An excellent explanation of what it means to think logically, and getting stuck with unclear communication.
“First, we are not stupid. We also are not trying to be difficult when we say we don’t understand you. ”
Say what you mean, and mean what you say… It’s pretty simple, really. And bonus! It works for everybody. Thanks Robert.
Throughout this post, I will refer to people with Asperger’s as “Aspies.” This is not considered a derogatory term; it’s simply how we refer to ourselves.
First, we are not stupid. We also are not trying to be difficult when we say we don’t understand you. We don’t have a disease, and the vast majority of us would refuse a “cure,” if one were discovered, for such a development would be seen by many of us, myself included, as an attempt to commit genocide. Like other groups of people, we want to stay alive, as individuals, and as a culture.
We are, however, different from most people. Our brains are hard-wired in ways that are not typical, with the result that we do not think in the same manner as others. These differences give us certain advantages which we value, but the trade-off comes in the form of problems involving…
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