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 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Little Brothers' Militant Behavior

Posted: 19 Oct 2021, 5:21 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 762


I think its important that you keep challenging them, not with views of the polar opposite extreme but with considered discourse. Even if you don't get any response. As family you have an 'in' that others don't. The problem today is that its very easy to slip into circles where our beliefs are not c...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Had a scary encounter tonight

Posted: 19 Oct 2021, 4:43 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 561


I read a very interesting book once about instincts. One of the things that stayed with me was the finding that the vast majority of people who have been attacked or found themselves in unpleasant situations with people report that they knew on some level when the person approached them that somethi...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Is it OK to give up?

 Post subject: Re: Is it OK to give up?
Posted: 18 Oct 2021, 7:25 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 863


I dunno... If you give up completely you might become marginalised, with no-one seeing you as their friend, but rather as your partner's antisocial and uncaring other. And then if you end up completely reliant on your partner for all your social needs, that might get a bit claustrophobic for one or...

 Forum: Random Discussion   Topic: Yiddish word of the day!

Posted: 17 Oct 2021, 11:05 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 1,778


I always enjoyed punim for face, or I think like a nice face, a cute face? There's a song where people sing about putting pudding in the punim - I like those words.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: So…are YOU good at

 Post subject: Re: So…are YOU good at
Posted: 17 Oct 2021, 6:52 am 

Replies: 33
Views: 1,666


I have a lot of big ideas but I struggle to focus on anything for long enough to make them reality.

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Insulate Britain finally gives in.

Posted: 14 Oct 2021, 12:47 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 581


There is a big difference between civil rights movements and disruptive environmental activism. Civil rights can completely change overnight with a stroke of a pen and for free. What environmental activists ask for is often extremely expensive or not currently achievable with current science and te...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Insulate Britain finally gives in.

Posted: 14 Oct 2021, 11:50 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 581


There is a big difference between civil rights movements and disruptive environmental activism. Civil rights can completely change overnight with a stroke of a pen and for free. What environmental activists ask for is often extremely expensive or not currently achievable with current science and te...

 Forum: News and Current Events   Topic: Insulate Britain finally gives in.

Posted: 14 Oct 2021, 8:18 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 581


I see people who do this as totally thick because their protests effect people who have nothing to do with what they are protesting about. To me that is a sign of a sheer lack of intellignece. If one wants to protest, the protest has to hit the very ones who can make decisions. Without that the pro...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Is it OK to give up?

 Post subject: Re: Is it OK to give up?
Posted: 14 Oct 2021, 5:30 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 863


Related question: is that still what parties are like when you're 40? I haven't been to an actual one in years and hoped people would've stopped that by this point. You'd think wouldn't you? My (limited) experience says otherwise. I think it may be because when you get older the opportunities to le...

 Forum: The Haven   Topic: Why I hate the "matter of fact" talk

Posted: 14 Oct 2021, 5:12 am 

Replies: 27
Views: 963


A couple months ago, I had posted here shortly after my mom had played the "there's nothing you can do about it, so you need to stop worrying about it" card with me. I had stated how that kind of talk is very condescending and degrading. I am going to state a couple of examples and explai...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Is it OK to give up?

 Post subject: Re: Is it OK to give up?
Posted: 13 Oct 2021, 5:33 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 863


kraftiekortie wrote:
I wouldn’t call it “giving up.”

“Giving up” would imply that you’ve “given up” on people permanently.


No, I mean giving up on pushing myself to try to find a way to handle these sorts of things. It's a constant internal battle between what I think I should be able to do and what I can actually do.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What has been your experience on WP?

Posted: 13 Oct 2021, 4:14 am 

Replies: 106
Views: 4,615


It is Chicken Boo from Animaniacs. Chicken Boo was a giant chicken who wears disguises to pass as a human. He always gets found out and wanders off into the sunset alone as a song plays "You wear a disguise to look like human guys, but you're not a man you're a chicken boo." It seemed...ap...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What has been your experience on WP?

Posted: 12 Oct 2021, 3:14 pm 

Replies: 106
Views: 4,615


I post here sporadically, mainly when I have stressful work on and I ought to be doing that instead. Weirdly, my experience of WP is very similar to my experience of the real world - a general sense that I don't fit in here and my input isn't really wanted or is somehow inappropriate. I tend to assu...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Music video that fascinated me as a kid

Posted: 12 Oct 2021, 8:44 am 

Replies: 0
Views: 610


https://youtu.be/TYeFuQRSoTw This is a music video that was on TV when I was a kid. The music was immaterial, I was deeply interested in the mechanics of the elevators in the background. I hadn't seen this video for about 30 years but I still occasionally think about it. I'd always assumed that it ...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: What is that?

 Post subject: Re: What is that?
Posted: 12 Oct 2021, 8:32 am 

Replies: 2
Views: 455


I think a lot of people are feeling similarly. I had a coffee with a friend last week for the first time since lockdown. I drank decaf but I felt like I was on double espressos. I was talking very fast, getting emotional and oversharing which I normally guard against fiercely. When I got home I fell...

 Forum: Social Skills and Making Friends   Topic: Is it OK to give up?

 Post subject: Is it OK to give up?
Posted: 12 Oct 2021, 8:25 am 

Replies: 12
Views: 863


My partner recently introduced me to some new friends she'd made. They're a nice couple, I can chat with them. They've recently invited us both to a party they're throwing. I've told my partner that I don't want to go, but I'm happy for her to go. Up until recently, I've tried to push myself to be m...
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