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Loneliness

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Loneliness

#1 Post by pantodragon » February 7th, 2014, 2:53 pm

One symptom of autism is loneliness. If you ever feel lonely, then you are certainly autistic to some degree. (No surprise here as psychologists claim that something like 99% of the population are autistic to some degree.)

In other posts I have described how autistic people gradually lose touch with other people, cease to interact with them as people and cease to feel any connection between themselves and others.

Healthy people, in contrast, feel very much a person among other people, are very aware of their shared humanity, are good communicators and are very much “in touch” with the rest of humanity. Such a person may be alone for long periods of time but will NEVER experience loneliness.

So, to return again to the idea that to be autistic is acceptable because autistic people are just “different” and that that difference may result in special gifts: that attitude condemns a lot of people to a life of loneliness --- it seems a true horror to me to conceive of being truly autistic since that is to be utterly alone in the world.

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