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 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Majoring in philosophy: bad idea?

Posted: 08 May 2016, 4:34 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 917


If that's the case, maybe you could talk to people in those fields, or whatever other careers you can think of that you might like. Perhaps ask them what the job prospects are, instead of believing all these people who tell you you have to go into a STEM major. That being said, STEM is really in dem...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: For the Aspies who can work and/or are highly educated

Posted: 08 May 2016, 3:46 pm 

Replies: 80
Views: 4,222


Thanks for sharing, AsPartOfMe. That makes sense now, and it's true; it's hard to know what you don't know.

I never like to say that anyone has a flawed personality though, unless they really are a lousy person. It sounds so demeaning.

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Majoring in philosophy: bad idea?

Posted: 08 May 2016, 3:08 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 917


I feel like I could be happy in a lot of different careers, as long as I had time and money to pursue my other interests. I've never done job shadowing and I don't know how it works, and I've never heard of informational interviews, but I suppose it is worth looking into. As far as college though, ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: For the Aspies who can work and/or are highly educated

Posted: 08 May 2016, 12:21 pm 

Replies: 80
Views: 4,222


I understand that some people on the autism spectrum have to change a whole lot of their behavior if they don't want to be picked out, so they might use the phrase, "passing for NT." I really feel for anyone who feels they have to do this, as it sounds exhausting and oppressive. I can't re...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: How do you respond to 'are you winning'?

Posted: 08 May 2016, 1:46 am 

Replies: 14
Views: 4,299


Jermaine wrote:
Respond with ... "Always"

I'm sure that's how Charlie Sheen, who originated this, would've responded LOL. I've never been asked this, but my friends and I make fun of it :-)

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: How do I talk to the woman my male best friend is dating?

Posted: 08 May 2016, 1:28 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 801


It can definitely be easier to stay friends with a guy if you are also friends with his girlfriend. The thing is, if you start asking too many questions about their relationship, she might see you as a threat, or think you might become a nuisance to her. I know the situation sucks, whatever you do. ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Not a Good Match for Anybody?

Posted: 08 May 2016, 1:07 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 687


There aren't any nearby groups for things I enjoy. I live in Northwest Arkansas, where everyone's, even the women's, pastimes are huntin', fishin', watchin' football, pickup trucks, and drinkin' ALL THE BEER. I like reading, writing, video games, and watching nerdy shows on Netflix. The closest ner...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Ending a long-distance relationship

Posted: 08 May 2016, 12:36 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 709


I had an ex who broke up with me, and I appreciated the way he did it, in the sense that it was the best he could possibly do. He didn't blame me or say that he was doing it for me or anything like that. He admitted that he wasn't happy in the relationship anymore, that he was feeling drained instea...

 Forum: Parents' Discussion   Topic: 6Yr old - bed wetting

 Post subject: Re: 6Yr old - bed wetting
Posted: 07 May 2016, 1:38 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 853


I wonder if you will enter his room at 2 AM, find him sleeping, and also find the bed wet. When I was a little kid, I wet the bed while I was sleeping. I could never ever remember waking up and then wetting the bed. If I woke up, I went to the bathroom. I never tried actually purposely waking up in ...

 Forum: School and College Life   Topic: Majoring in philosophy: bad idea?

Posted: 07 May 2016, 11:15 am 

Replies: 16
Views: 917


I found that my internships and my job experiences were far more valuable than anything I learned in the classroom. Also, if I could do it over again, I would've taken more internships, because internships our way easier to obtain than jobs. Also, it sounds like you aren't really sure what you would...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Getting citations from the smile police. Ugh!

Posted: 07 May 2016, 9:54 am 

Replies: 50
Views: 2,622


I have definitely been accosted by the smile police too LOL. Sometimes, if I know I'm in a situation where people really need me to smile, but I don't feel like it, I'll actually ask someone if they could tell me about something fun. I often try to hold onto genuine smiles to make them last longer. ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: I am able to talk about deep things, I can't do small talk

Posted: 07 May 2016, 8:27 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 3,733


A guy mentioned its the social equivalent to sniffing buts, there may be some truth in that,but I'm not a dog with a nose, so can't really imagine what its like for them, they seem to like it, maybe more than humans do, as they are using amazing doggie senses. LOL trying to imagine humans literally...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: I am able to talk about deep things, I can't do small talk

Posted: 07 May 2016, 8:23 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 3,733


I can only hold actual conversations with people about genuine subjects of interest. But I have found that on occasion engaging in small talk helps me connect with NT's at least on a surface level. Since you don't make small talk very often, I'm just curious how you start your conversations. Do the...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: I am able to talk about deep things, I can't do small talk

Posted: 07 May 2016, 8:15 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 3,733


Thanks for the welcome to this forum. Apparently, I am in good company with some other new people on this thread. This, and a couple of other threads, led me to create an account. I can't do small talk either. It involves too many vague expressions and formalities, it's hard for me to wrap my head a...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: I am able to talk about deep things, I can't do small talk

Posted: 07 May 2016, 1:38 am 

Replies: 35
Views: 3,733


Wow, I feel so at home in this thread! I love having deep discussions. For me, Smalltalk is just a gateway to see what kinds of meaningful discussions, if any, people might want. For example, a question about the weather could branch out into asking about the person's favorite season, and what they ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: I need some advice with social issues in middle school

Posted: 07 May 2016, 1:16 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 1,023


When I was in elementary school, and into middle school, I had some "friends" that would tease and correct everything I did. I didn't really know where I stood though, because they would also do nice things for me. I kept thinking that it must be my fault , but I got more and more frustrat...
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