My Life With Autism in a Single Sentence.

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22 Feb 2014, 1:43 pm

LupaLuna wrote:
I am an alien from another planet trying disparately to integrate with the local inhabitants while marooned on this planet and dreaming and longing to go back to my home planet.


I "fourth" this one.



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22 Feb 2014, 1:45 pm

I figured it out! no one cares, oops almost homeless again. 8O



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22 Feb 2014, 1:58 pm

This

iammaz wrote:
Someone else I know accidentally used this line to describe it.

"It's awkward, and no one understands"

otherwise "I don't understand what I did wrong?"

and this.
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A walk alone in the dark woods, with the occasional sunlight shining through on crisp orange leaves.



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22 Feb 2014, 2:18 pm

My cousin's wife (who was, at the time, a pregnant 17-year-old whose opinion may have been biased) summed it up pretty well:

"You're kind of, well, weird, and, um, actually nobody likes you."

I have one I think I might like better:

"I talk too much, laugh too loud, cry too easily, and can't seem to keep my foot out of my mouth-- but you, wow, it must suck being perfect."


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22 Feb 2014, 3:13 pm

I'm constantly told to use empathy skills and monitor nonverbal cues, and I don't have it in me.


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22 Feb 2014, 3:38 pm

Probably, marching to the beat of my own drum. At least for today.



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22 Feb 2014, 4:26 pm

^^That's two sentences. You cheated.^^ :wink:


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22 Feb 2014, 4:56 pm

Sometimes, listening to the sound of my own voice echoing without interruption makes me truly feel the loneliness of being aspie.


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22 Feb 2014, 5:32 pm

Harrison54 wrote:
Sometimes, listening to the sound of my own voice echoing without interruption makes me truly feel the loneliness of being aspie.


Sometimes I hear myself too :)


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22 Feb 2014, 5:47 pm

A desolation of lost opportunities behind me and a battle for the few opportunities left in front of me.


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22 Feb 2014, 9:35 pm

A thing that is unique wonderful but sometimes frustrating and confusing, that no one understands and tries to shut down.


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Your Aspie score: 192 of 200 Your neurotypical (non-autistic) score: 9 of 200 You are very likely an Aspie PDD assessment score= 172 (severe PDD)
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22 Feb 2014, 9:36 pm

People are strange; why can't we all be who we want to be?


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22 Feb 2014, 9:39 pm

Lumi wrote:
In a pure sensory way, I am both calm and alert.


I can relate to this


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23 Feb 2014, 1:56 am

Bored, clueless, worried, jealous and angry.



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23 Feb 2014, 2:45 am

Either:

"WTF, brain?"

or

"Oh dear."


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23 Feb 2014, 5:13 am

I can't seem to find my way out of wonderland.


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