"Sometimes I wonder just how many autistic go undiagnosed due to how horrible society portrays autism to be."

twitter.com/Autistic_Lia

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has."

Margaret Mead

Thank you so much @doctorow for these beautiful and gratifying thoughts on #waysofbeing. So glad you enjoyed it!
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RT @doctorow
It's hard to pin down the thesis of @jamesbridle's *Ways of Being,* out today in the US from @fsgbooks - it's a big, lyrical, strange and inspiring dive into the "more than human world" - encompassing the worldview of animals, ecosystems, and software.

us.macmillan.com/books/9780374 1…
twitter.com/doctorow/status/15

An 'epidemic of autism' could be a terrifying thing for the powers-that-be.

On non-conformity:
journals.sagepub.com/doi/abs/1

"Sometimes the emotional response is the rational, clear-eyed response & the analytical response is the naive one."

twitter.com/emilynussbaum

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transponderings.blog/2022/05/2

i read a thing recently that blew my mind a little.
went something like:

people can imagine time travel to the past and one little act making massive differences in the timeline

but in their present they think even the greatest effort they can put in will not make any difference to the future

"Scared brains can't learn."

Do we maybe need to rethink 'learning problems' in children, a bit?

Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever. -- Mahatma Gandhi

At least for me, it sometimes feels like there are two different 'autisms':

1. The 'good' side... the sensitive, empathetic, original... passionate, dedicated & creative 🥰

2. The hard side - linked with traumas, disabilities, emotional difficulties, obstacles (whether personal or societal). And so on 😥

Why is this? And are the two things linked??

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