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DogsWithoutHorses
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29 Apr 2012, 11:09 am

Sparkstorm wrote:
The autistic adults have usually learnt that much of society doesn't like people who are different, and are trying to blend in for safety's sake!

And isn't that sad. We pick up the message that we're fundamentally wrong and waste so much energy learning how to keep our light under a bushel.


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29 Apr 2012, 3:00 pm

DogsWithoutHorses wrote:
Sparkstorm wrote:
The autistic adults have usually learnt that much of society doesn't like people who are different, and are trying to blend in for safety's sake!

And isn't that sad. We pick up the message that we're fundamentally wrong and waste so much energy learning how to keep our light under a bushel.

Yep, it's a sad world. It's a world dominated almost entirely by NTs as well, so ignorance is, unfortunately, to be expected.


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