35 People With Autism Discuss The Strange Things Non-Autistic People Do
33. TRYING HARD TO BE NORMAL
“I’ve always wondered why neurotypicals try way too hard to be normal. Me, I’m a woman, and fuck what everybody else thinks, because I will dress how I want and when I want and yes I have standards on how I dress.
Also, similarly, why do they think of us as weird? Why play by society’s outdated rules? Be trendy, I say. Be weird. It’s okay.”
34. FEIGNING LAUGHTER
“Feigning laughter or smiling when you’re not interested. Sometimes I really can’t tell whether you’re genuinely interested in what I’m saying, or whether you’re just trying to get me to go away. But if you fake laugh or smile to something I say without it being genuine it absolutely destroys my self-esteem. Why would someone be that cruel and not just tell me that they’re not very interested in what I have to say. I won’t be offended or anything because you have different interests than me. It’s so much easier to just be blunt.”
“Jealousy. I just cannot grasp it. Especially being jealous over someone you claim to LOVE, seems kinda self-contradictory.