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Is anyone living a satisfied life ?
Poll ended at 12 Jul 2022, 9:37 am
Yes 30%  30%  [ 3 ]
No 40%  40%  [ 4 ]
Maybe 30%  30%  [ 3 ]
Total votes : 10

the xpax

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12 Jun 2022, 9:37 am


It drives me insane
seeing me live life wrong
to my deepest of pains
in what world do I belong
while I keep putting on chains
until I may sing my swan song.

Twinkle, twinkle, little star
how I wonder where you are
hoping somehow your bright light
takes me with you in your flight
away to a safer place
where I won't seem a head case.

the xpax


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12 Jun 2022, 6:17 pm

I would say so. I have my moments but I have accepted my diagnosis, and who I am.

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DSM 5: Autism Spectrum Disorder, DSM IV: Aspergers Moderate Severity

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13 Jun 2022, 12:22 pm

Not "maybe." Partially. Some aspects are working well, like staying fairly healthy and comfortable, and some remain a struggle, like communicating ideas and finding a more sustainable support system.


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13 Jun 2022, 1:06 pm

Dear_one wrote:
Not "maybe." Partially. Some aspects are working well,

Yep, the concept of 'Partially' is relatable.

"There are a thousand things that can happen when you go light a rocket engine, and only one of them is good."
Tom Mueller of SpaceX, in Air and Space, Jan. 2011


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14 Jun 2022, 5:48 am

On some levels I'm satisfied with my life, on other levels I'm not. Some things are OK, other things are uncomfortable or regrettable. I can't see how it could be otherwise for anybody, except quantitatively, i.e. some are more satisfied than others with their lives. I think it's rare for it to be completely one way or the other.