Take Heart Before Taking Aim

Autism The whole social networking and Internet blogging world is pretty new to me but it did not take much time for me to notice that there is a lot of in fighting amongst those of us who have this one thing in common… Autism.

The spectrum is so vast and varied that not everyone dealing with day to day issues has the same experience so it should be expected that all of us won’t agree or have the same feelings about life with autism. What is heart breaking is that so much time and effort is used in tearing down those that do not have an identical way of thinking.

Now I am all for conversation and helpful speak about what we believe may assist another person through a personal struggle be it physical or emotional. Comparing ones self to another and making snap judgements is unfair and we may very well be in a completely different circumstance than the person we are judging.

So I do not understand the combative nature and tone of much of the rhetoric. When people offer up an honest and sincere opinion or feeling or maybe even a little advice we have the choice to take it to heart or ignore it. It’s not helpful or uplifting to attack or insult and heaven knows we all need to be lifted up and helped as we go through life trying to do the best we can in our situations.

Please let’s not burden each other with our harsh words but maybe just sit and listen for a moment.

Can we now then hope to be treated with the same dignity?

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0 thoughts on “Take Heart Before Taking Aim

  • August 23, 2009 at 1:19 am

    @Cookstergirl88@xanga – I’m so happy to hear that you have found caring and compassionate people in your life.  Keep those people closest to you.   I thank you for taking the time to read my post and I wish you well.  

  • August 20, 2009 at 10:05 am

    It’s hard to reach out – whether a neurotypical or an autistic – perhaps it is about not just knowing there are differences and accepting there are differences, but also placing a focus on similarities that are shared. I try, at least, to do that much – with varying levels of success…

  • August 19, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    I’ve been saying that for years. I just recently found out I have Aspergers syndrome and Im 21. Looking back as a kid it explains alot but I was always tried to make people understand where I was coming from and if I couldn’t I try to understand them. I could always see their side but never understood why they couldn’t see my point of  view. I thought they didn’t care. I know alot of people don’t but I found friends and famly who do.

    Its one family member one friend at a time.

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