Feelings about having Autism (Asperger Syndrome)

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03 Aug 2012, 11:07 pm

Dear Autism (Asperger Syndrome),

You Suck. Because of You, I can't go to the Beach. :(



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03 Aug 2012, 11:15 pm

Sucks because every time Im a crowd I turn into a zombie. I dont respond to my name or people talking to me. I freak out.



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03 Aug 2012, 11:18 pm

I'm a pragmatist.

I don't "feel" anyway about it.

It's a disability. I deal with it. If I lost my foot in a car wreck, I would accept that not having a foot was a disability, and I'd learn how to reconstruct my life around the new facet of my existence.

Ditto for finding out about "Asperger's (or whatever neurological weirdness I have).


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03 Aug 2012, 11:39 pm

I don't like having this disorder, but it was a relief to finally find out what was wrong with me.



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03 Aug 2012, 11:49 pm

questor wrote:
I don't like having this disorder, but it was a relief to finally find out what was wrong with me.


Ditto



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04 Aug 2012, 3:19 am

Dear autism(aspergers)
Thank you for giving me the ability to focus and notice details in everything.
It's made me a better artist.
Thank you for giving me the ability to rationalize things, where most would be blinded by emotions.
It's given me a unique perspective on life.
Thank you for giving me a great memory.
It's helped me countless times.

There's pros and cons to everything. I've spent too many miserable years focusing on the bad, now I've gone to the bright side.
I realize having AS is a challenge,I would lie if I were to say it were easy for me.
I hope you all can think of at least one positive aspect of your AS/autism.

Now I shall shut up for fear of sounding like a preachy after school special.
On a different note, Pikachu!



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04 Aug 2012, 3:43 am

Thank you for the skill to write unusual poems and music criticism.

I'd trade none of it.


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04 Aug 2012, 7:36 am

I didn't ask to be born this way-no one did-it is not our fault but we are made to feel as though it is our fault for being this way-and that is not fair at all. I am who I am and when people try to change me for the "wrong" reasons that is also wrong.


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04 Aug 2012, 8:26 am

I hate you, AS, for everything that I have become. What a f*****g cruel s**t you are, and I hope you f*****g burn in hell. I wouldn't wish for anyone to have you, not even the person that I hate most*, I don't know how such a dispicable disorder could exist, it's just too diabolical to comprehend, you are worse than Alzheimer's. At least the patient with Alzheimer's has had a life of being normal. You come with the baby, and the poor baby, who didn't ask to be born, has to grow up suffering with you, you f*****g cruel bastard.

*The person I hate most is David Cameron.


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04 Aug 2012, 8:52 am

I love myself.



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04 Aug 2012, 12:02 pm

At least it's not one of the other possibilities I considered, namely:

I'm fundamentally evil and selfish.
I'm a borderline retarded person who, as an experiment, was told my IQ was double what it is.
I'm not human.
I'm a designated scapegoat and whipping girl, branded as such in a way only I can't see.
I'm dead and in hell.



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06 Aug 2012, 12:09 am

I am very proud of my Asperger's diagnosis. I look at all autism as a gift to think and see the world differently. Sure I would be lying if I said it has always been easy for me, there have been many bad moments due to social issues. However, I persevered and I'm a stronger person for it. I have Asperger's to thank for my awesome memory, my great focus in my special interests, my need to use schedules and common sense which have become extremely helpful in school and workforce, and a bunch of other things I can't think of off the top of my head.



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06 Aug 2012, 12:12 am

Dear AS you suck because no one gets it therefore everyone treats me like i am a retard, an idiot, self centered, conniving or weird.



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06 Aug 2012, 12:17 am

I actually like myself, so I have no particular negative feelings about being autistic.

Being diagnosed with it was a relief. Like someone handed me the rosetta stone for making sense of my life.



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06 Aug 2012, 12:41 am

Im proud of who I am and the abilities that I have been given, being able to draw do arts and craft basicly be creative to having the love of airplanes and science fiction and loving music and the great outdoors.