Archive for December, 2010

your dreams will be reduced down to breathing, and you will be grateful

The thing about not-being-a-person is: They will say those people and the price of being a person is to nod and agree that yes, those people aren’t people at all. They will have no idea who they are talking to. You yourself will start to forget, too. They will say a million small things that sow the seeds for violence done against you, and you will smile and let them. You will do math, constantly. How much do I want to be a person today? How much do I want this project to succeed? How much honesty can I afford? How much dishonesty will kill me? What is the cost of coming out? Is there a way to delay, soften, transmute? How long can I survive as half a person? Ever since the world ended ... I don't go out as much. People that I once befriended, just don't bother to stay in touch. Things that used to seem so splendid, don't really matter today. It's just as well the world ended -- it wasn't working anyway. Your dreams will be reduced down to breathing. [Read More]

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Imagine a World Where Aspergers Was the Norm

Imagine a world where Aspergers was the norm, and non-autistics or neurotypicals were the minority. Let's try it:  Those who feel the need to constantly be with a variety of friends are considered f...[Read More]

on 12/3/10 | 1 Comment | Read More

The False Choice of Participation

In any given society, among the greatest of crimes and taboos is simply non-participation in the group’s sanctioned practices and customs.  This is a reality to which the extrovert remains obliviou...[Read More]

on 12/2/10 | No Comments | Read More

Changing Myths

As I've often noted, humans are a storytelling species.  We grow and evolve as a society by developing new cultural narratives to explain our surroundings and the events of our lives.  As we gain mo...[Read More]

on 12/1/10 | 2 Comments | Read More

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