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eyehurt
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14 Dec 2008, 11:08 pm

52 years tring to find like minded thinkers I knew you all were out there
I HOME! i was lost but now I'm found



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15 Dec 2008, 12:21 am

Well, that's great! I felt that way too.



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15 Dec 2008, 12:54 am

Hilarious, I talk about it as coming out of the closet! Too true purple person. Have a brilliant day!



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15 Dec 2008, 1:56 am

Welcome stranger.



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15 Dec 2008, 2:18 am

Welcome, mate, enjoy your stay. Remember the free continental breakfast at 6:15.



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15 Dec 2008, 3:46 am

Damn, I didn't know there was a continental breakfast since the last time I got up at 6:15 was... never. Either that, or it was so horrible that I blocked it out of my memory.


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15 Dec 2008, 6:27 am

eyehurt wrote:
52 years tring to find like minded thinkers I knew you all were out there
I HOME! i was lost but now I'm found


Eh... Probably not. Many of the models of autism spectrum disorders place significant and impairing limits on how much an aspie can understand of the mind of another. Such as lacking empathy; the capacity to understand emotions of others that you have not directly experienced. Or a complete lack of a "theory of the mind" or "mirror neurons".

Apserger's syndrome does indeed cause you to think uniquely, however you may never come to understand just how unique it is, or in what ways it is unique. Regardless of whether you are talking to an aspie or an NT, you can never be sure just how alike or different their mind is from yours because you are an aspie.

Let me be the first to welcome you to hell. That continental breakfast is served hot here. Just like everything else down here. Our specific circle of hell was describe by Sartre, "Hell is other people."



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15 Dec 2008, 9:23 am

mystyc wrote:
Let me be the first to welcome you to hell. That continental breakfast is served hot here. Just like everything else down here. Our specific circle of hell was describe by Sartre, "Hell is other people."


the, my mystic young sartric friend: hell is the other people

L'enfer, c'est les autres.

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15 Dec 2008, 3:35 pm

Well it sounds to me like yo are going through the phase where you suddenly understand that others like you exist, I went through that almost two months ago. I found it a comfort to suddenly discover that I was not alone in the world.

I know it is a romantic idea of being the last of your kind, but it is also a pretty horrible idea of being the only one of your kind left on this earth without a fellow whatever. I suspect that I am a member of the last generation to have done some things, but I try not to consider it too much. I sometimes comment on it in a joking way when I am teaching students that I was one of the last people to do some things which are now banned in the civilised world.

Back to a different topic, I do not want a continental breakfast served at 6:15. I want a full english breakfast at 7:30. (Not approved or sponsored by the british heart foundation)


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