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equestriatola
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23 Oct 2022, 8:18 pm

Hi, all. Not sure whether this is an autism thing or it's my generation (I am in my 30s, w/o being specific); but we tend to hold on to our childhoods longer than any other generation. I mean, I still like Garfield and Clifford the Big Red Dog; it could be because of myself, or how crappy the world is now that we still like what we like when we were kids.

Anyone want to say anything about this?


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23 Oct 2022, 9:41 pm

It is something that brings you comfort, a "happy place". I think as we become more anxious about the world, the more that sort of thing is likely to happen. I don't think it's the domain of any one particular set of people, it just is.

If it is something that lessens stress, a place you can retreat into then it's a good thing, so long as you don't spend all your time there.


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24 Oct 2022, 4:11 pm

I've loved horses and collecting rocks and fossils since I was in grade school. I am 71 this year, I don't plan changes with that. <3


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24 Oct 2022, 5:22 pm

I've enjoyed watching The Summer and Winter Olympics since I was 9. I've also liked computers since I was 9. I hope that never changes.


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25 Oct 2022, 12:35 pm

I don't. Tried to reconnect with a lot of my childhood interests like the cartoons I watched when I was a kid and it didn't work, I can't enjoy most of them now.



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04 Nov 2022, 12:00 am

Yes. I am putting together a collection of all the movies I saw from the late 70s to early 90s to serve as my time machine back to that era. I also play with legos with my 3 kids, and enjoy watching cartoons with them. I make spaghetti and meatballs for us all the time. Pizza, candy bars, popcorn, bike rides, role playing, videogames, board games.



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04 Nov 2022, 9:52 am

Nothing wrong with refusing to "put away the things of childhood" as such, if it does no harm. These days I can't get into most of my childhood interests, but I wish I could. But I still like shiny things, interesting colours etc.



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04 Nov 2022, 10:24 am

I mean, I’ve loved Pokemon (mainly the games) since I was a child, and I’m jn my 20s now.


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04 Nov 2022, 3:06 pm

Totally--I think it's a major source of comfort for an autistic mind. You have to embrace narrow interests as they arise.



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04 Nov 2022, 9:54 pm

verbose wrote:
Yes. I am putting together a collection of all the movies I saw from the late 70s to early 90s to serve as my time machine back to that era. I also play with legos with my 3 kids, and enjoy watching cartoons with them. I make spaghetti and meatballs for us all the time. Pizza, candy bars, popcorn, bike rides, role playing, videogames, board games.
You sound like good fun. :)

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07 Nov 2022, 2:42 am

equestriatola wrote:
Hi, all. Not sure whether this is an autism thing or it's my generation (I am in my 30s, w/o being specific); but we tend to hold on to our childhoods longer than any other generation. I mean, I still like Garfield and Clifford the Big Red Dog; it could be because of myself, or how crappy the world is now that we still like what we like when we were kids.

Anyone want to say anything about this?

I thought Garfield was for both kids and adults.
I myself enjoy things that I liked as a kid but...not for the exact reason.



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07 Nov 2022, 4:01 am

stezel wrote:
Totally--I think it's a major source of comfort for an autistic mind. You have to embrace narrow interests as they arise.

What do you mean? You have to do what?