For a while now, I’ve felt sick and tired. Why? Because various people made me feel ashamed to be on the autism spectrum, when really, it has a lot of benefits. And, all the people I’ve met with ASD are pretty cool. I had to make a list as to why I love being on Spectrum.
- We are original in our way of thinking. Though we may have trouble conforming with our peers, that allows us to be unique.
- The people I have met who are on spectrum also largely have a very dry sense of humour; be it literal, dark, they have an ability to laugh at Life.
- The obsessional interest trait allows us to hone in on something particular, meaning that we can specialise, almost, in this subject.
- The above point according to some has an impact on potential careers.
- And back to my originality point: this also goes with the impact on future careers.
- I still think that the special interest trait gives some of us incredible abilities, seeing that some of us do incredible things.
- We have great people to look up to who are on spectrum; because, for one, they are like us, and it isn’t necessarily admiration for an artistic venture. Even just those who are suspected of being on spectrum!
- A fair few people I know who have ASD are great at the classic one liners.
- Friendships can take on a much deeper meaning.
- Not a lot is known about Aspergers Sydndrome, but we know more about it than we did a few years ago. To me, there’s just something comforting in that.
- To a certain extent, there is some help available in my country.
- I’m messy as a person: if you saw my living space, you’d probably be really shocked. But I’m good with organisation-because I need to be, otherwise I can become agitated. I manage this blog, a column, being a student, submission of articles occasionally, and more.
- People who are on the spectrum, I think, have a different way of interpreting how to be empathetic. And it can be something far more meaningful!
See you tomorrow,