My World and the Real World

Over the course of my 20 years as a person with Aspergers I have discovered that I do not see the world as others do. There are two different ways in which simplicity comes into play in my everyday world.

The first is the way I walk into situations. I see them in their simplest forms. If I see two people fighting with each other I think to myself, “If they dislike each other that much they should stop being friends.” It is sort of like being a five year old in an adults body. Seeing the world this way means that I do not stress about some of the things other 20 year olds do. They worry about what they eat all the time. They eat food they do not like just to be healthy, but they complain the entire time. When I see this I think to myself, “if you hate the food you’re eating, don’t eat it”. ¬†They see eating healthy as having an impact on their lives in the long run. I do not see the long term effects, I see them being unhappy in the moment.

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Asperger’s on Television

Last March I went to see the play “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time” on Broadway. It is based on the bestselling book, of the same name, by Mark Haddon. I have to say that it was one of the best plays I have ever seen. It did not stray from the source material, the cast was amazing, and they used innovative was of showing how the main character was thinking and feeling. It was one of the most accurate depictions of Asperger’s syndrome I have ever seen.

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