5 thoughts on “Yes, Autistic People Do Have Feelings

  • September 8, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    This is me in a nutshell. It is so hard to be treated as sub-human ALL the time. Why can’t people just be nice? I do not mean to be so horrible that people actively shun me but cant figure out how to at least get indifference. Life is just frustrating.

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    • September 8, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      How old are you though? Most autistic adults I know have been able to make a few friends, nerdy or not, based on shared interests. I know we can’t resonate with as many people as we want to. But I have enough trusted friends around me who like me for my honesty and loyalty. I don’t have to hide who I am. Chin up. If you’re a good listener and a patient person you’re bound to find some kindred spirits around.

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  • October 11, 2016 at 9:14 am

    The Sisyphus point pretty much nails it. At day’s end I frequently find myself checking back on how I did today. Frequently I’m reminded by an angry confrontation by my wife -“YOU WERE SO RUDE LAST NIGHT!!!”.
    I’m better than I was when I was really young. But the struggle doesn’t end.

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  • May 1, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    This made me tear up. I’m nineteen years old, a senior in college (“too smart for my own good”), and this feels like my life. When I was younger I thought maybe I just intimidated people by making them feel dumb. I thought being at college would make things better. It’s a little better, but mostly things haven’t really changed. I’m still lonely and feel friendless despite being apparently well regarded – that weird nice friend who’s always happy to help out but never called up.

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    • May 1, 2017 at 8:12 pm

      Hey, Lauren! Thanks for stopping by! You must be smart. When I was nineteen I was a freshman.

      It’s hard being different. But if you look hard enough I think you’ll find plenty of weird nice friends to keep you company! :p Have you tried your school’s anime club? I never liked anime much but I remember that being a good place for us oddballs to make friends.

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