Well, life was a struggle for a long time. From 6th to 7th grade I was bullied so much for my weight that I developed body dysmorphia, which lasted until my mid-twenties. Over time I learned to accept that my … Continue reading What Happened to the Weird Kid From High School?
I was undiagnosed while in the Navy, sailing around Asia. Ironically, although I was taken advantage of in both Navy and Asia-related contexts, the most dangerous people always proved to be my family members. I was originally slated to enlist … Continue reading If you’re autistic, have you gotten deceived by bad and dangerous people?
Nobility is largely a result of military conquest, and military conquest is the result of tyrants. Military leaders as intellectuals is a relatively new concept. Previously, the alpha was simply the strongest member of a group. Charlemagne was illiterate and … Continue reading Historically, Have The Nobility Been More Intelligent?
Intelligent people normally don’t want to or have to prove that they’re smart, unless they have specific experiences that have caused them to doubt their intellect. Intellect is an innate characteristic which breeds certain personality traits. A big giveaway that … Continue reading How Can You Distinguish Intelligent People and Pretenders?
In Japan, both genders tend to comport themselves in a manner that would be considered somewhat feminine and timid by Western standards, as that is what is considered “cool”. On a train, a group of teenagers will often sound like … Continue reading What Are Teenagers Like In Japan
In response to the question of whether I’d prefer to have a child that is smart, or a hard-worker. When I was a child I was neither, and both, at the same time, so I have my own interpretation of … Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid To Be Stupid
10 personal facts that I’ve gathered from questions I’ve answered on Quora. High Functioning Autism doesn’t mean you’re a savant, it means you’re capable of living independently. We’re not all Math geniuses, there’s plenty of literary and artsy types. Getting … Continue reading 10 Random Facts About Autism
This was requested as an answer on Quora recently, so I brought up a few examples from my childhood. When I was around 5 or 6 my sister had been told she could stay home by my mom, due to … Continue reading Most Disturbing Childhood Experiences
In October 2014 I received an e-mail from Bank of America, thanking me for my recent electronic payment toward my credit card. I didn’t have an account with Bank of America and hadn’t since I was 19. It had actually … Continue reading What’s the most dishonest thing you’ve witnessed a family member do?
For me, ever since I was a small child I had always been keenly aware that I was somehow different from other kids, but I could never quite put my finger on the problem. While in the Navy people were … Continue reading My Life With Undiagnosed Autism