|boner - 2010-10-31 |
Sweetie, I'm glad I didn't abort you.
|BorrowedSolution - 2010-10-31 |
Asperger's gives you a british accent?? Huh.
In all seriousness, though; this was sweet, and this boy doesn't sound like there's anything wrong with him. I don't think being 'socially awkward' is indicative of anything other than the fact that you might be too busy thinking to actually foster a large quantity of social interactions. I was a lot like that (still am) but it never really bothered me until I started to compare myself to other people. Then I found it really depressing because it seemed like I was missing out on something. That's where the 'awkwardness' started for me.
But as I got a bit older I started to find a new appreciation for myself and I came to realise that some people just don't need that kind of constant interaction to feel whole. This doesn't have anything to do with "normal" or "abnormal" behaviour, nobody can be right about something so subjective.It also doesn't mean that you can't foster quality relationships that produce positive benefits.
Or maybe I'm just a giant loser with no friends and poor social skills and I'm just consoling myself.
5 stars anyways.
If you fix them then who will update Wikipedia?
I dunno. I really lacked real-life social skills a bit when I was younger, and on into my early twenties. I'm not sure what fixed me -- I did do a lot of traveling -- but I woke up one day and was like, "I'm going to go talk to everyone".
I had a somewhat similar experience. I don't think it was a "woke up one day" thing so much as a slow build over the course of years. My adolescent years sucked, but everything since has been pretty damn great, in large part BECAUSE I had to overcome that hurdle and learned to value myself and my relationships far more than if I'd have social proficiency and personal confidence handed to me.
But I only managed that because I didn't listen to the throngs of professionals who insisted that there was something wrong with me. Not every kid is a stubborn little prick like I was (am) though, and many of them are going to take that assessment at face value and give up on improving themselves.
|BorrowedSolution - 2010-10-31 |
This makes me think of the whole ADD issue. If little Johnny doesn't pay attention in class, but you can't pry him away from his xbox after six hours, is that truly indicative of a lack of ability to concentrate? Or is it that he doesn't want to pay attention to what you're trying to force him to do?
That's not to say that children shouldn't understand the importance of concentration in one form or another, but to tell them that they have a problem because they're bored with something that they find personally boring is a bit much.
It's more of a disciplinary issue and, right or wrong, it should be dealt with as such, not given a trendy label and fobbed off to a therapist.
|Rape Van Winkle - 2010-10-31 |
This was cute.
|WHO WANTS DESSERT - 2010-11-01 |
5 stars for a bunch of morons with absolutely no psychological training who think they know better than actual clinical psychologists because they saw the ADHD episode of South Park and can therefore boast that a child was misdiagnosed based on a 4 minute video.
I don't think anybody here said that he was misdiagnosed (I just said he sounds normal TO ME) or that his mother shouldn't be concerned for his well-being. It could very well be that he fits the diagnosis of asperger's. So what?
I highly doubt that somebody's going to stumble on this comment string and that it will consequently change this young man's life. Let us be armchair psychologists, and you can continue to be an armchair asshole, and we'll all be happy (except you, you seem miserable.)
Maybe instead of dismissing an entire scientific process of evaluation and treatment though, you can instead FUCKING DIE IN A FIRE.
|baleen - 2010-11-01 |
I'm sure this is a great video I'm just one-starring the description.
|knowless - 2010-11-01 |
she just sounds like an inattentive mother. her tone is patronizing and spiteful. she is lying to him, and labeling it as a disease.
Well, someone took their own baggage to the video.
I sort of picked up that vibe too :|
i mean exactly what i said. that is what im talking about.
|astropod five - 2010-11-01 |
Wouldn't it make more sense to say that people seemed to like Amy more because everybody loves babies, rather than that even though she cries and poops all the time she has more natural charm than her brother?
|Slagathor - 2010-11-01 |
He doesn't think differently than you do, you fucking moron, it is already quite clear that he thinks better than you do.
|joelkazoo - 2012-01-29 |
Awww, this is so sweet!
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