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...seem to define your personality, your life, what you've been going through lately, etc.? Except not all of those at once, unless there is one song that you feel defines all of those things at the same time. Or two songs, or a hundred songs if you want. No judging here.
Music is practically my life.
If I'm writing, if I'm sitting/lying around doing something on my tablet, if I'm eating or drinking, if I'm sleeping, then you better believe I'll be listening to music while I'm doing it. Even when I'm not listening to music, I'm listening to music. While checking up on AC for any alerts and proceeding to skim through threads by other people, you guessed it, I was listening to music. And, while doing so, I was reading a thread (this one) and a song simultaneously came onto the radio. It seemed to accurately reflect how I felt while reading that post.
The song was called The Walk by Sawyer Brown, because I'd been in the same boat she was in once upon a time, but I eventually...
I suppose your first question if you're bothering to read this, is why is one of "these" people joining your forum.
Well, it's anonymous, I don't have to "out", myself and I have some questions to ask Apsberger's people, and perhaps we can both get something out of this situation.
I'm happy to answer your questions, in exchange for hopefully getting some answers back.
To tell you a bit about myself, when I was younger I was different to other children. I had an ability to be able to read people even as a child, figure out what their deal is. I could walk into a room and within a short period of time figure out who had screwed who (at that age I only used the word "kissed"), and figure out who wanted to. I used to test adults, watch them and often they'd feel uncomfortable, due to my "piercing stare". I looked like that evil McCauly Caulkin in that movie (forget it's name now), with the evil brother.
I would look for weak spots in adults, figure them out then test and see...
I mentioned in my introduction thread that my dad passed away six months ago and my mum is in a new relationship.
I am having a lot of trouble with this relationship and this guy in particular. First of all I think it is a bit odd that he willingly jumped into a relationship with my mum knowing that her former husband had recently died. He says really negative things about my dad and even makes some rather dark jokes about the situation, which I do not like. My mum never reprimands him for making these type of jokes.
He is clearly obsessed and infatuated with my mum. Is a bit creepy tbh. He talks to her nonstop and gets very sad when she has to do other stuff without him. He will send her constant messages when she is not with him. I tried at first to give him the benefit of the doubt because they seem to really be in love. But he bothers me quite a lot.
This guy is trying really hard to make friends with me. However another thing that bothers me is that he thinks everything I...
Has anyone seen this yet?:
Are autistic people at a greater risk of being radicalised? Those with the condition could be more likely to become 'lone wolf' terrorists
People with Autism Spectrum Disorder may be vulnerable to ISIS propaganda
Autistic people are more isolated and lonely and so may be easier to target
Their obsessive and compulsive tendencies could also put them at a higher risk
Findings suggest people involved with terrorism should be evaluated for ASD
By Clare Allely For The Conversation
PUBLISHED: 17:05, 23 June 2017 | UPDATED: 17:05, 23 June 2017
Read more: Autistic people could be at risk of being radicalised | Daily Mail Online
It seems there is no end to the negative projections onto ASD individuals. I would have thought that, with their independent thinking and general lack of susceptibility to mass movements, advertising, marketing and propaganda, ASD individuals would be the very last in society to be...
Having trouble sleeping tonight, I'm thinking a lot about things of my life. One topic came to my mind was will I ever meet someone will delivery on the things they say?
I understand people are not perfect and there will be times people can't deliver the things they say. However, what I'm looking for is someone that will deliver the things they say majority of the time. For being alive for almost 35 years and everyone I meet in my life so far, I find this is a super rare thing for me.
The biggest thing I learned based on the type of life I had, many people just say things to me hoping to make me feel better, but they truly never meet the things they say to me. I have also learned, majority of these people it very easy for them to move on.
So based on most of these people I have meet, I have different values than them since I'm a person that delivers the things I say most of the time.
I have reached to a point that what I'm asking for might be completely impossible....
I am not sure what to do.
I was told on this forum that you cannot change person with aspergers.
But there is this problem that she lack any social skills for example she would force me to play hide and seek while walking down the street which I dislike and often she would not shower.
She refuses to have any conversation with me (via text and IRL), but at the same time she tells me that she loves me (sometimes via text). She doesn't have any idea how to behave around me, she would often play hide and seek (I would talk to her, and then suddenly she would just runaway and hide). This is so depressive especially that she doesn't say a word the whole time.
What I am trying to say is whether there is nothing to be done?
As an individual who's dealt with Asperger's for the past 12 years, I've struggled so much with making and finding friends my own age. I don't talk to much to anyone my age outside of work or school. My biggest struggle of all, which has essentially fueled the fire, is the loss of someone that mattered a lot to me. By loss, I don't mean death. But I mean that I've lost this person's prevalence in my life. It had everything to do with me, or I at least believe it had to do with me.
We met during an after-school function and had a class together the following school year. I grew to have such an endearing connection with her throughout this class we had together. We were in a class that assisted special needs kids that participated in our school's Best Buddies chapter. In that class, I felt so happy when I would chat with her, and especially the time we spent together as we helped a particular individual in the class. Throughout that period of time, I called her twice; and...
So I kind of feel like I'm being picked on/bullied at work by one particular person. I have worked for the last year in a law firm as a clerk and am pretty good at my job and get along with all my co-workers. This older guy (40ish) paralegal has been there almost as long and mostly I haven't had a problem with him he's very odd, clearly isn't playing with a full deck. He tends to say very inappropriate stuff but nobody at work seems bothered by it maybe they just put it down to him being "eccentric". He's very unusual. He has spent days in his office and not talked to anyone yet other days seems manically happy and not in control of himself. He has been seen on numerous occasions in the past zonked out in his office, and seems to be on some pretty heavy meds. He's just very odd. He walks around constantly taking this partial dental plate in and out of his mouth to talk, with his bare hands (which he doesn't wash). Nobody seems phased by him. I wasn't either, until the last week or...
Don't know why I'm thinking about this today but their has been told a few times i'm a waste of NHS, Government and education money. Has anyone else ever been told this. Ive been told it's waste by many grownups that the council pays my taxi to school and now collage. My Grants friend said I should not receive anti epilepsy meds because they cost the NHS to much. Even though I know these things are needed these people still make me feel guilty.
I was wondering if anyone experienced taste changes like I do. Let me explain,
Often, I find food tastes different. Like, I love marble cheese, but sometimes when I eat it, it tastes sour or buttery. I cannot eat it then. Blueberries will sometimes taste dusty or mouldy, peaches taste like butter, etc.
No one else can taste this, and when they try the food, it tastes fine to them. I need food to be a certain way to eat it so when it tastes off like that, I can't eat it. I was wondering if anyone else had this problem?
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