Feelings about having Autism (Asperger Syndrome)

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06 Aug 2012, 12:56 am

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


Why? Sensory stuff?

It never stopped me from going to the beach (fishing for me, but I was also dragged to such when little often as surfing was my father's interest).



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06 Aug 2012, 2:44 am

It's a blessing because I am exceptionally talented with technical things. It's a curse because I will never be able to have a girlfriend due to my inability to read and react to romantic situations. My personality is about as sexy as Ebola.


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06 Aug 2012, 6:53 pm

I am generally okay with who I am, even though who I am is autistic. Life has made more sense since I discovered AS, and having a better understanding of my limitations helps me focus more on my strengths. If I had to go back and choose what kind of life I wanted, I'd choose one with AS, as it's made me the interesting person I am today. I'm not going to lie and say it's always easy. There are days when I look back on my miserably executed social interactions and cringe with shame, but then I remember that I'm not the only one with problems; it could be a lot worse. One of the things I like most about AS is that it guarantees I will never be boring or average. The one thing I never wanted from life was to be just like everybody else, with nothing special to contribute.


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