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27 Oct 2010, 5:28 pm

Here's an article with the top 10 positive traits of autism/aspergers. :)

http://www.autismsupportnetwork.com/new ... e-92003432



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27 Oct 2010, 5:49 pm

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I have a role model who's on the high end of the spectrum. :)


Who is it?


A famous drummer.


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27 Oct 2010, 6:24 pm

i can laugh at things other people cannot.


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27 Oct 2010, 6:32 pm

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i can laugh at things other people cannot.


I provide myself with endless opportunity to laugh at myself.

Having an incredible memory,
seeing the world in the third person, so being a natural triangulation [aka savant skills]
knowing when people are lieing [though this can hit hard]
Knowing when I have closure.
Being able to remove and double check things other people have told me which I trusted, after finding out on of the things they told me was inaccurate. even going back 20 years.
being able to put in memory blocks and bread crumbs.
knowing how I think, and playing with how I think.
being able to tell the truth from lies, so not telling lies. (unless the truth is being used against me).
lots of friends! once I got over the 'scary people' s**t. Woman seem to be the best of friends.



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27 Oct 2010, 6:37 pm

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i can laugh at things other people cannot.


I provide myself with endless opportunity to laugh at myself.


I constantly believe people must think im strange because almost all of the time i am laughing at something in my head


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27 Oct 2010, 6:55 pm

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It's possible some of the happy ones aren't very disabled by it.

It's possible some others are just self-deluded.

The others that do have a significant disability and are happy are invited by both of to share their secrets below...



or you could just be me and not even care that it makes life tougher than it should. Be like me and you just end up realizing life is made up of the following. Birth, education, eat, sleep, s**t, play time, work, meaningless socialization, relationships for those too ignorant to think for themselves instead of letting society/hormones think for them, those in relationships going all QQQQQQQQQQQQQ over breakups and s**t, having a family if you manage to either adopt a child or be irresponsible >_>, raising said children up til adulthood, maybe even later. paying taxes, bitching about said taxes, growing all old, getting old to the point wher you crap yourself constantly, and then you just die and either get cremated or buried 6 feet under. After that, well........ the worms crawl in the worms crawl out; in through your belly and out of your mouth.... so yes, when you truly think about life in the grand scheme of the universe, you truly end up realizing that there is no meaning to it at all, so do whatever, the universe keeps going and if it actually was sentient or "living" itself, it would most likely not even notice or even care to notice.

Yes I know, the nihilism is strong today. Maybe I need a drink or two :/


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27 Oct 2010, 6:59 pm

Currently_Sleeping wrote:
oliverthered wrote:
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i can laugh at things other people cannot.


I provide myself with endless opportunity to laugh at myself.


I constantly believe people must think im strange because almost all of the time i am laughing at something in my head


people think I'm strange when I tell them what I'm laughing at!

Why are you laughing, someone just hit you.

Yeh, he broke his hand, I didn't feel a thing and everyone in the pub got me a pint. Easiest time I've ever had getting drunk.



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27 Oct 2010, 7:01 pm

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Theres alot of people who seem to support and are happy that they have aspergers, what is the good thing about it? I have it and i cant list any good things about it.

I think that happiness has the ability to sneak up on just about anyone, whether a person is blind, paralyzed, autistic, etc., at any time and anywhere. For me happiness comes in many little ways: I am happy when I'm visiting Wrong Planet, looking up something online, watching a good television show or reading a good book.


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27 Oct 2010, 7:25 pm

alcohol has a bit of a reverse effect on me in that alcohol is supposed to be a depressant, but It stimulates me to hell.


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27 Oct 2010, 7:28 pm

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I take the good with the bad. I'm doubly disabled, with both AS and Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis (PSC). Here is how they effect my life:

Negatives are:

AS:
I don't make friends
I don't value relationships
I frequently offend people by doing/saying the wrong thing and sometimes lose my job for this
I feel lonely even when I'm around people who feel they are close to me, like my wife and kids


Positives are:
AS:
I see everything different from NT's, so I am able to discover things they won't see - faster than they can
My creativity does not wane with age - I can't stop thinking of all the tangents that flow from ideas



This ^^^^^ pretty much describes it for me as well, except that stress from "pretending" to be something I'm not all of my life has also caused a few physical health problems. I now have severely unpredictable IBS, which makes me sick to my stomach almost every day.

I just try to keep the positive in mind most of the time. It can be hard, but wallowing in the negative just makes me miserable. Somebody once told me to just "Stop it" and that didn't make sense to me at the time, but it really is that simple. Just stop it!

Stop telling yourself your life sucks, and start telling yourself it's worth living. The mind is an odd organ, and believes much, if not all, of what you yourself tell it. People think I'm odd because I talk to myself all the time, but everyone does it. I just do it out loud more than most. Everything we hear and see affects how we think. I found once I started to "feed" my brain, through my own ears, with my own mouth, with positive things, my brain actually began to believe that life did not just plain suck.

The brain is much like a computer.

"Garbage in, garbage out."


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27 Oct 2010, 7:33 pm

The path to greatness is rarely easy.



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27 Oct 2010, 7:44 pm

DemonAbyss10 wrote:
TheNewRepublic wrote:
DemonAbyss10 wrote:
TheNewRepublic wrote:
It's possible some of the happy ones...

or you could just be me and not even care that it makes life tougher than it should...


Yeah, the drink thing helps me too :( <----- before drinking after drinking ----> :)


Also http://the-newrepublic.blogspot.com/201 ... sylum.html


alcohol has a bit of a reverse effect on me in that alcohol is supposed to be a depressant, but It stimulates me to hell.


Benzo's, sleepers, opiates etc... all stimulate me. (they get rid of the anxiety that's holding me in)
They don't help my concentration though, so don't help with sleep.
I stayed awake for 7 days once, then realised that it was the sleepers that where actually keeping me awake!



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27 Oct 2010, 8:12 pm

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The path to greatness is rarely easy.


I like you :)



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27 Oct 2010, 8:58 pm

I find the humour in everything. :)


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27 Oct 2010, 9:17 pm

oliverthered wrote:
DemonAbyss10 wrote:
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DemonAbyss10 wrote:
TheNewRepublic wrote:
It's possible some of the happy ones...

or you could just be me and not even care that it makes life tougher than it should...


Yeah, the drink thing helps me too :( <----- before drinking after drinking ----> :)


Also http://the-newrepublic.blogspot.com/201 ... sylum.html


alcohol has a bit of a reverse effect on me in that alcohol is supposed to be a depressant, but It stimulates me to hell.


Benzo's, sleepers, opiates etc... all stimulate me. (they get rid of the anxiety that's holding me in)
They don't help my concentration though, so don't help with sleep.
I stayed awake for 7 days once, then realised that it was the sleepers that where actually keeping me awake!



yeah, I feel ya on that. Best thing for me for sleep would be a totally dark room and a caffiene pill or a caffinated beverage (I try to avoid soda, so its either black coffee or tea for me.


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27 Oct 2010, 9:22 pm

DemonAbyss10 wrote:
oliverthered wrote:
DemonAbyss10 wrote:
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DemonAbyss10 wrote:
TheNewRepublic wrote:
It's possible some of the happy ones...

or you could just be me and not even care that it makes life tougher than it should...


Yeah, the drink thing helps me too :( <----- before drinking after drinking ----> :)


Also http://the-newrepublic.blogspot.com/201 ... sylum.html


alcohol has a bit of a reverse effect on me in that alcohol is supposed to be a depressant, but It stimulates me to hell.


Benzo's, sleepers, opiates etc... all stimulate me. (they get rid of the anxiety that's holding me in)
They don't help my concentration though, so don't help with sleep.
I stayed awake for 7 days once, then realised that it was the sleepers that where actually keeping me awake!

Depending on anxiety levels, my regular 6 or so coffees a day and a pack of fags will do.
On more anxious days I'll usually get through another 4-5 cups of coffee and half a pack of fags before even being able to consider getting to sleep.

People think I'm odd for drinking cold white coffee, but I'm so used to walking up with some left over from the night before.

crack and cocaine also have the same effect, a little amphetamine (usually better a while before trying to sleep) etc...

they get rid of all the things stopping me sleeping, but help me think more so new ones don't pop into my head and I can just think about sleeping.



yeah, I feel ya on that. Best thing for me for sleep would be a totally dark room and a caffiene pill or a caffinated beverage (I try to avoid soda, so its either black coffee or tea for me.