posted on Jul, 21 2012 @ 07:06 PM
Autism, it seems, is a catch-all, a scapegoat for many people and doctors. You get diagnosed with it, because you prioritize differently, learn
differently, and act differently.
I've been called autistic many times, and at times I feel as if I am. Everyday, actually. I've never had the urge to go to a doctor to be
"tested", simply because I do not care. Knowing if I am won't change anything in my life.
I still learn daily, due to my being a "lone-wolf". I read quite a bit, currently "Beyond Reason" - A.K. Dewdney.
I believe that autistic people have a brain "problem" that simply does not function as a normal persons. Perhaps they use more or less of their
brain to process information that is needed for everyday use. Maybe they learn early on that personal communication with others is not necessarily
needed to survive, (Which it's not). Communication to me, is used for spreading information and gathering information. And that's what I use it as.
What I don't use it for, is for self-gratification. I don't need people to tell me what's wrong and what's right in my life. While useful, I for
the most part already know most things they will tell me. I think about those things a lot, which gets me in "trouble" with my friends. At big
outings, such as a bar, I just feel out of place. And I'll be with a group and they'll switch the conversation to what they think my flaws are, and
I just leave.
Rambling now, but my point is that autistic people seem to have different lives because it's not the normal. It's not the gov't defined "normal".
It's not the normal that you see when you interact with "normal" people. They seem to care about expanding their own life and knowledge, rather
than experiencing certain things. But I, I like to experience things. Even with others, though I don't feel the need to actively talk about the
It seems like the brain makes connections based on ones self, in regard to other people. They/we seem to focus more on the science and math side of
life rather than going out and "making something of yourself".
Which is more vital? The guy who uses his life to study science, physics, math and logic and comes to a conclusion and makes new physics laws or
creates new inventions that really advance the race, or the guy who everyone knows and likes and can throw good parties?
It's more like we are worried about the future of all as opposed to worrying about the now with a few people.