Hello, it has been 7 months since I have been on these forums due struggling with low mood and that sort of thing. Sadly its as if I've logged out and logged back in again. The same frustrations and misunderstandings that people are experiencing.
Most being bullied in school for being different, feeling unable to express who you really are for fear of it not being accepted, some people rejecting its a real thing, some people believing it can be cured. Am I referring to autism today or homophobia decades ago? How many of your favourite comedy shows have a "weird" peripheral character who pops up only occasionally to be pointed and laughed at their complete lack of self awareness and social norms. How many of these characters are likely to be on the spectrum? Its as casual in our society as the word "gay" meaning "bad" was not so long ago.
I'm sure a lot of you will relate to the idea of saying things that are not popular opinions or at least having to fight hard not to say them. Unfortunately I think the process by which we move towards better understanding and equality is not the ideal world situation we would like it to be, rather that a cause has to become fashionable.
It is trendy to be seen to be pro certain causes and while those causes are no more or less worthy, it doesn't help those that haven't had their time in the sun yet. It seems that these causes are the ones that are pursued the most perhaps due to their fashionable current stock, or perhaps because they are seen as easier because they are already further ahead in the process. It seems that ignoring the fact that a cause has to become trendy only makes the task harder than if we accept that fear of being seen to not be in line with current opinion is a more powerful driving force in people's behaviour than genuine compassion and wanting society to be the best it can be. If you want proof of that just look at how much we would look down on Russia due to them being behind on attitudes towards sexuality. We act appalled, as though we would never dream of such lack of acceptance when we are still seeing the back end of that culture in our country. Does anyone dispute this? And how do we make autism fashionable?
I am NT, I can confirm that most NT's are just brainwashed and are unable to think for themselves, through fear of not being "normal". I Have my reasons for not being brainwashed, and Ii can tell you the reason if you are curious but not openly , as i may get banned lol, And i just got here with my 12yr old beautiful daughter(just diagnosed after a nearly successful suicide attempt), So I know very little and need autistic people to teach me, what I need to know, As a 12yr old, although very clever is not probably the best place to get the full picture from, And i will just say that all autistic people are probably much better human beings than most the NT;s out there (they have been fed a lie) Lets just say i fully understand why some just go mute,
Are you sure you’re not one of us? If you see the lie, the brainwash, The Great Deception - see through the illusion, then, at least in my eyes, it’s that that makes me autistic. Seeing through the Maya, Illusion, culture, etc etc.... :)
I don’t think it’s possible for a NT to be a ‘seer’
To solve my quandary as to whether I am linguistically lagging or lacking, perhaps you could be kind enough to explain, what is the Maya?
To Graham... Although You asked the question, I wrote a reply to Martian Tom, there. With a link. As I say, this "See through the maya" thing is a new term to Myself as well. However, FWIW, "NTs" are perfectly capable of being "seer"s (able to percieve altered states). There are many books about Paranormal phenomena and there are so many that of course an "NT" would have written at least one or two (!!).
EVERY Child is born with the ability. The fact is that in Civilised society, We are all taught out of it... but some are able to sometimes enter that 'altered state of mind' and do such "paranormal" things. I said upon other Threads that "The Paranormal" is simply a thing which Science has not yet quantified and enforced as LAW. (It exists outside of commonly enforced/allowed Frequencies.)
Indeed, DC. I read a scientific paper recently that hypothesised that homo sapiens grew complex brains due to their fondness of mind altering substances.
I know that maya is a state of mind in Hinduism and Buddhism that grants perception of the universe in its true state. I thought that, as an old git, there may be a new definition that I am unaware of.
Graham said:maya is a state of mind in Hinduism and Buddhism that grants perception of the universe in its true state. I thought that, as an old git, there may be a new definition that I am unaware of
(...Shhhh -Tell no-one else this, but... Until You stated Hinduism and Buddhism... I did not know that the term derived from those Religions either... I never studied Hinduism, I cannot read the language - That makes Me an "old git" (at age 47) also...! Thank You, certainly. Yet all religions and paranormal things discuss the same things, but call them by differering names.
Not sure what to say, now. I just keep trying to study and quantify. Thank You again.) :-D
At 47 you are not old, and you’re certainly not a git. It wasn’t my intention to suggest otherwise. And anyway being an old git is my job, so please keep to your usual role of being a charming interlocutor of impeccable politesse.
(To most children I would say that probably some 80% of all persons here are "Old"--- i.e. aged over 20 ! But Thanks. I Posted that link but actually did not have time to read it properly, hence what I said. Excuse Me, I am going to try to write a reply including Mr MartianTom next.)