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 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: The difference between pessimism and realism??

Posted: 05 Aug 2020, 6:40 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 4,356


Pessimism vs Realism is like Movement vs Action. Pessimism wallows and wades around in the muck, but doesn't really accomplish much. "I'm up to my hips in ****, and it's just everywhere!" Realism acknowledges what's actually there and happening, but takes action. "I'm currently up to ...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Keto diet

 Post subject: Re: Keto diet
Posted: 05 Aug 2020, 6:34 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 861


Check out Diet Doctor - it's an MD website (so no fluffies), but he lists lots of info about how to do keto and fasting, what foods to eat/not eat, and so on.

[Edit to add that I have no affiliation with the above. It's just one site I visit once in awhile]

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do you consider your autism a disability?

Posted: 05 Aug 2020, 6:31 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 1,616


Once I got my sensitivities to (mostly) calm down, and I figured out a few social tools to keep me from being bullied at work, it became less of a "disability" and more like just being left handed in a right handed world.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: how can I make small talk when meeting new people

Posted: 05 Aug 2020, 6:27 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,093


Number one rule I learned: don't worry about specific topics you have to memorize and bring up. Start with one or two easy ones, and then work out from there based on the keywords they give you. For example: You : "So, what did you do this weekend?" Them : "Oh, not much. Just walked ...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Does therapy work?

 Post subject: Re: Does therapy work?
Posted: 05 Aug 2020, 5:58 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 280


The few times I tried therapy they actually made things worse, except for the last one where I saw a clinical psychologist who specializes in Aspergers. He was able to help me realize I was depressed **not** because I had a "broken brain" that needed antidepressants, but because I was a ro...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: Coping with coworkers

 Post subject: Re: Coping with coworkers
Posted: 05 Aug 2020, 5:47 pm 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,768


I had to just power through it, realize they were going to be hostile, put up a wall right back at them, and keep my professional courtesies toward them rather cold - it's the only way they'll catch on that you see what they're doing, if they don't see that they tend to assume your too stupid to se...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Eye Contact

 Post subject: Re: Eye Contact
Posted: 04 Jul 2020, 8:21 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 898


I've learned to fake a lot of eye contact, as it began to torque me that I *couldn't* do it (I don't like not being able to do something). And as I've gotten older I'm more comfortable with it overall. But there are still times - usually when I'm tired, or under stress, etc - when it's harder or eve...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Are you resistant to peer pressure/groupthink?

Posted: 04 Jul 2020, 8:18 pm 

Replies: 42
Views: 1,137


I am resistant. Most things that people want to do or feel or participate in seem ridiculous to me. When I was younger I was very dismissive of others and thought people were idiots. But as I learned more about their social world and began then to participate in some of it, it still mostly seems odd...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do You Get Treated Like You Are A Child?

Posted: 04 Jul 2020, 8:08 pm 

Replies: 21
Views: 705


At one job I worked (as a grunt worker in working for a social services company) professionals who should know better (like social workers, doctors, etc) treated me as an odd but highly intelligent person (which about sums me up) - until they learned I had an ASD diagnosis, at which point they began...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Be Woke, It's Much Easier Than Thinking!

Posted: 26 Jun 2020, 4:37 pm 

Replies: 140
Views: 2,258


I'm pleased to see so much thought in all the posts here on this subject. I've given up trying to say anything at all most places, because of the vile, unreal attacks and accusations it often brings up from the True Believers. A few things to add. I've seen this all as very similar to the Red Guard ...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Ending Affordable Care Act During Pandemic?

Posted: 26 Jun 2020, 4:16 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 306


Like a lot of people who never get mentioned, I was never been able to afford insurance, and the ACA would have required me to come up with several hundred dollars a month for cr*p coverage and deductibles so high I still couldn't afford to go to the doctor. When it had a "mandate", that m...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: So, about 46% think nurses can save their lives, then kicked

Posted: 26 Jun 2020, 4:04 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 407


Yes, I'm totally lost without the context.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: It’s Hard Talking To a NT

Posted: 26 Jun 2020, 4:03 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 602


I've always found it's easier to speak with people who for some reason are also people who don't easily fit in. Often it seems they aren't as rigid in the required conversational rules as people who do easily fit in. More forgiving if you make a mistake. Not always, but more likely, it seems. I thin...

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: Tug Of War - Man vs Woman

Posted: 26 Jun 2020, 4:00 pm 

Replies: 51,649
Views: 1,036,947


94.

 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: Let's count to a MINUS million

Posted: 26 Jun 2020, 3:59 pm 

Replies: 2,899
Views: 27,394


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 Forum: Off the Wall: Forum Games, Quizzes, Roleplaying, etc.   Topic: BANNED (The Game)

 Post subject: Re: BANNED (The Game)
Posted: 26 Jun 2020, 3:59 pm 

Replies: 47,348
Views: 1,012,487


Banned for making me look for a Twitter page.
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