Okay, so just a little thought experiment to get you clever and creative folks discussing...
Morpheus sits you down and places a small green pill in front of you saying how it will instantly and painlessly 'cure' you of your autism, giving you the neurotypicality you would've had from birth, had things been different.
Do you take the pill?
I would be curious to know what kind of difference there was in perception if it was temporary. I am not sure a pill could change the ways of a lifetime though.
I did read that there is actually a pill that does not make you 'normal.' What it does is 'make' you temporarily psychopathic. It is supposed to be quite a buzz to have it, it removes a sense of guilt, you become super confident, super persuasive and more willing to take risks.
I wonder how many people overall would be queuing up to take something that would make them feel less like an inhibited mortal and more like a charming predator capable of evil.
Sounds like the dark Gift minus the immortality....
BTW my scores online scores for psychopathy were virtually zero and I was advised not to assume all people are good. But well, I know that alas.....
I think I must have swallowed the pill without realising it, lol, as I am not inhibited in any way, I have no guilt, I am super confident, super persuasive and I am always willing to take risks.
Like everybody else though, I still have in me the same potential of any man, to behold the darkest of the dark thoughts and intentions. I know I’m as capable as the next man of murder or any other dark thing. That is why I know I can’t judge anybody. If I was in their shoes, with their experiences, thoughts and feelings etc, I would do the same as them.
I’m still autistic though so I’ll never be normal (nt) but I’m good with that. I rarely understood them anyway and even now that I do, I’m still happy to be me, it would be kind of futile not to be, although I gave it a good go, for several years. I’m so glad I failed at that. That’s one failure I’m pleased to own.