This had been on my mind for a long time. Therefore by reading this title, you are sure have insight on this. When I went to a doctor at age 12, I was told I had autism. I didn't know what it was at the time. I searched for the definition and it was a social learning disability. Although my parents told me I had autism since birth, when I found out about it, I felt confused. At first, I thought it was a disease. Then again, anything with "dis-" is sure to be bad. Among the signs for autism are avoiding eye contact, speech problems, and organizing some things in a certain order. Sometimes when talking to someone, I tend to not look at that person. It may seem as if I was ignoring them, but it was not the case. Though I don't have this symptom, autism can have people not speak proper sentences or even proper words. (I could be wrong though). I often prefer organizing things in either alphabetical or numerical order. This helps anyone navigate better. Along the way, I came across other people, whether in real-life or online, who also have autism. This made me feel like I'm not the only one who has this trait. I could talk to and relate to them. Perhaps I could befriend them and keep in touch with them from time to time. The sad thing is, though, I also came across some negative comments on autism. Some say that those who have autism are idiots. This could make anyone with this trait upset. While the definition still confused me, calling autistic people idiots would even upset me as well. What is the point of insulting those with autism with looking it up? They wouldn't do so if they had it too. People can have negative viewpoints on autism. Then, I read that people with autism can prosper in life. They can succeed in academics, careers, and even relationships. This shows that despite having this disability, people can achieve anything through hard work. It would inspire anyone to be as successful as autistic people. In the end, I may not know if autism is good or bad, but I know what it is like to have it. What do you think is autism a blessing or a curse? I'm eager to hear your feedback.