In the shoes of an AspieIn the Shoes of an AspieIn the shoes of an Aspie2 years ago in Emotional More Like This
Note: This is my experiences and thoughts on what it is like to be an Aspie. I understand others have their own experiences and opinions and I respect them for that. The reason I wrote this was a hope that those who read this gain some understanding as to how people with Asperger's live their lives. However each person is unique so their behaviour and way of life may be different to mine.
I wake to the sound of my alarm going off. I groan Ugh not again... I grope for my mobile and switch it off; the alarm is rather noisy. Here I go again; having to put on that masquerade; going undercover yet again. If only people would just understand what it is like to live the way I and many others like me have to live each and every day ..
Just imagine yourself living in a world where you see and deal with everything differently. Put yourself in the shoes of an Aspie; a person with Asperger's Syndrome. It's a high-functioning form of Autism. It's hard to
The Babies in the RiverThe citizens of a small town were having picnic beside a river, when someone noticed that a baby was floating by. The baby was sputtering, barely able to keep its head above water, and at once someone jumped into the river to save the child. But while he was busy saving the first baby, more and more children appeared in the water, floating down past the town's people from some distant point upstream.The Babies in the River3 years ago in Flash Fiction & Vignettes More Like This
Now, the town's people were kind-hearted and generous men and women, and not the sort to hesitate to help someone in need. Therefore, they all waded into the river to pull the children from the water, but the drowning babies just kept coming, and as hard as they tried the town's people couldn't save them all. Night began to fall, making it even harder to rescue so many babies, and more and more of them floated by unsaved or sank under the darkening waters.
Finally, one of the town's people crawled out of the water. And he said, "This isn't working. I'm going to go upstream, and I'm going t
Asperger'sAsperger's, Autism, High-functioning Autism, or anything elseAsperger's3 years ago in Free Verse More Like This
It isn't easy to deal with
Not a disease, you don't catch it
Just a condition people hardly understand
There is no basic definition, but includes
From my experience?
Regretting what I did
Withdrawn from the world
What a freak
Do something else for a change
She keeps to herself
Do you ever talk?
You should try to make friends
Why are you so clumsy?
You feel lonely
Desperate to make friends
Yet you're knocked down
Make one mistake
You're a freak
And you start to think
What's the point?
Why Free Market Capitalism FailsIn this essay, I expose the flaws in the two mechanisms that are supposed to power the free market: Adam Smith's invisible hand and trickle down economics. The notion of the invisible hand holds that in a free marketplace, the buyer's self-interest will tend to drive the price down, while the seller's self-interest will tend to drive the price up, so that both parties' self-interest will naturally cause the price to settle on an amount that both find reasonable. Trickle-down economics maintains that the rich are the ones who start and expand businesses and hire employees, so the laws should favor them increasing their wealth as much as possible so they can hire more people, thus growing the economy.Why Free Market Capitalism Fails3 years ago in Philosophical More Like This
These concepts look good on paper, but the best way to evaluate any idea is to see how it works in practice. Let's start by analyzing nationa
Living With AspergersI was diagnosed with AspergersLiving With Aspergers2 years ago in Songs & Lyrics More Like This
"Hey that is not an excuse!"
Hey man I hate to say it
but Aspies can drive you crazy
Want to tear your hair out
and pound your head against the wall
But I am here to say
You know nothing about me at all.
You say I am rude, stubborn, and naive
and that is G rated terms you said about me.
But I tell you you got it all opposite.
The people closest to me describe me friendly and passionate
and not to mention intelligent.
I might not stand out and be invisible to most
but those blind people don't matter
all they say is "She's retarded" "and a loser"
and assume i wanna start an arguement
but when the yelling and the accusations start i can't stand it.
All I can do is pray for help,
I don't dare say anything.
So before you get into an arguement
you will stop to think about the other person,