This is sort of a response to the “stupid rules people follow” series thus far.
I think the author is bringing up some excellent points through this series. Why should we all be conformists? There’s no reason to conform 100% to what society expects us to be. Why should we? Wouldn’t this world be a dull, boring place if we were all the same? You bet it would be.
OK, so I’m an Aspie. Whatever, it’s not easy, but I take the hand I’m dealt and I deal with it. It’s not like I can do anything to change it. I may have the social awkwardness, the lack of strong people skills, and my other oddities. I know I can be a bit abrasive and a total pain in the ass at times, it comes with the territory. However, we must all remember none of us are alike, Aspie or not, male or female, or whatever, and we all have our own little idiosyncrasies. I may act a little funny, dress a little out-of-the-norm (not everyday is it that you see a man wearing a kilt and/or flaunting his legs with little short-shorts), I may have some weird interests, but why is it that I don’t deserve the love and affection that “normal” people receive? I’m a person too you know!
No, I don’t follow what I consider to be “stupid rules people follow.” Yes I’m a bit of a non-conformist. I like it that way. I’m just me. I don’t really want to be cured or treated for my Aspergers as it’s essentially become part of who I am. Now, for those of you reading this, the title is “All I Ever Want In Life….” Well, I’ll tell you right now what that is. All I ever want in life, is to be accepted and loved by those around me despite my differences, whether they be in my taste in attire, my weird interests, or my strange personality traits. Is that seriously too much to ask?
Will everyone work on being more accepting of people’s differences today?