You’re a very intelligent & wise woman! I love that! If I knew you in person I would love to be your friend and absolutely love being your bloggy friend. Thank you for sharing your experiences. It’s very unfortunate that people often aren’t more understanding and accepting and don’t even try to be. That’s the real problem, not Autism, disabilities, differences…themselves, it’s the way people respond to people when they don’t understand something about them. If we would all act in compassion and love and reach out to embrace each other no matter what our differences are, the world would be a much better place. You have great intentions and often work hard to be as great as you can. That’s really all that matters and if people don’t understand or appreciate that, it’s really their problem and not yours even if it’s painful for you to experience their coldness. There’s always people in the world who will understand. ❤ This is a very inspiring post, thank you!!
Most of the time I don’t think about the fact that I have Aspergers. It just is, like being a woman just is. You don’t think about it unless there is a reason to, such as walking into a bathroom. You remember your gender when you see the signs indicating a separation, and you go into the bathroom that corresponds to your gender.
There are signs of separation for socializing too. They may not be as obvious as other signs, but they tell us where to go in social situations. They tell us how to respond to jokes and sarcasm. Sometimes though, for someone with autism, these signs of separation are misunderstood. It’s like accidentally going into the wrong bathroom. You don’t realize you don’t belong until you see the looks on people’s faces or the indications that you made a mistake.
Navigating the social world is hard. I carefully…
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