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jimmy m
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25 Jun 2020, 7:23 am

xxrobertoxx wrote:
I drive and have a house and raise a bunch of chickens and have pets and it's a house that I have to specially manage the water well, septic, and heating system which I think the Aspergers helps me with because if I have to do something technical no mater what time of day to make something work it does not bother me.


A couple of the things that I found very helpful is YouTube videos that describe how to fix whatever item is broken. They are not always right but will generally get me to a solution. Also having any written instruction manual available on-line really helps with the repair process.


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25 Jun 2020, 10:56 am

jimmy m wrote:
xxrobertoxx wrote:
I drive and have a house and raise a bunch of chickens and have pets and it's a house that I have to specially manage the water well, septic, and heating system which I think the Aspergers helps me with because if I have to do something technical no mater what time of day to make something work it does not bother me.


A couple of the things that I found very helpful is YouTube videos that describe how to fix whatever item is broken. They are not always right but will generally get me to a solution. Also having any written instruction manual available on-line really helps with the repair process.

Jimmy was an actual encyclopedia in some previous life, transmogrifying into an ensorcelling being resembling that of a human. 8)


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11 Jul 2020, 11:15 pm

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Are you over the HFA/Aspie line of the spectrum?
Are you so high functioning that you are basically a normal person in almost every sense (emotionally and mentally, maybe even physically?)
I'd like to know...
I don't know if i fit the bill of high functioning. I struggle with more tasks than i don't. That being said i'm no where near as severe as people on the lower end of the autism spectrum. Most people on the lower end of the spectrum aren't on WP only one that comes to mind is EzraS. I'd like to point out that anyone who thinks that likely aren't autistic in the first place and maybe just share some traits. INFACT i'd also liek to point out that you might just be an autistic cousin or whatever they are called. If you are the same emotionally mentally and physically in almost every sense then you probably aren't autistic. Not trying to accuse anyone or spread any hate. But I can't stand ASPIE supremacists. I have no chance of living on my own. Atleast my sensory issues aren't that severe. I can barely handle talking to people who i don't already know. I don't think i could pass for a normal person if I tried. I'm likely incapable of holding a job without burnout being taken into account. and that's without mentioning the PTSD? as well a some of the other mental illness i've suffered. I have enough trouble functioning as it is. I find the whole aspie supremacist notion offensive. I find the label of functioning in general idiotic. ALL it does it set a standard for autistic people. Like fi your low functioning you can't do anything and if your high functioning your expected to cope with life well and be a functioning member of society. It's done so much harm to autistic people just these labels existing. In general people don't give a f**k unless your lashing out at everyone. It's so stupid. You should count yourself lucky if you find this true. and I'm not saying autism is a curse or anything.


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13 Jul 2020, 1:56 pm

Functioning level is mainly just for describing the kind of support needed, and it can change. It doesn't have to be a bad or good thing, just an objective diagnostic.


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16 Jul 2020, 12:43 am

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I am high functioning. They called it "prominent aspergers". I am "normal" but I am "weird". No one would have guessed before the diagnosis. I cannot read most non-verbal, and I have a hard time guessing how someone feels. Eye contact is a chore.

The most tragic thing I discovered after the diagnosis, is that people connect with me, but I have a hard time connecting with them. I have made people sad :(

I recently discovered the less stressed I am, the easier it is for me to empathize. The more stressed I am, the easier it is to open up about my own feelings about myself and others. But it took extreme levels of stress and non-stress for that to trigger inside of me. It's like I suddenly figured out how to connect, but the experiences are all on an entirely different playing fields. So I feel like because I don't experience all of those feelings at the same time, that is why I never feel the "full connection".


Now it makes me wonder if NT people experience all of that at the same time plus more?

But back on topic, it was the way arguments unfolded that got me my diagnosis.

Anyway. I am happily married. Have two wonderful boys. I bought my first house when I was 20, and am now looking at investment properties. I am a financial wizard and I like to play the stock market and invest in passive income. My ultimate dream is to own enough rental homes, all managed, and live off the rent so that I can be lazy and anti-social forever!

But right now I'm in the baby steps phase of investing.

I can relate so much to that stress thing. A lot of times i don't try to express things i'm not comfortable with until it's at a point where i get so desperate that, it becomes to much to handle.


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