Give your definition of what aspergers is

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Jenk
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19 Sep 2008, 5:04 pm

Aspergers has in the past equated to confusion, when it came to interaction, or rather relaying information accurately/effectively, why I kept on bashing into the door frame, had dropped another glass, hated change and couldn't get my arm to quit twitching, I was constantly confused.



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20 Sep 2008, 2:01 am

b9 wrote:

no.
"auto" comes from ancient greek.

the word they used was "autos" which was their word for "self"
that was about 1000 B.C.



yes.
my point exactly: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Autarchy

the concept stems from Ancient Greek Polical Philosophy
(would there be such a thing as non-ancient greek philosophy)

in practice, self-sufficience translates as independence,
so i always thought of it as quite a reasonable goal, if attainable,
which, in retrospect, comes across as a quite autistic point of view
(rather than theory-of-mind)

& even that can be taken both ways

i'm not sure whether the old thinkers ever saw their
theoretical vision embodied in any autarchic city state

anyway, in the real world, it doesn't work
ironically, if it would be the auti-goal to be (survive) independent(ly),
that goal is self-defeating

meanwhile, do i hear bells aringing?


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