Time to get downvotes....I have family "on the spectrum" and as they've grown up they've struggled at times, but ultimately has made great strides of improvement to live like anyone else....that being said, this for me is just like depression. Everyone who is just a little weirder or has social anxiety or can't communicate well is "on the spectrum". Some people self-diagnose this and even more have some doctor label them with this issue when it has no real bearing on the quality of their life or their ability TO live. I just want people to stop blaming everything on something. Nobody has ownership of themselves anymore it seems. If you have some story and you think it applies to counter my feeling here then by all means share it because with this "spectrum" bs, self-diagnosing mental issues, and new age anti-humor normalizing serious issues becoming more and more popular it's only a matter of time before people start getting away with serious things due to the lack of accountability.
@Devils Conscious, smh
@Devils Conscious, its only an issue if you make it an issue. As for people who lack accountability, its their problem. If they hold themselves back based on the fact that they -think- their autistic is just stupidity
@Devils Conscious, back in the 90s it was ADD OR ADHD
@Devils Conscious, most people on the spectrum love that it's becoming more out in the open. It makes it less taboo to have mental issues, and spreads a better understanding of the difficulties a person with mental issues faces. That they're able to still live a normal life, all while dealing with mental health problems makes them stronger in my eyes. Yes, people are always going to take advantage of anything that can put blame elsewhere but themselves, but the majority of people don't self-diagnose and don't use their illness as an affront to accountability. I'm on the spectrum, and I know my mind works a little different. I also try not to use it as an excuse for my actions, even though sometimes, it definitely affects my ability to operate normally. It's no excuse, it's straight up facts, and you'd be wise to understand the difference.
@Devils Conscious, I was just thinking about this the other day. I was thinking about how a lot of famous historical figures had “something wrong” with them by today’s standards, either mentally or physically. I think that it doesn’t matter what you have, you should strive to overcome it or even use it to your advantage, while not spending your whole life focused on it and how it’s holding you back. That’s not to say certain people shouldn’t seek out help or medication if it’s needed, just that we are who we are and as long as we can overcome our challenges, big or small, that’s all that matters. I don’t even know if this even makes sense, it’s harder to put into words than I thought it would be, but it’s just my two cents anyway.
@Devils Conscious, as someone with high functioning aspergers I can tell you the spectrum is a broad term when most people think autism they think of the people who can communicate as well as a Sea sponge we call that the lowest end of the spectrum I on the other hand have had trouble trying to talk with people in the past but I got therapy and it helped but beyond that it has given me a tremendous amount of apathy making me an enormous jerk, I don’t tend to have strong emotions and when I do they don’t last more than a few hours at most, I don’t have much of a filter from brain to mouth only in recent years have I been able to not vocalize almost everything I think nor the conscious control over the volume of my voice I am terrible at trying to mutter under my breath, and despite the fact that I can communicate well I just don’t talk to people conversation bores me immensely but despite this I have a job, graduated high school, and am working on getting into college
@eleven, it’s not debilitating but it can be a struggle at times I had it easy the lower end of the spectrum has it much harder than I ever have
But the debates are about vaccines that cause autism. Not the other way around
@pussydestroyerxoxo , That's the joke
@pussydestroyerxoxo , joke
@theduuuude, push it harder
It induces the host to spread it like cordyceps or trematodes