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Re: Be outraged. Or confused, anyway.
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2010, 05:34:44 pm »
Someone once told me that autistic people are superior.

At putting forks in electrical outlets?

There was some term for that..."Indigo Children".  Some hippie shit, about how all the Autistic kids were going to suddenly become telepathic and fix everything, etc, etc.

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« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2010, 05:35:34 pm »
Well, and some "breaks" are smaller than others.

Yeah, it's really striking how much variability the condition has.  I've been thinking about schizophrenia since I was in my sophomore year of high school, and that was always the thing that stuck out to me.  

Someone once told me that autistic people are superior.


At putting forks in electrical outlets?

There was some term for that..."Indigo Children".  Some hippie shit, about how all the Autistic kids were going to suddenly become telepathic and fix everything, etc, etc.



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« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2010, 05:37:47 pm »
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« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2010, 05:47:46 pm »
Someone once told me that autistic people are superior.

The thing is, in this society you need to have a combination of book smarts and street smarts.  IQ and EQ, or for that matter an SQ.  S standing for Social.  I'm thinking of a guy like Stephen Hawking who is insanely brilliant, but clearly also has a pretty good sense of humor and social graces.  An intellectually brilliant person may be "superior" in that category of intellect, but much more than intellect is required to survive and excel in this society.  I know plenty of brilliant people who got nowhere and conversely not-as-brilliant people who've been very successful. 
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« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2010, 06:52:45 pm »
Someone once told me that autistic people are superior.

At putting forks in electrical outlets?

There was some term for that..."Indigo Children".  Some hippie shit, about how all the Autistic kids were going to suddenly become telepathic and fix everything, etc, etc.

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Someone once told me that autistic people are superior.

The thing is, in this society you need to have a combination of book smarts and street smarts.  IQ and EQ, or for that matter an SQ.  S standing for Social.  I'm thinking of a guy like Stephen Hawking who is insanely brilliant, but clearly also has a pretty good sense of humor and social graces.  An intellectually brilliant person may be "superior" in that category of intellect, but much more than intellect is required to survive and excel in this society.  I know plenty of brilliant people who got nowhere and conversely not-as-brilliant people who've been very successful. 

I couldn't agree with this more.  The more "balanced" people tend to do the best.
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« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2010, 07:41:50 pm »
Someone once told me that autistic people are superior.

The thing is, in this society you need to have a combination of book smarts and street smarts.  IQ and EQ, or for that matter an SQ.  S standing for Social.  I'm thinking of a guy like Stephen Hawking who is insanely brilliant, but clearly also has a pretty good sense of humor and social graces.  An intellectually brilliant person may be "superior" in that category of intellect, but much more than intellect is required to survive and excel in this society.  I know plenty of brilliant people who got nowhere and conversely not-as-brilliant people who've been very successful. 

Me, too.  Of course, I've seen toxic versions of all variety of the above, as well.  Sigh.

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« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2010, 08:10:19 pm »
Someone once told me that autistic people are superior.

At putting forks in electrical outlets?

There was some term for that..."Indigo Children".  Some hippie shit, about how all the Autistic kids were going to suddenly become telepathic and fix everything, etc, etc.

Indigo Children aren't necessarily Autistic... I think they tend more toward ADHD and maybe Ass Burgers (which I guess is getting re-categorized as Autism lite... so...) but mostly, they have to have Indigo Auras... you can't judge just based on their mental state... you gotta check the Aura!!

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Re: Be outraged. Or confused, anyway.
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2010, 08:29:32 pm »
Someone once told me that autistic people are superior.

The thing is, in this society you need to have a combination of book smarts and street smarts.  IQ and EQ, or for that matter an SQ.  S standing for Social.  I'm thinking of a guy like Stephen Hawking who is insanely brilliant, but clearly also has a pretty good sense of humor and social graces.  An intellectually brilliant person may be "superior" in that category of intellect, but much more than intellect is required to survive and excel in this society.  I know plenty of brilliant people who got nowhere and conversely not-as-brilliant people who've been very successful. 

Or better yet, Feynman.

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« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2010, 12:34:04 am »
'Tosk, Asperger's isn't "autism lite".  It's mild autism.  Think of it as a point on a spectrum.  Actually, psychology refers to the "autism spectrum" by name, so...

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« Reply #24 on: July 31, 2010, 08:24:49 pm »
Someone once told me that autistic people are superior.

At putting forks in electrical outlets?

There was some term for that..."Indigo Children".  Some hippie shit, about how all the Autistic kids were going to suddenly become telepathic and fix everything, etc, etc.

Indigos are ADHD.  We now have "Crystal Children" to cover autistic types.

The idea is that Indigos are some kind of cosmic warrior / revolutionary breed meant to make shit vibrate at a higher frequency overturn the old institutions and replace them with enlightened new ones more in touch with the spiritual side.  Which is why they have so many problems in school - their cosmic purpose is to destroy bureaucratic restraints on our space souls or something.

Crystal children are the ordinary citizens to the Indigo children's warrior vanguard.  They're just supposed to inhabit the new world utopia, with their super-sensitive autistic spiritual powers.  The reason they have so much trouble interacting with the world is that the Indigo Children didn't fix it fast enough and they have to live in our crappy, spiritually-tone deaf world, not because there's anything wrong with them.

'Tosk, Asperger's isn't "autism lite".  It's mild autism.  Think of it as a point on a spectrum.  Actually, psychology refers to the "autism spectrum" by name, so...

Mild autism isn't quite right.  One of the core features of autism is the delay, impairment (or in severe cases total lack) of language and verbal abilities.  Asperger's is like autism (social deficiencies and stereotyped, repetitive behaviors) but without the language delay.  Mild autism would have a less severe language delay or impairment, Asperger's lacks it completely.
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« Reply #25 on: August 01, 2010, 12:44:53 am »
Someone once told me that autistic people are superior.

At putting forks in electrical outlets?

There was some term for that..."Indigo Children".  Some hippie shit, about how all the Autistic kids were going to suddenly become telepathic and fix everything, etc, etc.

Indigos are ADHD.  We now have "Crystal Children" to cover autistic types.

The idea is that Indigos are some kind of cosmic warrior / revolutionary breed meant to make shit vibrate at a higher frequency overturn the old institutions and replace them with enlightened new ones more in touch with the spiritual side.  Which is why they have so many problems in school - their cosmic purpose is to destroy bureaucratic restraints on our space souls or something.

Crystal children are the ordinary citizens to the Indigo children's warrior vanguard.  They're just supposed to inhabit the new world utopia, with their super-sensitive autistic spiritual powers.  The reason they have so much trouble interacting with the world is that the Indigo Children didn't fix it fast enough and they have to live in our crappy, spiritually-tone deaf world, not because there's anything wrong with them.

'Tosk, Asperger's isn't "autism lite".  It's mild autism.  Think of it as a point on a spectrum.  Actually, psychology refers to the "autism spectrum" by name, so...

Mild autism isn't quite right.  One of the core features of autism is the delay, impairment (or in severe cases total lack) of language and verbal abilities.  Asperger's is like autism (social deficiencies and stereotyped, repetitive behaviors) but without the language delay.  Mild autism would have a less severe language delay or impairment, Asperger's lacks it completely.

I was diagnosed with Assburger's, and I have a stutter and brain-to-word impediments. So..yeah, it's not language DELAY, but it is what it is.

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Re: Be outraged. Or confused, anyway.
« Reply #26 on: August 01, 2010, 01:24:57 am »
Someone once told me that autistic people are superior.

The thing is, in this society you need to have a combination of book smarts and street smarts.  IQ and EQ, or for that matter an SQ.  S standing for Social.  I'm thinking of a guy like Stephen Hawking who is insanely brilliant, but clearly also has a pretty good sense of humor and social graces.  An intellectually brilliant person may be "superior" in that category of intellect, but much more than intellect is required to survive and excel in this society.  I know plenty of brilliant people who got nowhere and conversely not-as-brilliant people who've been very successful. 

Not all people on the autism spectrum have a low EQ, lack in social graces or sense of humor. Some can even do puns.

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But whoever claims they are "superior" probably watched too much kung fu movies with blind samurai being all superior because of their heightened hearing and sensing and shit.
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« Reply #27 on: August 01, 2010, 05:37:36 am »


Indigos are ADHD.  We now have "Crystal Children" to cover autistic types.

The idea is that Indigos are some kind of cosmic warrior / revolutionary breed meant to make shit vibrate at a higher frequency overturn the old institutions and replace them with enlightened new ones more in touch with the spiritual side.  Which is why they have so many problems in school - their cosmic purpose is to destroy bureaucratic restraints on our space souls or something.

Whoa whoa whoa wait, what?  :lulz: I've been too busy making fun of Indigo Children to realize that I'm supposed to BE one!

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« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2010, 08:13:26 am »
Erm... Autism doesn't exactly pass on with high frequency unless both parents have it either (I didn't quite understand everything the Autism specialist I asked about this said, something about the inheritance patterns being consistent with multiple chromosomes, but the gist of it was that I had no significant risk of passing it on unless my partner has it or has multiple cases in the family history).
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