“Nobody is perfect, but you are a lot less perfect than the rest of us.” #othering
You say to me “You’re ‘Different’ ” (Different with a capital D.)
Does that mean you feel you have an advantage, compared to me?
Do you pity me?
Do you feel that you are so-called “empathising” with me?
What hidden meanings lurk behind your honest but kindly intended and “polite” words?
What does “Different” mean? What assumptions does it encompass, when you do not know me?
Am I at an advantage or disadvantage? Advantage in what? And compared to whom?
Do you view me as an equal to yourself, in my capacity to be “right”, to know what I am talking about??
Those of the so-called “normal” tribe who are less “intelligent” than I am, do you think I should feel “advantaged” compared to them?
Should I pity them?
You say “You do ‘Very Well’ “…. but you don’t know me.
By your words, you are measuring me by an imaginary “low” yardstick.
My autism is part of who I am. It is not *all* of who I am. I am not, however, a non-autistic soul trapped in an autistic exterior, a person with a “stolen” identity; basically I am not a defective version of a non-autistic person. I am a flawed human being, as are all humans, and my brain wiring is that of an autistic.