Published on 12, July, 2020
First time posting here so I hope I'm doing it right.
I've noticed a lot recently when my Mum talks to others about me or my brother having Autism people will often say things like "Oh they have something wrong with them" or "If only we could give them normal brains" and I'm standing there feeling like absolute crap cause then I think "Well I'm obviously useless so what's even the point of being Autistic and being alive. Then there's the sympathetic sad looks from people and the" Oh I'm so sorry for you" comments. It just really gets me down sometimes. I'm very proud of my Autism as it makes me who I am but when I hear the comments it's like a punch in the gut.
Comments like theirs say more about them tbh though. Nice people don't go around saying 'I wish you were normal'.
If there was no such thing as "normal people" they would be no such thing as "abnormal people", each time nonautistic people went saying I have a broken brain I just reflected it back on to them. If they…
"I wish you were ethical, kind, open-minded and a little more generous but we can't have it all". Is really the only proper response.
Actually I've just remembered. All my life people have said to me 'you're weird', 'you're strange', 'you are a funny girl' (as in funny-peculiar) etc. At every stage of my life. I've never known why.
So it's similar to 'I wish you were normal', just the other side of it.
It used to bother me but I've been alone at home for so many years now that I don't meet anyone who says that anymore.
I think being weird is a good thing, it makes you unique.
Probably, but it certainly gets annoying to be told it over and over again. I don't care anymore though, haha!
I know what you mean. And well done!
I get upset when people call me "cringe" or "cringey" again and again. I find it very ableist.
Cringe or cringey? What on earth do they mean? That doesn't make sense to me. Very rude of them.
I think it basically means "socially embarrassing". Uncool, basically.
If there is something I have fought against all my life, it's being 'cool'. I won't tolerate 'cool' people because they are usually prats. lol. Obsessed with appearance, image, getting social media followers. No.
Haha, true! Cool people are boring, and they're all the same.
even Elvis ? Madonna ?
Personally I think both Elvis and Madonna are overrated lol
I like Madonna because she is always reinventing herself like I am. But never really seen the appeal of Elvis.
Yeah I find her reinventions interesting, but her music is a bit meh
tbh I rarely listen to music, I don't really like it, so I can't judge it.
Really? Is there any music you enjoy?
Not really, no. I can listen for a few minutes but that's enough. I prefer total silence/ birdsong/ waves on the shore.
Fair enough - each to their own!
Thanks, because most people mock and laugh and insist that I must like some type of music. It's impossible that I dislike music because 'everyone likes music, right?' Like alcohol. I do not like alcohol and won't be pressurised into drinking.
I am just me