why do aspies look like like theyre on drugs?

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24 Dec 2008, 3:48 pm

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I would like to think that an alternative school would have helped. When I was in Youth Crisis group therapy sessions I got along well with everyone there and sorta bonded with the coordinator which was something for me. I literaly went to school for years without as much as a few words to my teachers and that is no exaggeration. I didn't realize how odd it was at the time, to be so distant. I resented when students I knew tried to get close to the teachers. To me, teachers were bad and were to be avoided. I was really scared of them. Even the ones I liked I stayed away from, for the most part. It was really strange, I admit. I can't explain the anxiety. Just know it is intense enough to cause problems communicating with authority figures, I guess you'd call them. I wasn't really troubled. In fact, I was so quiet and did so well on mandatory testing I didn't qualify for anything and didn't get in trouble. I might have been better off getting in trouble because I am sure I might have ended up in an alternative school with no extra curicular activities and shorter days. I think that would have kept me from getting so overwhelmed.
I was really behind in every class when I dropped out. Instead of being noisy and disruptive, I was quiet and unnoticed until, eventually, I didn't bother showing up.
It sounds like a cool xmas. In Australia it's already tomorrow, right? Still Christmas eve here. Anyway, have a Merry Christmas and enjoy your dvds, Millie:)



oh - i didn't go to an alternative school - but a regualr school that was very unusual. maybe an alternative school would have been good.
i was also very distant from teachers - hardly talked with them and blushed if they singled me out back in those days. my recess and lunchtimes were in the smoking area and addicts' area - but i usually wandered off to the art room on my own - where there was quiet and peace. the cool teacher i mention (who is not so cool now, but i thought so then...) used to turn a blind eye to me smoking in there. so i just hung out on my own a lot and hardly said much to the teachers really.


it is xmas morning already oOoOanaOoOoOo.. i am on the computer. my son has been palying his new pokemoin ds game and is now watching spongebob, and his dad is back to sleep in his own bedroom. where i live is great. small country town not far from byron bay - which is very altenrative and touristie - hippie trippie centre of OZ in the seventies. now commercialised but lots of weirdo's.
it is hot and sunny already and we shall splash in the pool today. water is good for us aspies. You are invited for a virtual swim today!!

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24 Dec 2008, 11:10 pm

In high school this douchebag started calling me "kid on crack" cause i always looked stoned, it caught on and alot of people followed through. Im sure the whole "sleeping in every class then waking up half asleep" part didn't help, but oh well, they were jerks anyways.



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24 Dec 2008, 11:28 pm

I have had similar experiences, some kids, when I attended school, said I was on cocaine or something. I was often called 'confused', still am, because I had/have that confused and dazed look. My face can appear a bit startled; or, on the other hand, the eyes are squished, when trying to concentrate. I also look around with wide eyes, which just gives a weird stoned look, I suppose. The poor short term memory also gives out a stoned perception, this is also coupled with general qirks. It all adds up to STONED! 8O

I have never smoked or taken any 'recreational' drugs in my life (do I deserve a pat on the back?).



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24 Dec 2008, 11:30 pm

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Im sure the whole "sleeping in every class then waking up half asleep" part didn't help, but oh well, they were jerks anyways.


That's the spirit! :lol:



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24 Dec 2008, 11:42 pm

I don't look like I'm on drugs even when I am on drugs



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25 Dec 2008, 2:10 am

You know, I've been asked by random people on the street if I could sell them stuff quite a few times. I never really understood why...



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25 Dec 2008, 8:47 am

ooOoOoOAnaOoOoOoo wrote:
The funny thing is, I was in such a state of rebellion, I didn't experiment with drugs in school. Many kids I went to school with smoked pot so to be unlike them, I stubbornly resisted it.


Funny...I also tend to stubbornly refuse to do things because others do them...

But my reasons for smoking pot in High School were different. Everybody thought I was very naive, and told me so all the time. I guess people also thought I was "straight laced" (which I wasn´t!) because I was so naive, literal -(i.e., I didn´t "get" things, and therefore wasn´t "cool")- socially immature, etc. My brother was into pot at the time, and when he offered me some, I guess I wanted to smoke it to prove to myself, more than anything, that I wasn´t the way people seemed to think I was. However, being a pot smoker didn´t change my image one iota! And aside from making me feel mellow, I didn´t really notice much effect from it anyway. (People say you notice more effects when you do it regularly, but that didn´t make a difference).

Oh, and people used to treat me like they thought I was asexual. Sometimes, if they spoke about sex, they would apologize to ME 8O, or warn me not to be offended. I wasn´t asexual or offended by sex, just naive and literal....oh well....sigh


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25 Dec 2008, 8:59 am

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it is xmas morning already oOoOanaOoOoOo.. i am on the computer. my son has been palying his new pokemoin ds game and is now watching spongebob, and his dad is back to sleep in his own bedroom. where i live is great. small country town not far from byron bay - which is very altenrative and touristie - hippie trippie centre of OZ in the seventies. now commercialised but lots of weirdo's.
it is hot and sunny already and we shall splash in the pool today. water is good for us aspies. You are invited for a virtual swim today!!

:flower: :shaking: :farao: :jocolor: :joker: :sunny: :rendeer: :king: :santa: :santa: :queen: :compress: :hail: :eew: :flower: :cyclopsani:


Wow, that sounds like a nice Christmas, as well as a great town! I live and Germany, so here Christmas is actually celebrated the evening of the 24th. I´m American, but- "when in Rome..." haha. Yes, I had a dinner at my place, 2 friends came over...I cooked most of the time!- (I like to cook, and I also enjoy setting things up, decorating the apartment, etc). After, we also watched a lot of dvds...it was fun. Christmas day here is a time when I RELAX, go on the computer, etc.

I wish you, Millie- as well as everyone else- a Merry Christmas!! :rendeer:
Or, as I like to think of it, good cheer in the midwinter celebrations (for those of us where it is midwinter), enjoy the Winter Solstice time!


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26 Dec 2008, 2:56 pm

i get told i look miserable all the time, or to cheer up...when in fact im happy!