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I was good at soccer when I was younger, I wasn't good with team mates. Hockey wasn't a good thing as well. Lost interest in scouts and boxing, over some years. That is basically the summary of all my organized sports.
I never did lose interest with my bike. I started Mountain biking in grade seven and stuck with it until this day. I started to ski nearly around the same time I was getting serious with biking, and still ski to this day.
These days, biking and skiing are pretty much what I live for. So much of my future plans are based around them, you can definitely say my life revolves around the snow and trails. It is a obsession.
Did you guys play sports when you were kids, and do you still enjoy one or two to this day?
Does anyone else enjoy screaming for fun? I really like to just let loose and yell at the top of my lungs. It is both exciting and helps me exert excess energy.
However, I was told recently by someone who cares about me that screaming for fun is unacceptable and I should definitely not be doing it around my kids. Has anyone else been told a harmless activity they do is wrong? What is so bad about yelling in my own home? I’m not angry or directing it at anyone. I’m just letting out some noise.
I find this interesting, but I'm not sure it applies to me. Completely. I certainly prefer to plan and be informed.
They say you should live in the present, and “they” form a chorus of voices that is growing in number by the second. Everywhere you turn these days, the message is loud and clear: life is better when you live in the moment.
I get it; I really do. I know that when I hit that flow state, regardless of what I’m immersed in, time passes in a heartbeat and I tend to really enjoy myself.
It’s just that I would prefer it if I could plan those moments of flow some time in advance. I want—no I need—to prepare myself for the event of letting go. I need to be mentally ready so that I may jump into the river and let the current take me.
If I’m not prepared, that river turns out to be less of a serene, meandering brook, and more a surge of cascading torrents that pummel my senses until I’m half-drowned and ready to give up.
This is why I, the introvert, despise spontaneity...
(Not written by me. Please click the source link at the bottom of the page to see the tweets in response to Judith Newman's statement)
People on the autism spectrum are boycotting “To Siri With Love: A Mother, Her Autistic Son, and the Kindness of Machines,” a book written in 2016 by Judith Newman, a mother whose son is on the autism spectrum. In her book, Newman says she wants medical power of attorney when her son, who is currently 16, turns 18 so she can get him a vasectomy.
(See the post here: Instagram post by Jorge Silva • Nov 29, 2017 at 8:31pm UTC)
The boycott was started on Thursday by Amythest Schaber, an autistic person who makes Youtube videos and was described in Newman’s book as a “manic pixie dream girl” without consent. The Mighty reached out to Schaber, who declined to comment.
People in the autism community have rallied around Shaber in support of the boycott, criticizing Newman’s views and portrayal of autistic people.
Others have added negative reviews on...
So, today about finding a romantic interest or rather - about how not to find it.
What I'm asking for is how to be friendly, to males especially, while not invoking their sexual interest, or simpler - how to be nice, look neat but without any sexual appeal at all. It was easier when I was younger - I would just glare and scowl at them and it easily put them off. However, it wouldn't bring me any friends, now would it? And I do want to be rather friendly with people, at least at work. What is the problem is that, sooner or later, almost all males in the department want to have a sexual intercourse with me or, at times, a full-time relationship which I am not interested in at all. Friendly outings and talking is fine but I do not seek anything that they want to get from me. Since I neither want nor can deliver what they expect, I end up hurting a lot of people.
I don't like it.
It also makes me anxious. As of now, all of the males I know from work have some kind of...
I have autism and very bad social anxiety.
I live with my best friend in a 2 bedroom flat, we moved in a few months ago and things are going AWFULLY!! I have lived with other people before by the way, last year I successfully shared a 2 bed flat, but this is completely different.
The flatmate has a new boyfriend and he is staying over ALL THE TIME!!!!!
First of all, I feel really really uncomfortable in his presence, he is a stranger to me and he is a very loud, "laddy" type, into body building and is a bouncer at a club, he makes frequent mysogonistic comments, which makes me very uncomfortable.
He stays over 3-4 times a week, and they are both quite loud, always laughing their heads off which somehow makes me feel very anxious and uncomfortable. They are especially loud once they have gone to bed....if you see what I mean.
The WORST part is that my flatmate goes to work early in the morning and she leaves the boyfriend in the flat, so I am left alone with him. He...
I used to be on a forum for people who collected My Little Pony (before the whole "Brony" thing). Everything on the main forum was okay, but someone informed me that there was another subform where people would bully each other. Turns out someone had started an over 25-page thread about me and how I annoyed them. Ponyland's Catfights • View topic - Dear KalahariMeerkat,
I really wish people would tell me to my "face" what specifically it is I do to annoy them. Instead of going behind my back and telling other people about how much I annoy them. This is from at least five years ago so none of them probably remember it and I don't even know if that forum is active anymore. Anyhow, is cyberbullying common for autistic people? I got bullied on Wrong Planet once (probably by one of the goons from that place) over something hypothetical. I can't really remember what it was about. It didn't help that just like the bullying that occurred in real life, my mom basically told me it was my...
I just moved into a new house a couple months ago that is carpeted and I'm having a hard time getting comfortable with it. It disturbs me so much that it is affecting the rest of my life. I've been neglecting household chores and my house is now a complete unorganized mess. I just don't want to deal with looking and stepping on the carpet. I'd rather just stay in my bed all day and avoid the carpet. I feel so much anxiety when I have to walk on it and look at it. It's ruining all motivation I've had to get anything done. I can't stop thinking about how much I despise this carpet!!!! The person I live with works all day, so it is my responsibility to keep the house clean, but I can't. I feel like a useless idiot for letting this get to me. As soon as I get money I'm going to buy something to cover it up. Can anyone relate to my problem?
The good news is recently I just got approved for medicaid, so I should be able to see my psychiatrist soon. I just Have to go through all the...
how do you handle humiliations esp when you unintentionally hurt somebody?
I think many of us are socially challenged & I was out recently with 2 new friends I had met thru Match. We weren’t romantically involved but knew we could be good friends. I really liked them & I could tell we had a good dynamic.
But then we were all out during a Meet up event - that is, 10+ people, & someone asked me how we all met. I then said honestly that one of the women had a crush on me but I didn’t feel the same.
She then got pissed off & abruntly left. My other friend said to me that I was wrong to say that & that we were drama queens. She then basically told me I was a AH.
End result is that I tried so hard to make amends the next day. The one woman who left said I had embarrassed her & she wanted nothing to do with me. The other woman said the same thing about both of us saying we were both crazy & she didn’t want to deal with it.
So I basically lost 2 friends. This was done during a Meet Up...
Asked my suspected Aspie friend what makes him feel loved and his response was "no idea."
Later he said he thinks for him it's feeling comfortable (with someone I guess). Can any of you on the spectrum help me to figure out some ways to help him feel loved? I have told I do love him and specifically, what I love about him, tried to be helpful by giving him what he needed and asked for and just generally sharing feelings and activities with him as far as permitted by a long distance relationship. But somehow I don't think he really can feel the depth of my caring and this saddens me.
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