• Welcome to Autism Forums, a friendly forum to discuss Aspergers Syndrome, Autism, High Functioning Autism and related conditions.

    Your voice is missing! You will need to register to get access to the following site features:
    • Reply to discussions and create your own threads.
    • Our modern chat room. No add-ons or extensions required, just login and start chatting!
    • Private Member only forums for more serious discussions that you may wish to not have guests or search engines access to.
    • Your very own blog. Write about anything you like on your own individual blog.

    We hope to see you as a part of our community soon! Please also check us out @ https://www.twitter.com/aspiescentral

Blog entries by Geordie

Geordie
1 min read
Views
1K
Personal
We do have the potentials to make better best use of talents to build up our society together. We want to expand our societal potentials, don't we? We want to have more friends and more wisdom in our lives, isn't it? We want to exert our wills independently without prejudice to the furthest...
Geordie
1 min read
Views
1K
Comments
1
General
I hope to write the tale of a person growing up with autism, living in a rich family, without mentioning the word 'autism'. Oh, and somehow hitting 50,000 words. Here it goes, I will probably edit it come December. All stories are real based on experiences with people with autism...
Geordie
3 min read
Views
2K
Comments
2
General
I always remind myself, 'ten times measure, one time cut (Judge Judy). Every major decision is an important one. In particular, in my case, there is only one direction life goes - forward. Time never goes backward, so we had much experience with time, that we try to learn from. In particular...
Geordie
2 min read
Views
1K
General
Dear friends, It had been a great first month for me in our big family. I am very happy you invited me to lunch sessions. I like all of you friends! You allow me, a greenhorn, to add on the business know-how and daily updates of the world in general. I am also really excited with the...
Geordie
4 min read
Views
3K
Comments
9
General
Look at our diagnosis, and look at the hyper-social world we live in today, even when we have skills and professional accreditation etc, we just cannot fit in. Could it be that the few of us who are diagnosed with some form of autism cannot cope with the present social needs of the world...
Geordie
1 min read
Views
939
General
I may not be online, as I have to deal with lots of papers and exams in the upcoming months. Lots of hugs. I just have some quick thoughts: 1. Maslow is just another theorists. I couldn't care less about him, seriously. 2. If I attain my goal, at least, I have some social capital to...
Geordie
2 min read
Views
1K
Comments
2
General
Since this thread has lots of things to talk about, let's dissect 'money' into various parts. I feel rather torn on this part. My parents wanted me to be a doctor. I think I know the formula to get into medicine school: great grades + getting clinical experience + do science research + great...
Geordie
1 min read
Views
2K
Comments
6
General
Can you name me an economy that worked well with a combination of following: - Extensive individual civil rights - Extensive welfare to all citizens of a country - Support for the disadvantaged people in a country Maybe the Scandinavian economy does work well. So why can't more...
Geordie
1 min read
Views
880
General
I confess: Sometimes when we plainly speak the truth and the other party doesn't understand, or even feel fear and scared, it's really taxing on the person speaking the truth. I feel at odds myself. One part of my mind just literally screams, to build an economy, just protect corporate...
Geordie
2 min read
Views
818
General
I think we need to be responsible fiscally to repay all government obligations. However, there are a few helpless people who are not able to contribute to society, unless society offers them support first and foremost. This is why we need to cut all unnecessary spending. Anything that looks...
Geordie
2 min read
Views
899
General
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mNrXMOSkBas I dedicate this song to Soup, Aillas and King_Oni for this blog entry. For me, I get joy if and only I have done my best for everyone in AC. Everyone is my friend because every one of us are special. And I do my best to make everyone special...
Geordie
3 min read
Views
997
General
I have two special interests that lasted for 5 years or more. One includes urban architecture, as I really like the buildings all around the world, and can explain their different styles the best I can. The other is SimCity series of games. I played SimCity 2000 and SimCity 4, and I really look...
Geordie
2 min read
Views
1K
Comments
4
General
I applied for sales positions in video games stores. Amongst them, I find one store having particularly awful hiring practices, that could affect the hiring of young males - Playcraft. It only hires females to be its sales assistants. I find this hiring practice sexist and discriminatory...
Geordie
2 min read
Views
894
General
I and my father brainstormed for a few ideas, I hope this works out. We thought of an idea of a new comprehensive printing service. We try to computerize printed materials - we enlarge the documents, scan it to a computer, and save it. We hope printing an A4 page price is less...
Geordie
1 min read
Views
893
General
I believe we have a dream that we hold dear to. A few NTs may find it unbelievable, but these dreams do keep us going, even in the darkest of times. They may seem impossible But as long as the dreams move us towards a clear direction that is positive for us And that we would be...
Geordie
2 min read
Views
1K
Comments
3
General
If we remain open to others and we build real things to build a better future, then we will keep racism, ableism and other isms at bay. It's just my view, although things are not really simple in practice, as discussed below. There are little incentives for adult PDSNs and parents of PDSNs to...
Geordie
2 min read
Views
837
Comments
2
General
I believe the three elements of building an organisation conducive to the good of the Autism Community are: Attitude, Acceptance and Achievement. First and foremost, we need to have a positive attitude being together. Both Aspies Central and Spectrumville, the best Aspie sites I ever known...
Geordie
2 min read
Views
662
General
I feel that Singapore is lagging behind its regional counterparts, like the Philippines, Indonesia and Taiwan, in terms of autism advocacy. Let alone Australia or New Zealand. Granted, a Singaporean did go to the Philippines many years ago to promote autism advocacy. But look at what happened...
Geordie
4 min read
Views
900
Controversy
I quit Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Too many of my friends use these sites and share things that I dislike. They make me unhappy. So I quit them. Turns out, I just rapidly lost my interests in a lot of things - including autism advocacy (though I still post here because I really feel...
Geordie
1 min read
Views
934
Comments
2
General
Q: Dr. Grandin, how do you deal with bullying? A: I found it easier to deal with bullying if I surround myself with people that have the same interests as I do. (Dr. Grandin) I am not sure whether this is true for our special needs community anymore. Look at the cases of the Brony, Bus...
Top Bottom