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04 Mar 2009, 9:53 pm

For me right now, I would describe it as a curse, a curse with benefits... An right now, I am sick of the downsides of it.

I know I will have better days. But for now all I can think of is getting past my current situation, and getting to a more stable part of my life. I am sick of the downsides to the point that I don't really see the upsides any more. I am also sick of some of the misconceptions... Such as my parents think I will outgrow AS...

So anyways, how do you view your ASD?



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04 Mar 2009, 10:07 pm

It's a gift with a LOT of challenges, but it's worth it to go through them.


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04 Mar 2009, 10:11 pm

for me it's a curse.

nothing less, no qualifiers.

this doesn't make me worse than the rest of humanity though. they're all cursed too. (cite NT meanness, judgmentalness, elitism, etc).

doesn't make ASD any less of a curse.


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04 Mar 2009, 10:16 pm

Definitely a curse. No benefits on my end that I can notice.



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04 Mar 2009, 10:23 pm

It's just who I am. It just is.



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04 Mar 2009, 10:32 pm

zghost wrote:
It's just who I am. It just is.



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04 Mar 2009, 10:37 pm

I would describe it in terms of social anxiety, as that seems to be its biggest feature. I don't resent the idea of being around people; I just can't do it. For example, if I need to speak to the class, I can never manage to get my point across as I have physical symptoms of anxiety.



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04 Mar 2009, 10:44 pm

How I explain PDD-NOS. My bf wasn't really getting the whole medical text book thing. I said imagine you live on another planet . You want to communicate but you do not know how. It is like everyone around you follows different rules and speaks a different language.


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04 Mar 2009, 10:51 pm

I consider it a privilege to call myself weird. :)


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04 Mar 2009, 11:00 pm

buryuntime wrote:
zghost wrote:
It's just who I am. It just is.


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04 Mar 2009, 11:04 pm

Callista wrote:
buryuntime wrote:
zghost wrote:
It's just who I am. It just is.

QFT



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04 Mar 2009, 11:08 pm

All of life is a blessing and a curse. Mine is just different.


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05 Mar 2009, 1:36 am

Some days it is easier to accept, others, I just want to hide in my cave and not deal with it.


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05 Mar 2009, 1:41 am

Whatsherhame wrote:
Callista wrote:
buryuntime wrote:
zghost wrote:
It's just who I am. It just is.

QFT


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05 Mar 2009, 1:44 am

Love / Hate relationship, mostly love though.



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05 Mar 2009, 1:52 am

right now, i would honestly say i am ecstatic for it.

but i am very much at the point where i have finally gotten an explanation, and how i move foreward with that knowledge is up in the air. so in a year i may be strongly in hate with the whole thing. and if i went this long berating myself for no known reason, i don't honestly see that changing much sheerly for the realization of why i behave the way i do.