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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers & Routines

 Post subject: Re: Aspergers & Routines
Posted: Yesterday, 10:46 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 460


If I like them. I haven't regularly brushed my teeth since I started being bullied at work many years ago. The stress of the pandemic did not help with that. I'm not sure what it would take to start regularly brushing my teeth again. Self respect? In my case it was a painful session or two of denta...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Playing in a band

 Post subject: Re: Playing in a band
Posted: Yesterday, 10:35 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 70


Yes in my youth I was very much like that. The first guy I collaborated with quit after our first recording session because he felt I'd taken over the whole process and only wanted him for his tape recorder. Looking back, he was correct. Admittedly he didn't have much talent but then neither did I. ...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism May Increase the Risk of Diabetes, Heart Disease

Posted: Yesterday, 6:15 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 182


It does look a tad alarming at first glance, but at my age I've had to get used to being at a higher risk of getting something nasty. More generally, I think it mostly underscores the importance of healthy eating and exercise. Seems wise to be sure of getting enough niacin (supposed to help bring th...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Anyone want to talk about Christianity

Posted: 30 Jan 2023, 5:02 pm 

Replies: 25
Views: 626


You know something? I've come to the conclusion that Christianity really isn't so bad and that it has a right to exist like every other religion in this world. I'm happy not to discriminate against it as long as it doesn't discriminate against other ideologies. Trouble is, it's kind of written into...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do people too often think that we would be good at...?

Posted: 30 Jan 2023, 4:49 pm 

Replies: 14
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You wrote: "...because it is a field where every single detail is required to be precise". My question is: wouldn't that also be true for singing as well? I'd say singing isn't quite so precise. There's quite a degree of freedom with pitching and timing, and human voices aren't as accurat...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: A New Tactic of Telemarketers?

Posted: 30 Jan 2023, 4:53 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 149


If I want to check the price of something I just use the web. AFAIK they can't easily find out who I was and what my phone number is. I use NoScript and don't allow any scripts that aren't essential for the pages to function, and various other measures to inhibit tracking me. I don't usually play ba...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Pope - Homosexuality "is not a crime," gay sex is "a sin"

Posted: 30 Jan 2023, 4:23 am 

Replies: 18
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I never did get the concept of sin anyway. Something that somebody's deity hates, I suppose. Not really my problem then, as I don't think there are any deities except in people's imagination. I get morality - a set of rules designed in the hope of minimising harm. If that's different to sin, then ha...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Anyone want to talk about Christianity

Posted: 30 Jan 2023, 4:04 am 

Replies: 25
Views: 626


I have not chosen a denomination yet, ill probably go with catholic Never thought this is something someone consciously decides. Beliefs are not a hobby...? I'm a non-believer so I have nothing else to add. Hobbies aren't the only walk of life that people may consciously decide. Though actively cho...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: What gave away for you your therapist wasn't on your side?

Posted: 29 Jan 2023, 3:41 pm 

Replies: 7
Views: 459


First thing out of her mouth was that if I confessed suicidal feelings to her she was legally required to report me to the police. I noticed that Relate in the UK began to do that kind of thing. It seems the confidentiality of the interview has been compromised by some newish law or other, so now t...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: How do you think slavery arose?

Posted: 28 Jan 2023, 9:48 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 798


threatening people with violence so they pay taxes without them having signed a contract with the state, is basically the neurotypical mentality which was behind slavery. People who involuntarily pay taxes are work slaves of the state. Except that the state brainwashes them to believe they're free....

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers & Routines

 Post subject: Re: Aspergers & Routines
Posted: 28 Jan 2023, 9:18 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 460


^ I don't think I have to do things in a particular way or have the bits and pieces arranged according to any pre-determined pattern for its own sake. In my case it's just that it helps me to get whatever it is done quickly and easily if the steps in the process are very much like what they've alway...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Aspergers & Routines

 Post subject: Re: Aspergers & Routines
Posted: 28 Jan 2023, 1:53 pm 

Replies: 15
Views: 460


There's a lot of routine in my life, but I've noticed I don't quite perform those routines like a robot would. I often perform the steps out of order, not by design (because there's usually an optimum order for the steps), but by accident. It doesn't do any harm usually, except that it annoys me tha...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: How do you think slavery arose?

Posted: 28 Jan 2023, 1:15 pm 

Replies: 35
Views: 798


I think slavery began when human society first became able to create surplus value. Until then, it was impossible to exploit anybody because no individual could produce more than enough for their own survival. So slavery would have begun with the neolithic revolution. It happened because it became p...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Can you understand poetry as a person on the spectrum?

Posted: 28 Jan 2023, 1:56 am 

Replies: 52
Views: 1,771


I can understand and enjoy a lot of poetry. I have little trouble getting metaphors, though not all poetry is metaphorical. I remember as a child disliking metaphors - I probably had a more concrete way of thinking in those days but I got better at understanding metaphors as I grew older. So I can d...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do people too often think that we would be good at...?

Posted: 27 Jan 2023, 3:03 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 648


^ Yes I think the relationship between artistic-emotional thinking and scientific-critical thinking is quite interesting. There was a time when I was almost 100% nerd, and then I discovered emotion and saw how valuable it could be to me. It's strangely like the reverse of the story of the human race...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Do people too often think that we would be good at...?

Posted: 26 Jan 2023, 11:38 pm 

Replies: 14
Views: 648


A lot of us are technically-minded, but not all. And just because a thing is technical doesn't mean that a technically-minded person will necessarily be very good at it. I'm quite good at some technical things but probably poor at others, and beyond a certain point most technical subjects get too ad...
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