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 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Autism and imagination

 Post subject: Re: Autism and imagination
Posted: 13 Jan 2023, 8:39 pm 

Replies: 16
Views: 858


That doesn't make sense. How can one make imaginary friends "illegal"? In the vast majority of psychological and psychiatric circles, "imaginary friends" are considered an inevitable part of childhood. It might be seen as something of a "pathology" in adults----but it'...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone in the UK that thinks they may have ADHD or ADD ?

Posted: 13 Jan 2023, 8:00 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 1,880


I’d need to remember to say to myself “Don’t forget that I’m supposed to do a special trick for remembering” before I could remember what the the trick was, before I could actually remember to do the trick, and before I could forget to remember what I actually remembered, if anything. 8) Yes I've n...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone in the UK that thinks they may have ADHD or ADD ?

Posted: 13 Jan 2023, 2:47 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 1,880


My memory has always been terrible. And then I would be so confused about why I forgot what I was told. And upset because things are so simple, yet so difficult for me. I hated working as a receptionist because there was so much to keep track of and I would forget. I used to have that memory proble...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why do people honestly hate capitalism so much now?

Posted: 13 Jan 2023, 2:37 pm 

Replies: 247
Views: 6,152


Honestly a bit weird to blame landlord wealth when landlord wealth never enters the financial reserves of the richest and most exploitative people in the world. Landlord are very low down on the list. The worst by far are the ones who own mega corps who employ minimum, or near minim wage workers fo...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Anyone in the UK that thinks they may have ADHD or ADD ?

Posted: 13 Jan 2023, 2:02 pm 

Replies: 34
Views: 1,880


Looking back, if these things had been in vogue when I was in my teens, they might have decided I had it. I certainly had a defecit of attantion. Much of what the teachers were saying would go in one ear and out the other, and it was often the same with TV shows and a lot of spoken-word stuff. I'd e...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why do people honestly hate capitalism so much now?

Posted: 12 Jan 2023, 4:49 pm 

Replies: 247
Views: 6,152


Boots Quite an alarming story, but yes they're still trading as if it never happened. I dislike Boots, for local reasons, though in my book the owners are ultimately to blame for what happens at the customer interface. Boots opticians - A technician bungled my eye measurements but refused to admit ...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Why do people honestly hate capitalism so much now?

Posted: 12 Jan 2023, 12:53 pm 

Replies: 247
Views: 6,152


Why do people honestly hate capitalism so much now? I hate it for many reasons, including: 1. Boom and bust. All those people, every bit as willing and able to do something useful, suddenly out of work through no fault of their own. All those small businesses going to the wall. Broken dreams. Meanw...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Labour to win next UK general election?

Posted: 12 Jan 2023, 11:35 am 

Replies: 76
Views: 2,417


There are situations when some industries are better-off run by the state - e.g. see the difference of costs and accessibility of healthcare USA vs Canada. Not always being profit-oriented is good. Sometimes it's worth to pay the additional cost of anti-corruption measures and multi-level inspectio...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Labour to win next UK general election?

Posted: 12 Jan 2023, 10:21 am 

Replies: 76
Views: 2,417


A lot of people are against it because the bottom 50% are benefiting a grossly disproportional amount while many middle earners who are not on amazing money, much of which could be from considerable overtime will still be hammered. I would have been hammered by corbyn's labour as a landlord who wor...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Labour to win next UK general election?

Posted: 12 Jan 2023, 9:32 am 

Replies: 76
Views: 2,417


Yes. I would imagine a lot of the previously-impoverished menial workers would suddenly fail to turn up for work, for one thing. They'd have no immediate need for wages. It's probably a sad truth that slavery is good for the economy. The wealthy people who run factories etc. would probably quit too...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: Is it common for aspies to smile when nervous?

Posted: 12 Jan 2023, 1:12 am 

Replies: 15
Views: 661


I don't think I smile when I'm nervous but I've often laughed. It seems to discharge some of the anxiety and I use it as a coping strategy to help me stay sane. I guess it gives me courage. I don't usually laugh when other people are anxious, but I suspect I learned to adopt a more appropriate demea...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: how to cope with any new year

Posted: 11 Jan 2023, 7:31 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 1,601


i know there must be other aspies who are more emotional than cognitive. I see myself as fairly emotional, but almost completely impervious to that hive-mind thing or whatever they call it, the thing that would make me buy into something just because other people bought into it. So for me a thing l...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: how to cope with any new year

Posted: 11 Jan 2023, 6:30 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 1,601


Yes I suppose that usually goes with the Aspie turf. Seems as if you have a streak of NT going on in there somewhere, which of course isn't surprising with a spectrum disorder.

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: how to cope with any new year

Posted: 11 Jan 2023, 1:23 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 1,601


^ You make a couple of strong points there. 1. The new year might be an arbitrary construct, but without some kind of arbitrary time for reviewing a thing, it might never get reviewed. Depends on the individual's way of doing things. Personally I tend to review things as I go along, but that might n...

 Forum: Politics, Philosophy, and Religion   Topic: Labour to win next UK general election?

Posted: 11 Jan 2023, 1:04 pm 

Replies: 76
Views: 2,417


^ The question is, how such redistribution would affect the ways various people and groups contribute to overall wealth. Yes. I would imagine a lot of the previously-impoverished menial workers would suddenly fail to turn up for work, for one thing. They'd have no immediate need for wages. It's pro...

 Forum: General Autism Discussion   Topic: how to cope with any new year

Posted: 10 Jan 2023, 7:13 pm 

Replies: 46
Views: 1,601


you are very fortunate to be largely insulated this way. you won't be depressed come january like so many others. Indeed, standing outside of mainstream society has its upside. I tend to feel a little like an Englishman living in Africa or India during the empire days, hob-nobbing with the natives ...
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