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 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: single for "life"

 Post subject: Re: single for "life"
Posted: 3 minutes ago 

Replies: 36
Views: 5,182


How do you feel about being single for the rest of your life and having no children? Or are you married with children? I'm partnered - married as a matter of fact, but to me it's how we feel about each other that's the really important thing. Fact of marriage is useful in case of partner death and ...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Do/did any of you feel not good about turning 40?

Posted: 30 minutes ago 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,818


Turning 40 was nothing compared to turning 65.  Sudenly, I'm retiring, and trying to deal with Medicare, Social Security, my 401k, and what to pack for my overseas move . . . I was a tad luckier - UK pension paperwork not such a nightmare, though not exactly trivial, and I was mainly focussed on th...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Want to seem trustworthy to adult neighbors

Posted: Today, 7:32 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 390


Later on in his life he said "The police won't protect you, but they won't let you protect yourself either." At the time he had a lightweight fibreglass car, which the local gentry often saw fit to tip over late at night. So he bored a small hole in the tarmac and put a "concrete stud...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Do/did any of you feel not good about turning 40?

Posted: Today, 7:04 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 2,818


I certainly didn't feel good about it. Does anybody? I suppose it's one of those milestones that tell us we're not really young any more. In my case it didn't send me off the rails in terms of functioning. Mostly it was about the realisation of my own mortality, something I'd never faced before. Som...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Just need help coping with realization that I'm have ASD

Posted: Today, 6:20 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 943


Well, good collective progress thrives on constructive criticism. In my case some of my bosses seemed threatened by my presumption that my opinion was as worthy of airing as theirs, but the better ones valued my input. People skills also help. I'm certainly glad to be out of it. I've seen one or two...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The American Dream Is Dead

Posted: Today, 3:23 pm 

Replies: 74
Views: 810


. . . I don't think it works out for most people. . . I can't deny that fact.  A person has to work just hard enough at just the right tasks with just the right skills at just the right time to achieve even the simplest definition * of the American Dream.  I think us Boomers may be the last generat...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Question about social skills

Posted: Today, 2:41 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 96


According to ChatGPT, this is a simple example of social-emotional reciprocity when it's done right: Sarah : Hey Mark, how are you doing today? Mark : I'm doing alright, thanks for asking. How about you? Sarah : I'm doing pretty well too. I wanted to check in on you because I noticed you seemed a bi...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Conservatives Embrace Gender Affirming Care For Men

Posted: Today, 12:45 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 360


Nice hatchet job on an odious ad. Some encouraging critical thinking there. Reminds me why I avoid ads like the plague. In my case the video is "preaching" to the choir. I appreciated the relaxed pace and lack of whizz-bangs. Interesting how the marketers think (perhaps correctly) that any...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Israel shredded the UN charter

Posted: Today, 12:07 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 621


My worry is that America, because it isn't helping Israel out of the goodness of its heart, won't get seriously tough until it perceives severe problems for itself if it doesn't. Meanwhile the UK intends to do nothing about it. Probably because Washington has told them not to. It doesn't much matte...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Post AI Responses

 Post subject: Re: Post AI Responses
Posted: Today, 11:34 am 

Replies: 8
Views: 119


I thought it was quite good especially for a robot. And observational comedy doesn't have to (and probably shouldn't try to) capture the real situation perfectly. It's not a science. I seem to remember a time when they said a computer program can't have a sense of humour or artistic expression of an...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Just need help coping with realization that I'm have ASD

Posted: Today, 12:39 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 943


Yes I'm something of a conscientious objector to elitism, though those who like inequality would probably say that's because I can't get such a role myself. Not really true. I was once put in charge of a few members of staff, but it seemed wrong to push them around and I wouldn't do it even though t...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: How to mask

 Post subject: Re: How to mask
Posted: Yesterday, 10:46 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 164


Well, if you really want to go that way, I guess you could study psychology and try to figure out what behaviour people warm to. Also watch how other people relate to each other. But personally I don't think I do a lot of masking. I try to just deal with people one-on-one where possible, and adjust ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Uptight

 Post subject: Re: Uptight
Posted: Yesterday, 10:35 pm 

Replies: 1
Views: 76


shortfatbalduglyman wrote:
Tracie had the nerve to call me "baby boy" (rolls eyes)

Captain Hindsight's suggested comeback line: call her "old girl."

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: The American Dream Is Dead

Posted: Yesterday, 10:26 pm 

Replies: 74
Views: 810


I agree the American Dream is pretty much dead. I think it might have made more sense when there were enough jobs to go round, huge expansion and all. But now? An ex's faith in it was one of the reasons why we collapsed as a couple. Not that we were in America. England is probably more sewn up than ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: I wonder if not being able to mask is costing me

Posted: Yesterday, 5:16 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 275


DevilMayAsian wrote:
Yes I do have a part time job but it pays minimum wage. I landed it right after I lost a job due to medical reasons, in other words that company wrongfully terminated me.

Can you do a no-win-no-fee lawsuit for unfair dismissal?

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Want to seem trustworthy to adult neighbors

Posted: Yesterday, 5:00 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 390


He was good like that. 8) Though he overdid it once. Teenagers were breaking into allotments and doing their best to break the hearts of ageing men who were keeping a few pigeons or whatever. So he dug "elephant traps" with sharp rusty nails at the bottom. Shocking stuff. No comment on the...
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