Aspergers SyndromeThe mind is an interesting thing.Aspergers Syndrome6 years ago in General Non-Fiction More Like This
producing pains from social failure, cutting off the sensors in the body telling you there
is something wrong, even enabling you temporary superhuman abilities.
Yet we know so little.
It can sacrifice some abilities to enable astounding feats never seen before.
Without counting, a cup of pencils falls to the floor. The man only listens, he calls out the number
fourty six, puzzled the people around him start to collect the pencils and one stops........
she stares in awe at the man........
"Fourty six exactly"
.... he had never been there before, was not paying attention to the pencils prior to the spill.
So how did he know? There wasnt enough time for him to have counted them individually.
The sacrifice, the man was Autistic.
Another man now owns a massive company, he makes billions every year.
His name. Bill Gates, diagnosed with Aspergers Syndrome.
A minor form of Autism, also called "High functioning Autism".
It seems to impair certain social and neu
Thoughts on Tao IThoughts on Tao I7 years ago in Haiku & Eastern More Like This
To learn a little about Tao
Take what I write into your heart
To learn much about Tao
Take what I don't write into your heart
And laugh some more
We speak of baffling things as if they were simple
And simplicity baffles us
If Tao were confusing
The West would know about it
Tao is everywhere, we do not limit it
A man may live his life as a fool and know not of Tao
But today learn of it
And tomorrow teach it
Wisdom is great where there is discipline
Often greater where there is none
I took two copies of the Tao Te Ching out from the library.
I examined the first book. It was thin, a traditional translation. The translator's notes were brief. I said, "I will keep this book and learn its lessons."
I examined the second book. It was thick and contemporary, a scholarly edition. It was supplemented with several essays. I went back to the library and returned it, for I had already le