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TheValk
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23 Jan 2013, 1:27 pm

Most of the community probably shares the torment of today's infrastructure being made for others and not fitting us nearly as well. But do you ever imagine yourself living in older times without the conveniences that keep us distant from the rest yet still functioning? Do you think you'd be more encouraged to come out of your shell or, on the contrary, you'd function less effectively?

I think being autistic decades ago (at least) can't have been more convenient.



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23 Jan 2013, 1:52 pm

Definitely prefer being autistic in this time period. Being socially awkward in... say... Paris during the French Revolution? Nope. :lol:


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23 Jan 2013, 2:04 pm

I would have to go with the 18th century the “Age of Enlightenment”.


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23 Jan 2013, 2:13 pm

Best era so far, but IMHO saying it is good is an exaggeration.



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23 Jan 2013, 2:30 pm

I love to daydream about being in another era, but truthfully, I think I would have been burned at the stake or a lonely hermit. Or died as a young child (most likely). I love the renaissance, or medieval period, or even the Norse back around the BC/AD split.
I think this era is probably a little more friendly in many ways.


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23 Jan 2013, 2:42 pm

Beginning of Time, it doesn't have as many people.



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23 Jan 2013, 2:51 pm

I'd say right now, the internet was pretty much made for us.


EDIT: Made by us too :D



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23 Jan 2013, 2:59 pm

The present times. With all the technology and "advances" in general.

It wasn't long ago when we would throw the mentally ill and autistics into asylums where they would face serious abuse, neglect, literally torture like conditions of these institutions.

We are past that thank god, and i like to think that society makes progress. Sometimes i don't have too much hope in society. Yet i did notice a lot of times it's not the treatment team, not the doctors, yet the therapy aides that are there daily that take care of patients. Every now and then more so than not, you find ones with a heart. They really do care about people. I can only hope that caring people continue to take jobs caring for people from their heart.

We are still advancing in general, and it's only been a few decades. Sometimes it seems like progress is slow. Yet the way science and technology has vastly improved should really help greatly with research, especially in the future to come!



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23 Jan 2013, 3:03 pm

I would think the middle ages would have been a good time to have been an Aspie. Joining a monastic order was seen as a normal thing to do.



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23 Jan 2013, 3:32 pm

The 1960s, Man. If you felt rejected by mainstream society, you had the option of dropping out and becoming a hippie. :flower:


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23 Jan 2013, 4:37 pm

CockneyRebel wrote:
The 1960s, Man. If you felt rejected by mainstream society, you had the option of dropping out and becoming a hippie. :flower:

And what if you was rejected by hippies? :lol:



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24 Jan 2013, 12:24 am

dimfuture wrote:
CockneyRebel wrote:
The 1960s, Man. If you felt rejected by mainstream society, you had the option of dropping out and becoming a hippie. :flower:

And what if you was rejected by hippies? :lol:


Be the Mod that I am and stay home and listen to my Kinks records.


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24 Jan 2013, 12:50 am

If Fonzie was cool at one time and Chester Cheetah too, we can be cool at any time. 8)



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24 Jan 2013, 3:04 am

tonmeister wrote:
I would think the middle ages would have been a good time to have been an Aspie. Joining a monastic order was seen as a normal thing to do.


Except when Aspie behaviour could be interpreted as demonic possession.

Those are usually "treated" with fire :twisted:


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24 Jan 2013, 3:35 am

Since I'm more ADHD I'll say the wild west
Wild horses, wild animals, [no wimen]
Such a wild time



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24 Jan 2013, 6:07 am

Earlier you could be a skilled craftsman and be respected as such even though your social skills weren't quite up to date. Maybe you were the weird watchmaker, but everybody knew you were a damned good watchmaker too.
Today EVERYTHING requires people skills - even programming. My boyfriend who is a programmer says he can clearly see the change that has taken place the last decade. You have to be much more of a 'team'-person now than you used to.