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What's good about being #autistic? A positive thread. Please share. #autism #Neurodiversity /1
1. Sometimes the extreme empathy #autistic people can feel can be powerful and useful, like if it spurs you to do voluntary work or to try to change the world. /2
2. Our #autistic obsessions can make us, relatively quickly, expert on these subjects. This can be enormously useful for humanity generally, or just bring us tremendous pleasure. /3
3. Our reliance on objectivity and reason can make us hard to fool and give us a real strength of conviction, meaning #autistic people can be sources of reliable info and advice. /4
4. #autistic people's focus and single-mindedness can be extraordinarily useful in the job market, allowing us to occupy often quite lucrative niches if we are given the chance. /5
5. Our hyper-focus can mean #autistic people can be excellent problem solvers and excel generally if resilience or determination are required. /6
6. #autistic people can be very acutely aware of social injustice, and can be really useful on your side if you are marginalised or treated unfairly, especially if we are interested in law!! /7
7. #autistic people can make brilliant artists as they often have incredible creativity and ability to plan mentally. /8
8. #autistic people can have extraordinary memories which can be very useful in lots of situations, especially in jobs and hobbies. /9
9. #autistic people can sometimes have exceptional musical brains, able to remember melodies and compositions in full and 'hear' music clearly in their head, even have perfect pitch. /10
10. #autistic people can excel at design, especially if they have thd ability to 'see' 3d objects in their heads, which seems to be fairly common. /11
11. #autistic people can be very honest and reliable as we often abhor lying, as it complicates the already deeply confusing mess that is neurotypical relationships. /12
12. #autistic people are often very good at objective analysis that isn't influenced by external factors, which can be super useful in scientific research. /13
13. #autistic people can often be experts at coping strategies, life hacks, short cuts and such like, as we rely on them so much to survive! /14
14. #autistic people can be extremely tolerant and accepting, perhaps due to the irrationality of intolerance, much of the time. The autistic community on the whole is about the most inclusive I know. /15
15. #autistic people can find intense joy in our interests that fills us with energy and happiness. /16
16. #autistic people can build very deep and meaningful relationships that never, despite a lack of contact (which is usually our fault), fade away. /17
17. #autistic people can find peace and tranquility in simple situations, when allowed to, and can recharge ourselves without needing the resources of other people. /18
18. #autistic people are often very easily pleased, finding joy and fun in very simple things, so long as we are given thd space and time. /19
19. #autistic people can be excellent debaters and argues, as we spend so much time predicting and scripting possible conversations we may have. /20
20. #autistic people can be amazing and trustworthy custodians of the natural world, and can care very deeply for the beings that share our planet with us. No, not neurotypicals, I mean animals and birds and that. /21
21. And sometimes, just sometimes, all of these things may come together and an #autistic person can change the world. /end
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