I would love to feel normal and to be able to think and do things and not zone off in to my own world as if I am living from the outside looking in. Normal tasks and progression Just seem mission impossible for me
I can somewhat understand wanting to be normal, but for me it would be removing who I am to get rid of my Asperger's. I'm also not sure I want to be normal if that means low IQ, lack of clarity, being illogical, all the problems that "normal" people seem to experience when I look on and think "why the f**k did you do that".
But that's part of the point, insomuch that NT's don't see their illogical, inconsistent and ambiguous behaviours as 'wrong' - instead, they consider us as 'wrong' for being too rigid, too definitive and too honest. To them, our lack of flexibility and over-thinking is what makes us 'disabled'. NT's are in the clear majority, ergo their behaviour is established as the norm. And, we all naturally want to feel part of the herd.
Some of us aren't bothered about confirming, I know I'm not and so are others on here. I don't know anyone who sees me as disabled (although there probably are some), odd, quirky, different, geeky, overly logical, but also meticulous, sensible, dedicated and caring in my own way.
I've cut and followed my own path as an adult and I'm better for it, I know not being normal has held me back in some ways, but it's pushed me forward in others. The main area that's been held back is relationships, however recently I've realised that if I'm me people are interested, trying to be more normal than I am didn't work because it wasn't me, but being who I am has people interested, because some women like not normal guys.