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10-30-2010 @ 8:09PM
That's awesome. Kudos to the kid for catching that... and kudos for the response video, it's not easy to live with Asperger's. My little brother has that and it can be hard to handle but he seems to be doing quite well. Power to the crimson-clad loremaster! :)
10-30-2010 @ 9:47PM
It depends on the severity of it how hard it can be. I have mild Asperger's myself, and while my teenage years were extremely difficult, in my adult life I've managed to control most of it, appear "normal" to most people, and generally have it easy. However, my son by contrast has a much deeper case, he's currently classified as Pervasive Developmental Disorder (Not Otherwise Specified) (PDD-NOS), and he's having trouble learning to speak, socialize, or imagine. He's three now, and he's been in therapy since he was two, and he's getting better, but I don't forsee his life reaching the same quality of life I've been able to achieve, and it makes me sad.Seriously though, coming from first-hand experience, kudos to that guy for getting in front of that crowd and asking that question! I find it hard to speak in front of 5 people, let alone a few thousand!
10-31-2010 @ 11:08AM
Seconded with the first-hand experience. I'm a diagnosed aspie too, and even though I've come leaps and bounds with overcoming my own problems, I feel for and hugely support someone who is still struggling with the symptoms of the syndrome. Few people understand just how big of a deal it is for someone with asperger's to get up in front of a crowd and perform any act of public speaking; someone I know once described the anxiety an aspie feels in a situation like that is the equivalent of what most people feel during their driving exam. What seems like a tiny emotional burden is amplified tenfold for someone with the syndrome. Now imagine feeling that way every time you feel the slightest tinge of stress or anxiety – that’s basically the kind of problem I had to deal with during my childhood and teenage years, and what this guy was probably going through when he got up on stage.This guy has balls. Massive, rock-hard boulders, and he deserves kudos for doing what he did with the condition he struggles to overcome. Someone give him a cookie!
10-31-2010 @ 3:17PM
I have Asperger's, I'm 15, and dear god is it difficult. High school sucks, so many people, so much peer pressure... This is why I prefer WoW.Red Shirt Guy is a pretty cool guy, eh asks questions and doesn't afraid of anything.
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