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 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Can't stand ''toxic'' positivity.

Posted: 02 Apr 2023, 11:18 pm 

Replies: 29
Views: 1,180


I've never found trying to "fake it until I make it" to actually work. It just makes me feel even worse when I finally give up/in. It tends to work out well for me often, but I'm also a relatively skilled actor with a pretty decent noggin and the willingness to do the work and put up with...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Buying online

 Post subject: Re: Buying online
Posted: 02 Apr 2023, 7:50 pm 

Replies: 47
Views: 6,113


I keep hearing about the virtues of buying online (say, at Amazon) as opposed to going into a brick-and-mortar store, one of them being that it saves gas. But when you buy something online, isn't gas still being used for you to get your product? You yourself may not be using gas, but the delivery p...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Is it okay to just not have friends?

Posted: 02 Apr 2023, 5:36 pm 

Replies: 60
Views: 7,665


There is a ton of research evidence from the field of psychology linked friendships and acquaintceships with being happier. That does not mean you need a ton of friends, but social isolation is linked to depression. Do you not have friends because you lack social skills or experienced rejection in ...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Might autistic women not be the best match for autistic men?

Posted: 02 Apr 2023, 10:14 am 

Replies: 149
Views: 15,523


It makes for a situation that just sucks much of the time and why it's probably best to not even try an autism-autism relationship unless everybody involved is on the same page about the ground rules and what is expected behavior as the regular rules might not make much sense in some areas. I think...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi everyone

 Post subject: Re: Hi everyone
Posted: 02 Apr 2023, 10:03 am 

Replies: 11
Views: 975


Welcome to Wrong Planet. From you writing it appears that you are trying to figure yourself out. That is a good thing. I am very old around 74 years, but my mind is that of a child. In a sense I do not age. I am like Peter Pan. I think I am close to understanding. Life is much more complex than any...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social skills training

 Post subject: Re: Social skills training
Posted: 01 Apr 2023, 8:28 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,537


Social skills training is just codeword for autism conversion therapy. We shouldn't have to change for the sake of neurotypicals, just as gays shouldn't have to change for the sake of heterosexuals. Not really, some of us are extremely high masking to the point where we do seem to fit in. We're sti...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Social skills training

 Post subject: Re: Social skills training
Posted: 01 Apr 2023, 8:23 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 1,537


What do you call a person who helps people become better social skills? Some have said that drama exercices are good for learning social skills. But that sounds more like acting exercices rather than social skills exercices. Isn't drama way different from real social situations? I personally knew h...

 Forum: Television, Film, and Video   Topic: Streaming and Physical Media

Posted: 01 Apr 2023, 7:21 pm 

Replies: 49
Views: 5,548


Yeah, I think I will start investing in buying physical copies of my favorite movies on bluray or DVD... Streaming kind of overrated. I bought a Synology NAS and uploaded my physically media to it. I can then stream it to my own devices. It's not just media being yanked, but sometimes they get Luca...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: How can you plan life if you don't know what to do ?

Posted: 01 Apr 2023, 6:47 pm 

Replies: 13
Views: 1,707


You don't. :twisted: Yep, if you don't know what you want to do, then your basic options are to either not plan, pick something to work towards or make the most general plan possible. For the most part picking something, even if it's not the best option is going to beat the crud out of the other op...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: face blindness - can you be partially face blind?

Posted: 01 Apr 2023, 6:44 pm 

Replies: 33
Views: 2,772


^ Somewhat related; if I'm used to seeing someone in a certain uniform and I see them in their civilian clothes, I'm unlikely to recognize them. I can't recognize myself in the mirror if I make any sudden changes. I shaved my head a few weeks ago and I'm still not entirely sure that my mirror isn't...

 Forum: Health, Fitness, and Sports   Topic: Easily startled

 Post subject: Re: Easily startled
Posted: 01 Apr 2023, 4:48 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 845


There's a guy at work who likes to startle me because he thinks it's funny. "You're too easy to scare!" then stop? "but it's too funny!". :roll: He has eased off a little recently. I especially hate it when someone does that mock-punch and I flinch then they get offended. 'why d...

 Forum: Work and finding a Job   Topic: How Far Down I Have Spiraled.

Posted: 01 Apr 2023, 4:43 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 669


Honestly, that was pretty much my 20s and early 30s. I was able to hang on to some jobs, but mostly just part time ones that didn't pay well enough to attract talent. In some ways, I was lucky not to know I was autistic. But, in other ways, there's a lot of choices I would have made differently if I...

 Forum: Getting to know each other   Topic: Hi I'm Hector

 Post subject: Re: Hi I'm Hector
Posted: 01 Apr 2023, 4:33 pm 

Replies: 6
Views: 835


Welcome to the site.

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Some people don't like wearing glasses socially

Posted: 01 Apr 2023, 1:46 pm 

Replies: 44
Views: 2,992


I've yet to meet an autistic person (age birth to 40) who doesn't require glasses all the time (I'm not talking about reading glasses, I'm talking about having to wear glasses constantly). One time I watched a documentary on a school for autistic people and downs syndrome people, and I noticed that...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What's the oldest memory that you have?

Posted: 01 Apr 2023, 8:37 am 

Replies: 49
Views: 3,600


The earliest memories that I can confirm are accurate are from I was 2. I remember a bunch of burly guys in overalls pushing my mother's crappy Toyota the last few feet up a small incline to get to the gas pump. (It was back when Toyotas were absolute garbage and the fuel gauge didn't work properly)...

 Forum: Games and Video Games   Topic: Jurassic Park on Sega Genesis

Posted: 31 Mar 2023, 10:05 pm 

Replies: 8
Views: 844


Sonic200 wrote:
Have you ever played Jurassic Park on Sega Genesis?


I vaguely recall playing it. I've got a model 1 Genesis, so I should probably just pick up a copy the next time I'm at a retro game shop.
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