On the other hand, I think cats have Asperger’s. Like me, they’re very smart. And like me, sometimes they simply need to be left alone.
Stupid English.””English isn’t stupid,” I say.”Well, my English teacher is.” He makes a face. “Mr. Franklin assigned an essay about our favorite subject, and I wanted to write about lunch, but he won’t let me.””Why...
Go to the edge of the cliff and jump off. Build your wings on the way down.–Ray Bradbury
When the anger is intense, the person with Asperger’s syndrome may be in a ‘blind rage’ and unable to see the signals indicating that it would be appropriate to stop. Feelings of anger can also...
I love introverts. They don’t waste words. Excessive extroverts can be very wasteful. I don’t trust them in any kind of intricate or delicate matter.
—Alexei Maxim Russell
All people, whether Aspie or neuro-typical are predisposed by their society to make guesses, jump to conclusions and then seek to defend those conclusions, regardless of logic or changing circumstance. This is sloppy, illogical thinking...
If you don’t know how to deal with emotion, other people’s feelings can hit you like a drug.
Far too many people on the spectrum spend most of their days with people who carry around memories of, and are often too overwhelmed by incidents of, prior misinterpretation. This is no fun. In travel...
—Michael John Carley
Traveling in other countries is especially fun because others often attribute your differences to the less-stigmatizing idea that you’re like this only because you’re a foreigner.
I don’t understand why people never say what they mean. It’s like the immigrants who come to a country and learn the language but are completely baffled by idioms. (Seriously, how could anyone who isn’t...
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