Do not call them PCMCIA Cards (was "An interesting eBay find ....)
derschjo at mail.msu.edu
Thu Jul 16 11:25:06 CDT 2009
On Jul 16, 2009, at 2:57 AM, Gordon JC Pearce <gordonjcp at gjcp.net>
> On Wed, 2009-07-15 at 19:15 -0500, Brian Lanning wrote:
>> Secondly, I think it would serve a lot of us here if everyone were
>> aware of Aperger's Syndrome. I have it, and probably a very
>> significant percentage of people who read this mail list have it as
>> well. People who have it could have a several opinions about it.
>> could for example, believe that you're right and that nothing is
>> with you, and that you're completely normal, in spite of lacking an
>> adequate frame of reference with which to compare your experience.
>> Or, you could accept that you have it, but conclude that you're
>> of thinking, behaving and being is better than that of everyone else
>> and refuse to modify your behavior in an attempt to better cohabitate
>> with your neighbors. Or, you could accept that you have it and
>> to work toward learning some people skills in an attempt to at least
>> partially improve the opinions of the people you meet.
> Or, you could accept that Asperger's Syndrome is a load of nonsense
> up by a desperate but unremarkable doctor wanting to make his mark in
> his chosen field, and used to excuse an entirely fixable lack of
> Think you might be an Aspie? Here's some free self-help advice - as
> Chuck Pahalniuk might say, "You are not a unique and beautiful
Oh, yes, please -- let's have an argument about Asperger's here, based
on "insightful" quotes from frigging "Fight Club."
Or better yet, no.
> Furthermore, the world does not now, did not in the past
> and will not in the future revolve around you and your needs. In a
> related effect, no-one is going to change the way they behave just to
> accomodate you, and nor should they have to.
> As a friend of mine said many years ago after his parents took him
> to a
> clinical psychologist, "So it turns out I have Asperger's, and all
> time here was me thinking I was just being a dick."
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