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Originally posted by Sinter Klaas
Thanks good and informative.
I was pointed to Asperger just recently. I learned that some even say it is a gift.
Giving some savant like talents.
Even if it doesn't really take a look at yourself and then imagine someone with a normal defect like hate, anger or envy to the max. Would you trade ?
I really don't want to offend anyone and I do realize it must be, for some, terrible to have it, But would you feel the same if the people around you knew it and treated you normal, instead of maybe bullying or something.
So, if you consider this, people would act normal to you and you are given the respect everyone is supposed to get and give. Would Asperger make you so different from me.
Ask this to one of those Aspergia dwellers.
I was interested after someone told me it existed and I found in it a lot of trades common to aperger in myself. I do not have it but I don't think that I would be bothered having it.
The whole deal is IMO that "the outside world" treads them different. If this didn't happen... POOF... There goes Aspergia.
Have I explained myself clearly ? Cause I often fail to be clear.
[edit on 6/28/2010 by Sinter Klaas]
Originally posted by SpectreDC
I'll be honest with you.
I think it might be a giant hoax site made by people to make a joke of asspies (sorry, can't resist).
Reason being, you have two kinds of people with Asperger's; people with diagnosed Asperger's from a credible source, and people who read about Asperger's and as an attempt to justify and legitimize their failure in social settings, diagnose themselves.
The latter of those kinds of asspies are a hoot to mess with, I'll tell you what.
And honestly, this sounds so convoluted that I think it's set up to troll people. Call it my troll intuition. It's never failed me before and it's finally crafted.
Another possibility, if this isn't a troll...well it's some messed up people with Asperger's going insane online. Trust me, EVERY IMAGINABLE DEMOGRAPHIC has some nitwit making their demographic look bat# insane. This is going from fans of a specific sports team, to people with a certain sexual fetish, to well...asspies.
But either way, I think it is safe to say that you don't need to think too much about these sites. It's either a trap to troll people or it's the creation of people with more problems than just having Asperger's. Which really isn't a problem to begin with anyways.
Originally posted by Rockerchic4God
Very interesting thread! My stepson has Aspergers - I raised him since age 9 (he's 19 now) I did the best I could, even being a mental health professional I have to admit Cody often had me just stumped! It was like trying to relate with an alien. Although not a behavior problem, his obsessing, rigid thinking and rituals were very hard to live with. I have a much easier time dealing with schizophrenics and bipolars at my job!
I could very easily see Cody getting sucked into this type of cult-like thinking, whether it's phony or not. He doesn't live with us anymore but I sure hope he doesn't run across those sites.
Originally posted by bluemirage5
reply to post by CX
Aspies do not lack empathy at all, they just don't show ot as openly as others. Sorry, just had to throw that in.