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 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: What is the biggest lie about Aspies?

Posted: 16 Mar 2014, 5:12 pm 

Replies: 59
Views: 5,642

I agree that Aspies lie. (This is because they are part of the human race!) Possibly Aspie lying is often based on different reasons from NTs, though, which may be related to the fact that as a group aspies are so stigmatised. Thanks, that's 2 big lies so far. Maybe once all the lies are posted we c...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: What is the biggest lie about Aspies?

Posted: 16 Mar 2014, 4:45 pm 

Replies: 59
Views: 5,642

I've read every website on the net I can find which purports to describe what people with Aspergers are like. It really concerns me that nearly all of them mimic a medical model of defectiveness: this is the disease, these are the symptoms, this is what "they" are like (deficient). Even the ones wri...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: We are not superior to NT'S!

Posted: 15 Mar 2014, 8:30 pm 

Replies: 127
Views: 6,297

Maybe aspies are morally superior to NTs, though, on the whole. NTs let themselves lying, manipulating, striving for power over others, backstabbing, striving for personal advantage by undermining others, using others as commodities..

 Forum: Bipolar, Tourettes, Schizophrenia, and other Psychological Conditions   Topic: Being told I'm selfish

Posted: 15 Mar 2014, 4:09 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 2,242

NT's have difficulty understanding that self-referencing (which is conceptual) is different from being selfish (which translates into negative behaviours like greed). Everyone is self-referencing, Aspies generally more so, because a lot of NT assumptions/rules/behaviours lack validity to us. What wo...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Share the best creativity block advice you've heard.

Posted: 15 Mar 2014, 3:02 pm 

Replies: 12
Views: 1,170

The best advice came from an editor that I was writing articles for: "If you can't find the way you want to start the article, start anywhere; you can go back to the beginning later and it will fall into place". And it worked.

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: Which book has impacted your life the most and how?

Posted: 15 Mar 2014, 2:57 pm 

Replies: 32
Views: 2,412

Showing my age in this reply: Steppenwolf, by Herman Hesse made a big impact on me. I read and re-read it over 30 years, long before I had any Aspie self-awareness. Harry Haller (the main character) is stultified, depressed and appalled by the society in which he lives, it's petty conventions, hatre...

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: If there was a designated country for Aspies

Posted: 15 Mar 2014, 1:58 pm 

Replies: 147
Views: 6,706

Leaf blowers would be illegal imports and totally banned. Anyone using them would receive 10 years hard labour.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Advantages of autism

Posted: 15 Mar 2014, 1:34 am 

Replies: 23
Views: 1,506

Sincerity, kindness, honesty, interacts socially without ulterior motives.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Describe wrong planet in one sentence

Posted: 15 Mar 2014, 1:29 am 

Replies: 24
Views: 1,408

somewhere that someone will always understand someone like me at least some of time to some extent

 Forum: Autism Politics, Activism, and Media Representation   Topic: If there was a designated country for Aspies

Posted: 14 Mar 2014, 11:59 pm 

Replies: 147
Views: 6,706

Let's suppose there was a country designated for Aspies - only Aspies could live in it, as citizens, and no-one else. It would be governed by Aspies, for Aspies. The basic services, education, health, trade could only be run by citizens. Like citizens of any country, you would be free to travel over...

 Forum: In-Depth Adult Life Discussion   Topic: Do you Say Things at Work that cause others to Hate you?

Posted: 14 Mar 2014, 11:38 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 2,416

Too bad that universities don't offer a paper called Office Politics 101. Even now that I am retired I am unable to articulate the OP game and its rules, or what rules I broke, except for my aspie commitment to telling the truth as I see it. However objective I was about any situation, my truth tell...

 Forum: Love and Dating   Topic: Problems with a selfish boyfriend

Posted: 13 Mar 2014, 10:10 pm 

Replies: 28
Views: 2,825

My boyfriend has Asperger's and he can be incredibly selfish. Not over the top, but after a year of never being asked what movie I want to watch, what kind of pizza I'd like to order, or how I'd like to spend our time together it's getting old. I've talked to him a few times that he needs to be les...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Having problems succeeding at work

Posted: 13 Mar 2014, 1:56 pm 

Replies: 9
Views: 883

Best wishes to you. Sounds like this last job wasn't right for you? What job in the past has suited you best? Time to focus on your strengths, and be kind to yourself.

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: No Highway - vintage novel by Neville Shute

Posted: 13 Mar 2014, 1:46 pm 

Replies: 4
Views: 822

I'll look forward to your comments. It's still in print, as the publishing house Vintage bought the rights and reissued it relatively recently. Have you read any of his other novels? Although they are written for adults, I started reading him when I was 11 (>50 years ago), after hearing his novel Th...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: The Casual Vacancy

Posted: 12 Mar 2014, 12:38 am 

Replies: 1
Views: 944

I was impressed by it. The bad reviews surprised me, because JTR created quite believable true to life characters and related them to real social and local body political dynamics. I think the bad reviews may have been politically motivated. JTR in both this novel and the Potter series firmly positi...

 Forum: Art, Writing, and Music   Topic: What post 1950's song describes aspies best?

Posted: 12 Mar 2014, 12:14 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 4,131

Desperado is the immediate one that comes to mind.
and Still Crazy After All These Years.

Both capture the sense of isolation and are very poignant.
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