To my subscribers and friends:
There is one key thing about me that might explain some of my idiosyncrasies. I’ve gone through a lot of self-discovery, and even though I used to hate this about myself, the time I’ve had to reflect on it this week has showed me that it’s something that I should embrace, rather than be disgusted with.
So, for those of you who don’t know, I’m just going to make this plain and clear for everyone to see: I have Asperger Syndrome.
Some of you are probably familiar with A/S, some of you probably are not. Well, I’ll do my best to describe what it is. A/S is an autism-type disorder. It’s actually a very highly-functioning autism spectrum disorder, and is different from other forms of autism in that no learning disability is present in A/S patients. Most A/S sufferers have above average to superior intelligence, excel in one specific area (i.e. mathematics), have weird interests (i.e. math, clocks, both of which I love), have difficulty making friends, and are generally socially challenged.
Alright, there. I said it. If you want to unsub/unfriend me now, that’s perfectly alright with me, now that you know I’m not “normal” for lack of a better word. I understand if you’re that shallow and cold-hearted (see, there’s the A/S coming out in me). For those of you that are here for better or worse and stick by me, thank you. It means a lot that you’re wililng to be a friend to someone who is far from a typical 22-year-old male.
Do you find it a challenge to be friends with someone with a disability?