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Andrew36
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30 Sep 2022, 11:26 am

I was the Eagle scout in the Boyscouts, troop 252, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania...
Cadet lieutenant Colonel in the JROTC.
General in the ROTC in college.

Expert Sharpshooter.
I qualified to be a Mixed Martial Arts instructor.

I went through the "Be a Navy Seal" for a day program and the Air Combat USA program and drive and operate a tank program both ran by veterans..
55 times.


This is by the time I was 16.

My own parents wouldn't touch me with a 24 and half foot pole when I did something wrong, literally.
Lol


So why did I get reject from the military because of my Asperger's?
That really pissed me off.



Andrew36
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30 Sep 2022, 11:39 am

And my dad was a Vietnam war veteran.
:)



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30 Sep 2022, 12:02 pm

No idea why the rule as during a war the ones who can think differently and be one step ahead make the best leaders because not only can they read the minds of the enemy, but they can add the element of unpredictability so ones enemy does not know how to attack.

Most of everything goes by rules, but if one is master of those rules one can be the one who creates rules. Rules are made from experiences and to prevent things from going wrong. The unfortunate part about rules for an enemy is that they become ultra predictable as to what one is going to do next. Being on the spectrum can fit into two catagories. Either one stucks to the rules word for word, or one is able to have the unique extra where one can make rules work on ones behalf and can bend some to ones advantage without breaking them.

I have never been in the military but a friend has and some of the ways they used to defeat their enemies were extremely clever, unexpected and daring, but they were calculated so cleverly they were able to pull them off.
Some stories he told about WW2 were actually quite funny. In the Middle East the Germans had a vast desert to cross, and the British had to try and stop or delay them from crossing. They carefully put a single land mine under some camel dung, and the Germans ran over it and it destroyed a vehicle. They only put one, and yet for 158 miles, every singlw piece of camel dung the Germans checked and it delayed their progress for months!



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IsabellaLinton
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30 Sep 2022, 12:06 pm

Andrew36 wrote:
And my dad was a Vietnam war veteran.
:)


My uncle was too.
We have lots of Eagle Scouts in the family. ^

That's an impressive CV.
No wonder you approached home furnishing with such a methodical mind.



Andrew36
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30 Sep 2022, 12:23 pm

IsabellaLinton wrote:
Andrew36 wrote:
And my dad was a Vietnam war veteran.
:)


My uncle was too.
We have lots of Eagle Scouts in the family. ^

That's an impressive CV.
No wonder you approached home furnishing with such a methodical mind.



This is going to sound a bit strange, but I also attended Psy high, a psychic high school for "psychic youth".

You can place any value you want on it, but I can't say it wasn't fun.



Andrew36
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30 Sep 2022, 12:24 pm

During hurricane Sandy, I volunteered with the American red cross.



PIERINA
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04 Nov 2022, 1:02 am

I’ve bungee jumped and zip lines upside down as in my head was towards the ground. A guide helped me or upside down would’ve been impossible but it was exciting and fun. My ex husband was supposed to take pictures but he didn’t so all I have are memories of myself flying through the jungle upside down with the monkeys swinging from tree to tree in Costa Rica. After I was done I took a hike to a waterfall and it was beautiful. Too bad my ex was feeling lazy and sat on a bench while I was having such a good time. Poor guy. LOL



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04 Nov 2022, 3:59 am

Andrew36 wrote:
IsabellaLinton wrote:
Andrew36 wrote:
And my dad was a Vietnam war veteran.
:)


My uncle was too.
We have lots of Eagle Scouts in the family. ^

That's an impressive CV.
No wonder you approached home furnishing with such a methodical mind.



This is going to sound a bit strange, but I also attended Psy high, a psychic high school for "psychic youth".

You can place any value you want on it, but I can't say it wasn't fun.

8O

Thats a 'thing'. Highschools for psychic kids??????



naturalplastic
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04 Nov 2022, 4:03 am

But it sounds like ...30 years ago....before aspergers was a diagnosis they would have taken you into the military.

And you would be a real life Rambo today.