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Which of those folks do you have more sympathy for? Be honest!

Ozymandias 2012/05/06 21:10:34
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Drug Addicts
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People with Asperger's or autism
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  • C. C. Rider 2013/01/03 16:54:26
    People with Asperger's or autism
    C. C. Rider
    +1
    Those that have this and their families will fight for the rest of their lives just to catch a moment of a normal life. I can only wish they have surrounded themselves with people that love them.
  • Ozymandias C. C. R... 2013/01/04 01:12:37
    Ozymandias
    So do I.
  • tywon.smith 2012/05/07 18:44:28
    People with Asperger's or autism
    tywon.smith
    +2
    Child molesters?... CUT IT OFF!!
    Drug addicts?... You can get help.
    Alcoholics?... STOP DRINKING!!!
    But these people cant help their conditions.
  • Ozymandias tywon.s... 2012/05/07 21:30:10
    Ozymandias
    +1
    Thank you for seeing the the truth. That was the whole point of this question in the first place. Apparently, there are too many folks that can't see it.
  • ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠ 2012/05/06 23:45:36
    People with Asperger's or autism
    ☠ Live Free Or Die ☠
    +2
    Why is this even a question?
  • Ozymandias ☠ Live ... 2012/05/07 02:45:47
    Ozymandias
    +1
    If you stick around long enough, you'll find out.
  • ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒ 2012/05/06 23:39:43
    Drug Addicts
    ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒
    +1
    Mainly because the ones I dealt with for over 2 years were self medicating COPSD patients.
  • Ozymandias ♒ßεllεc... 2012/05/07 02:46:15
    Ozymandias
    +1
    But they still had a choice on whether or not they used drugs which lead to their addiction. People with Asperger's and autism never did.
  • ♒ßεllεc... Ozymandias 2012/05/07 13:42:29 (edited)
    ♒ßεllεchεvεllε®♒
    +1
    True....but I know several people with Asperger's, and they are above being pitied as they are some of the most brilliant people I know. And the ones of my closest acquaintance do not *want* sympathy.
  • Ozymandias ♒ßεllεc... 2012/05/07 14:02:19
  • Anonymouse ~superdoge~ 2012/05/06 22:44:44
    Drug Addicts
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    There is little wrong with autistic people, so what's the point in pitying them? Drug addicts are generally people growing up in poverty tricked into taking addictive drugs or pressured into them by people at school, and can't get help because they're illegal and rehab costs more than the drugs themselves. It's a sad cycle.
  • Ozymandias Anonymo... 2012/05/07 02:46:56
    Ozymandias
    Charlie Sheen didn't grow up in poverty. Neither did Lindsay Lohan. The drug addicts all had a choice. People with autism never did.
  • Anonymo... Ozymandias 2012/05/07 08:21:37
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    They made a small mistake and were destroyed by the addiction. Again, there is little wrong with autistic people. If you're after pity or consolation or whatever, you're not going to find it here.
  • Ozymandias Anonymo... 2012/05/07 13:58:46
    Ozymandias
    I'm not asking you to feel sorry for me. This was a rhetorical question. The whole point I'm making is my circumstance was involuntary. Theirs wasn't.
  • Anonymo... Ozymandias 2012/05/07 14:05:03
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    Their circumstances were caused by bad parents or peers. As I have said, I grew out of Asperger's, so it's entirely possible you can as well.
  • Ozymandias Anonymo... 2012/05/07 14:07:33
    Ozymandias
    +1
    You can't grow out of Asperger's. You don't know what you're talking about, Kid. There is no cure; you can only do so much; and it's not learned behavior. When you get older, wiser, and more educated, you'll understand.
  • Anonymo... Ozymandias 2012/05/07 14:11:55
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    +1
    Not at all true. It is quite common to grow out of it, I just said I did, I consider that proof. I don't need to be older and wiser for that, and I'm educated enough on the subject to know it is possible.
  • Ozymandias Anonymo... 2012/05/07 14:29:25
    Ozymandias
    I'm not going to continue this conversation because you obviously don't know what the hell you're talking about. Bye!
  • Anonymo... Ozymandias 2012/05/07 14:32:26
    Anonymouse ~superdoge~
    You can't be very clever then, or are you just jealous? It's true, get over it.
  • Sister Jean 2012/05/06 21:17:37
    People with Asperger's or autism
    Sister Jean
    +2
    the others can be cured I admire people with Aspergers many talented and try very hard
  • Ozymandias Sister ... 2012/05/06 21:18:49
    Ozymandias
    +1
    But I thought folks with Asperger's and autism can be cured, too. All they have to do is eat the gluten-free diet, and they'll turn into regular people. Isn't that right?
  • Shawna Ozymandias 2012/05/06 21:32:20
  • Ozymandias Shawna 2012/05/06 21:33:42
    Ozymandias
    +2
    It's really not a laughing matter, but I'm glad you understand all this was a rhetorical question. It burns me to no end that there most people out there put my kind on the same page as the other three when I have nothing in common with them.
  • Shawna Ozymandias 2012/05/06 21:35:07
    Shawna
    +2
    Yes, I understood the point behind the question. I do think though, that there are many drug addicts who are suffering mental health problems and the drugs they use are a form of self medicating. I have a great deal of sympathy for them too.
  • Ozymandias Shawna 2012/05/06 21:36:39
    Ozymandias
    That may be true. There seem to be many that think therapy and professional help is frowned upon, and they'd rather I self medicate with a hypodermic needle or a whiskey bottle the same way those junkies and alcoholics do. People with AS have a high substance abuse rate because we want acceptance, you know?
  • Shawna Ozymandias 2012/05/06 21:40:49
    Shawna
    +1
    And it can take a long time to find the right meds or the right dosage and sometimes it just feels better to deaden your pain with street drugs and alcohol. I'm not saying that's good, but I do feel a great deal of empathy for people who are struggling with mental health. Mental health issues are still very stigmatised and not well understood.
  • Ozymandias Shawna 2012/05/06 21:43:32
    Ozymandias
    +1
    This is true. Drugs to me are nothing more than a cheap vacation with no travel arrangements. I'm not going to do lines of coke to feel cool. I've done LSD twice, and I'm not going to do it again. It was the stupidest thing I ever did. I was young and impressionable. I am who I am, and those who don't like it can go drink some booze or shoot up heroin themselves and see how that works for them.
  • Shawna Ozymandias 2012/05/06 21:47:13
    Shawna
    +1
    LOL-Phew! It's a good thing I like you. Now I don't have to do drugs.
  • Ozymandias Shawna 2012/05/06 21:56:47
    Ozymandias
    +1
    I'm glad I like you, too. Normally, I'd have an aversion towards dating single moms, but I can always make exceptions for a women that have only one kid; especially when that child is grown. =)
  • Shawna Ozymandias 2012/05/06 22:00:50
    Shawna
    +1
    LOL- I'm a bit far away I think. My ex is dating but I am not yet. I don't think I have the energy to date. And since it has been ages and ages ( like over 25 years) I'm a little bit afraid about what might be expected of me. However, since I live in a building full of seniors it's not likely that I am going to meet anyone datable anytime soon.
  • Ozymandias Shawna 2012/05/06 22:07:37
    Ozymandias
    +1
    True, but you also live in British Columbia. If I had the means, I would move there in a heartbeat. Of all the places I've traveled, your neck of the woods tops them all as far as my favorites are concerned. Vancouver is the most attractive and well-kept city I've ever been to. I've already promised myself I'm not going to die in Texas, but it's all food for thought.
  • Shawna Ozymandias 2012/05/06 22:09:51
    Shawna
    +1
    Yes, Vancouver is a really nice city. It's expensive though. I cannot afford to live there though it would be nice to. I'm on Vancouver Island which is also very nice. Some people from the mainland feel trapped on the island but I don't.
  • Ozymandias Shawna 2012/05/06 22:14:52
    Ozymandias
    +1
    The scenery there is just as appealing. I'm sure I must've told you before how much I love forestry and woodlands. =)
  • Shawna Ozymandias 2012/05/06 22:16:45
    Shawna
    +1
    Yes-I do recall that. I love trees too. I love our native trees but also when I have a garden I am inclined to plant lots of trees. I miss my garden but the apartment I live in is nicely landscaped and I have two cedar trees right outside my balcony. They are always filled with birds.
  • BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET) 2012/05/06 21:15:10
    People with Asperger's or autism
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    +1
    Autism/Aspergers is not self inflicted.
  • Ozymandias BattleB... 2012/05/06 21:17:12
    Ozymandias
    +1
    Is that so? I thought it was all fake and just an excuse some people use to justify behavior deemed inappropriate by most.
  • BattleB... Ozymandias 2012/05/06 21:21:49
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    +1
    Then you thought wrong ^_^
  • Ozymandias BattleB... 2012/05/06 21:23:37
    Ozymandias
    +3
    I know that! It was a rhetorical question. I have Asperger's. I was posting this because there are too many folks out there who put us in the same category as the other three.
  • BattleB... Ozymandias 2012/05/06 21:26:25
    BattleBattlerBenji (PHAET)
    +1
    Fair enough ^_^
  • Shawna Ozymandias 2012/05/06 21:33:42
    Shawna
    +1
    There are always those folks who think that diet or exercise will cure a variety of conditions that they obviously don't. It's really annoying. I live with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and always get asked if I have tried such and such herb.

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