Here’s why I love having Asperger’s.

I know what you’re thinking: “What’s she on about now?” I’m tired of being told indirectly that I should feel shame for having Asperger’s-such as being mocked for my dull voice, mimicked in my knowledge, or people trying to force eye contact to make me feel uncomfortable. Because being on the autism spectrum is pretty cool. And I want to prove this in one post.

# Special interests.

Special interests… what can I say? Yes, it’s perceived as being ‘annoying’ when we can’t talk about anything else, apart from our special interest. But it allows us to specialise in whatever field, and to a greater degree than may have otherwise been possible.

# Organisation.

Organisation is something that I’m good at, but not because I want to be. (If I don’t know exactly what happens when, or when an assignment is due, I can become very anxious.) But organisation is a plus, as it leaves a lot of time and utilises it to the max. And it allows us to accomplish a lot.

# Originality. 

Can I be honest? I have always wanted to talk about more than just what is deemed ‘appropriate’ for my age group-I want to talk about Cold War history, current affairs, singers, concerts, blogging, books, etc. I never wanted to talk about just boys, hair, make up. Not that there’s anything wrong wth these topics-they’re just a bit limiting, and (in my opinion) dull. If you’re an ‘Aspie’, there’s something original in what yo wish to talk about.

Lydia

XO

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4 thoughts on “Here’s why I love having Asperger’s.

  1. rebekahgillian says:

    YES! I wrote a similar blog post a couple of months back, but you bought on some view points I hadn’t considered before. I completely agree with the originality perspective–I talk about makeup a lot (It was one of my special interests for a while, probably the most “socially/age acceptable” one I’ve had), but other than that, I can’t see the appeal in many of the things most people my age talk about. I have no interest in relationships, e.t.c. I love that you spread the message that you are not ashamed of being on the autism spectrum, too–it’s something people definitely don’t really understand about those of us who live with our disorder on a daily basis!

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  2. shaunkellett says:

    Brilliant post as always, Lydia. I love the way you take something, which some people may call a weakness, and turn it into a strength. We should all embrace what makes us unique, these things define our very being, we shouldn’t be made to feel ashamed for anything (regardless of whether we have a choice in the matter or not). Really love this post. Thank you for sharing.

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