Being Autistic and Being Proud of what you Can Do, Smile!

Autistic or not, you have to understand who you are to appreciate what you can do. Autistic people know what its like for themselves, no body else knows what it’s like to be Autistic. Being an Autistic Adult is an experience any one would not really know because its my experience. Notwithstanding, there are similar experiences all Autistics do experience.

There are many Autistic people who often say “If there were a magic pill to make me Non-Autistic, they would not take it.” I do feel the same. It’s important to embrace who you are and own everything about yourself, rather than moll around feeling like you want to change everything about what makes you, you. I speak to the many Autistic people who don’t like what makes them Autistic. I hope this helps those people out there who don’t like who they are.

Neurodiversity is as important than anything else in the world. Being different is a part of being Human. Once any one embraces who they are literally, any negative feelings and behaviors become removed from your life. Sometimes it can be a matter of looking in the mirror standing up tall and saying “I love who I am!” Or, Sometimes it’s just a matter of allowing any one to do what they feel can be a positive contribution to society being proud of what they can accomplish. Not every one in society is meant to be a completely social person, a lot of people are just meant to work solely on their skills in trades without people around most of the time.

I saw a tweet and facebook message from This Emotional Life which asked the question, “Is Facebook really making us all more lonely?” I can’t really speak for every one else, but I don’t feel that way. There are so many internet games and many things to read on the internet. In terms of being lonely, it depends how they are defining lonely in these terms. Some people can spend hours on the internet creating or doing important tasks. Some others just spend hours on the internet seeking a connection with a person. Some people can just be a mixture of both. I love doing creative, important tasks for society as well as seeking a connection with a person on the internet.

The notion of being Autistic sounds better to me than being like every one else. It’s important to embrace who you are and love the incredible things you can do! Don’t expect to be something you are not, just be yourself and remember never to get influenced to do what every one else does. Society can be very influential to many people, but it depends on what you take in from the influences that matter most. You should take in all the positive influences!

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From Charlie Chaplin and Nat King Cole, Smile!

Smile though your heart is aching
Smile even though its breaking
When there are clouds in the sky, you’ll get by
If you smile through your fear and sorrow
Smile and maybe tomorrow
Youll see the sun come shining through, for you

Light up your face with gladness
Hide every trace of sadness
Although a tear may be ever so near
That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying?
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
if you just smile

That’s the time you must keep on trying
Smile, what’s the use of crying?
You’ll find that life is still worthwhile
if you just smile

By the way, Read this posting from Lydia Brown which explains why saying the term Autistic is more appropriate than dividing up the spectrum.


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3 thoughts on “Being Autistic and Being Proud of what you Can Do, Smile!

  1. Emily Crawford

    I just wanted to say that I watched This Emotional Life on Netflix this week for the first time, and I was very touched by your story. I’ve always been interested in psychology and recently in quantum physics, and also how much power we have in our minds to change our world, starting with our own emotions. I watched a documentary on it called “What the Bleep! do we know?” and it really changed my life in a big way. I am not autistic myself, nor do I know anyone who is, but I just wanted to tell you that you are an inspiration not just to people who struggle with autism, but as a person. I hope that throughout your life people will see what is so valuable in you and your strength and courage and show you the respect that you deserve. Thank you!