Conformity does *not* make life “less difficult” for Asperger’s / autistic people

the silent wave

To frame this post properly… When wandering through the interwebs, I came across a forum of people who were all in solid agreement that despite the claims of some of the “experts” that if/when we learn to conform to the customs and behaviors of the world at large (read: the neurotypical population), our lives will be much easier, this is hardly the case.  They went on to say that in fact, acts of conformity can often make our lives even more difficult.  This post is written in absolute agreement with this group’s sentiment. 🙂

I apologize for inundating you with the rapid-fire posting of late!  In trying to trace my motivation for doing so, I look to the Usual Suspect: the desire to help.   Which juxtaposes with a major exam I have approaching soon, the studying for which my brain doesn’t want to run the “app” for tonight, but will…

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