posted on Aug, 19 2012 @ 03:48 PM
I check most of the boxes for Aspergers but have not been diagnosed. I have difficulty in viewing it as an ailment or even a syndrome.Aspies that I
have met have always struck me as people who operate on a purer form of logic than "ordinary" counterparts.
Most people's logic is handed down and adjusted to work on top off all the illogical things we do or have done as a society.We try to establish a
logical foothold in a myre of folly.I, and I suspect most Aspies, develop a form of logic that attempts to eliminate or disregard many of society's
For example I do not understand the celebration of birthdays.To me it is like throwing a party every time your truck does another 10k miles.Even the
sending of cards and utterance of "happy birthday" completely baffle me.
Likewise flashy clothes and dressing up and accessorising.I only wear what is practical and my brother helps me pick practical stuff that won't make
me look like a weirdo.
For me these are potholes in life's road, that I must avoid as I can base nothing concrete on them or derive any truth from them.
This is why, I believe, that Aspies tend to develop numeric obsessions or preoccupation with serials and patterns. I think the tendency is to latch
onto something that is logical, at least within it's own context. Granted, to the casual observer, a person who habitually records license plates or
whatever, can seem eccentric and illogical, but within the confines of the subject there is logic and moreover, one that is simple and
For me it was the sport of rugby.I became obsessed by the age of 4 from watching it on TV. For some reason it made sense to me like nothing else
could. None of my family or friends were into it.It became a domain where as a player I could interact with people very different from me in a
codified logical theatre and as a spectator I learned how to be amongst a crowd. I will say however that I did recoil quite a bit from some of the
"social" antics that go on after a game.On the whole the obsession proved beneficial as it made me more socially savvy even if much of my social
confidence to this day is a facade.It also emboldened me to stand up to bullies.
I could have just as easily fallen for trainspotting and spent my entire life getting bullied and sneered at and unfortunately a lot of kids like me
find joy in a hobby or sport that is bizzarre and often exclusive to them or people entirely similar to them.While it gives them security it does
nothing to help them understand the messed up world around them.
My worry with the perception of Aspergers as a syndrome is that it could serve to stigmatise further a group of people who I feel are simply
different, and for the better.I wonder what the world might be like if everyone had Aspergers. It might just be a nicer place,
Also, Aspergers may become the shelter for people trying to mask serious psyhchological disorders. It is illegal to label anyone under the age of 18 a
psychopath. i wonder how many young psychopaths are getting rubber stamped for Aspergers and sent on their way when they need to be closely
Perhaps "ordinary" people, ie the majority need to broaden their minds to the fact that others can have an entirely perception of life without
needing to be branded with a label that suggests inferiority. There is little ability and/or will amongst the ordinary people to at least try and meet
at the halfway mark.Aspies try to fathom your ways and want to just fit in and not always feel like spare wheel. They have to, in order to survive.
But the concensus don't have to make such an effort. much easier to just call them a retard and find someone normal
In a world gone mad,the sane will be a minority. Aspies might just be the sane ones.