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19 Mar 2020, 3:46 pm

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It's a term we are all hearing on the news these days. Social distancing. I think it is funny that for the most part, they are recommending people live a life similar to what I live daily.


:lol:

SAME!



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19 Mar 2020, 3:47 pm

Them: It's unhealthy for someone of your age to be so socially isolated!

Me: Okay *works really hard to get out more, make friends, get into a routine with it all and enjoy it*

Them: You need to stop all forms of unnecessary socialization and keep 2 metres away from everyone.

Me: Image

Being serious though, I hope the social distancing measures help.


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Rather paradoxically, I'm having the opposite problem - I can't get distant enough.

Since social distancing has been advised, and many social functions and institutions have been shut down, I'm really struggling to deal with the noise from neighbours who are home all day with their radio/TV blaring and who's kids are temporarily off school while poorly classmates are tested to check whether they may have spread the virus (a reasonable enough precaution, of course).

Even though it's still rather wintry here, I've seriously been thinking about packing my tent and camping up on the moors for a few days just to get some peace and quiet.


This hasn't been a problem for me yet, but I'm expecting lots of loud music when the sun comes out. Contemplating buying earplugs/noise-cancelling headphones in preparation.



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19 Mar 2020, 4:29 pm

Good to see you, Troglodyte.

If I didn't already live in the woods, I'd certainly be out camping. I'm sorry you have noisy kids around.

Actually, we are going out canoeing this weekend. The trip was planned before the c-v hit. I'll probably see more people on the river than I ever do at home. I haven't seen anyone but my husband in weeks, except for an early morning trip to the grocery store and only saw about a dozen people briefly there, all careful keeping social distance.


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20 Mar 2020, 8:00 am

The term is a good example of the challenges (is that a politically correct term?) NTs face, specifically the challenge they show in their use of language, in particular a lack of precision and awareness that words have meanings and need to mean what they say or write.

What they appear to mean is physical distance - a six feet / 2 metre separation at which risk of airborn person to person transmission is very significantly reduced and social concentration - persons per room or persons per unit area.

They forget that Social is not restricted to in person contact and can be facilitated at often much deeper and more significant levels in writing, with technologies from letter and post up to the very latest electronic means.

It is tragic we have yet to develop a form of ABA for people with NT conditions, tailored to the challenges NT people face to help them fit into our world successfully :twisted:



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20 Mar 2020, 10:06 am

It feels horrible. Five years of hard work to become more independent down the drain. I don't know how much, if anything, I'll get back. Fortunately, I have friends calling me to ask how I'm doing and to provide updates on activities. That feels good.



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20 Mar 2020, 10:22 am

I'm actually enjoying having a lot of me-time, and I'm getting a lot of projects/schoolwork done. I do like people, but I need a lot of my me-time or I go crazy. Granted, the circumstances aren't so great, and I hope the bad can improve, and the virus dies down.

Some plans get canceled, but I'm a generally flexible person.


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20 Mar 2020, 10:27 am

shortfatbalduglyman wrote:
I think it's an overreaction to close all non-essential companies, limit the number of customers in the grocery store at a time. Close schools.


It's really not. This will kill a lot of people, including many people who don't have coronavirus as the hospitals get stretched past their limit. I fully expect people this pandemic will kill people I know, either family or work colleagues, and it'll likely be the hardest challenge I'll face in my lifetime. I live in Australia and work in the ER, and the response so far by the government has been far too tepid for my liking.



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20 Mar 2020, 10:32 am

Choose one of the following:

a) "Remember back in the spring of 2020 when we all thought the government was over-reacting to CoViD-19?"

Or

b) "That's it. He's gone. Time is 17:37. Date is April 7, 2020. I'll go talk to the family..."


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20 Mar 2020, 11:49 am

I have a fever, and am officially in mandatory home quarantine until my test results come back :D
I suspect it's just a sinus infection. But in either case, good thing I like pasta and rice.


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20 Mar 2020, 2:34 pm

I don't feel great right now. I think it's anxiety.



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20 Mar 2020, 2:50 pm

Even by the very nature of AS/HFA (where social distancing is natural), I sometimes find that I'm making adjustments like everybody else!



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20 Mar 2020, 3:29 pm

Honestly I don't mind. Women nowadays simply ignore me anyway and other men end up rejecting me and bully me. Forced Social distancing actually makes me feel better about the fact that I never have friends or a romantic partner.



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20 Mar 2020, 3:59 pm

JustFoundHere wrote:
Even by the very nature of AS/HFA (where social distancing is natural), I sometimes find that I'm making adjustments like everybody else!



I'm not sure about this. Seems to me many or maybe most people on here with Asperger Syndrome ether have friends or romantic partners or atleast have a desire to have relationships. Seems to me that social distancing/not desiring relationships would more associated/natural with people with HFA compared to people with Asperger Syndrome.