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04 May 2010, 11:08 am

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To me, it is like curing a tree from being wood. :?


I just want to say that this is the most accurate description I've seen yet. I'm definitely going to remember this metaphor for future use lol.


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04 May 2010, 11:19 am

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If the cure enabled me to stop feeling depressed and anxious, helped me to focus and get things done, took away all my fears and phobias, and heck, just made me feel happy then I'd grab it with both hands! Who in their right mind would want to continually live this way if there was a cure to end it?


THIS.

Also, if the side effects weren't too dire, I'd take it.


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04 May 2010, 11:33 am

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I don't really want a cure, but if one were offered that would guarantee the me same outcome that the person in the book, "The Speed of Dark," got, I would take it.
You do realize that the language that the book was using basically says that the original person died, and a completely new person took his place, right?


It didn't seem that way to me! The original person wanted to work in a space program, and was able to do so after the cure. Perhaps I interpreted it differently than you did. :)
It's a matter of characterization. The narration was so different that the epilogue was very obviously a different character. Also, before the procedure there are a lot of end-of-life metaphors as well as some seriously strong hints; and afterward, Lou mentions the "Lou-before" as a different person. It's like he's basically taken over, pushed the person he used to be into a small corner of his mind where he doesn't have any control anymore.


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04 May 2010, 3:20 pm

Callista wrote:
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hartzofspace wrote:
I don't really want a cure, but if one were offered that would guarantee the me same outcome that the person in the book, "The Speed of Dark," got, I would take it.
You do realize that the language that the book was using basically says that the original person died, and a completely new person took his place, right?


It didn't seem that way to me! The original person wanted to work in a space program, and was able to do so after the cure. Perhaps I interpreted it differently than you did. :)
It's a matter of characterization. The narration was so different that the epilogue was very obviously a different character. Also, before the procedure there are a lot of end-of-life metaphors as well as some seriously strong hints; and afterward, Lou mentions the "Lou-before" as a different person. It's like he's basically taken over, pushed the person he used to be into a small corner of his mind where he doesn't have any control anymore.

Oh, now I see!


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04 May 2010, 3:30 pm

DaWalker wrote:
To me, it is like curing a tree from being wood. :?


That's how I feel too. If I were cured of my autism I would no longer be me.

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04 May 2010, 5:14 pm

^

MEOW :wink:



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04 May 2010, 6:07 pm

Maybe if there was a pill to lessen change anxiety. That's what is holding me back the most. If I'm about to go on stimulants then I don't see why I shouldn't take something else to get rid of another undesirable trait.

I'm doing ok. I can be social when I want to be. I can only do it for a few hours, which people often try to challenge. But that's their problem. But not liking change keeps me from traveling and trying new things.


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04 May 2010, 6:40 pm

I have been told my nevousness makes other people uncomfortable and my lack of eye contact sometimes makes me appear crazy I have been told. I have had at least five occassions where women have come on to me I did not have anything to do with them. I just ignored them or walked away. Some of my friends said they looked hurt or insulted when I did this. Just once I would like to act normal and be comfortable outside of my house or away from my friends. If taking a pill or an injection or even having a mircochip implanted in my brain would help me then so be it. Where do I sign up.