I wonder how many autistic & SMI people are the same?

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16 Nov 2022, 2:59 am

To use a football analogy: I'm like the person who could've had a good career as a premier league footballer if he hadn't been viciously fouled during a youth game. With the injury then being inadequately treated.

That person can talk a good game but can't display it on the pitch.That's me and my mind. I've always had the footballing knowledge = IQ, but not the ability to use it = can't get on the pitch to actually play.



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16 Nov 2022, 3:53 am

Alot of folks, even the 'normal', and the neurotypical, identify with Marlon Brando's character in "On the Waterfront".


https://youtu.be/efHzGxEzDQA



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16 Nov 2022, 5:33 am

I've seen that clip umpteen times,but have never watched the whole movie.



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16 Nov 2022, 5:24 pm

Niether have I actually seen the movie. Though a number of slightly older folks recommended it when I was young. :)



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17 Nov 2022, 12:03 am

Yes, me too. Without the trauma, I feel I would have had a chance of doing quite well. That said, life ain't over and I am learning more and more about living inside of me.


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