted: 18 Sep 2021, 10:02 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 577


I think I'd probably have better luck with women in places like Philippines or Thailand. It sounds as if that is where you really want to go - to a woman. FWIW, I never had any luck at all with the women I approached. I did get considerable experience by noticing which women were interested in me, ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you agree with this statement??

Posted: 17 Sep 2021, 9:12 pm 

Replies: 5
Views: 159


I agree with the statement if applied to some foreign/domestic comparisons and some NT/Aspie comparisons, but not others. If we include the full AS spectrum, it is probably true more often than not, but not by a large margin.
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