Subtitle: It’s start with the letter ‘m’…
There’s a topic that I like to write about which starts with the letter ‘m’. This ‘m’ thing has been one of my closest friends, one of my best healers, and the number one place that I like to go when I need to either escape or find a connection.
We autistics often feel like the “third wheel” or “an alien from another planet”. I’m certain that I come from an “alien oval planet” but I suspect other autistics might feel that they come from triangular or even square planets. 🙂 In the end it doesn’t matter because we just feel different than most people who cross our paths.
However, sometimes ‘unlike beings’ can discover that either they share a certain trait or they share a common interest. And when that happens, there’s a connection between those two different entities.
Creating a connection with someone is how a friendship is started or even a romantic relationship. That bond will hopefully grow to unexplainable proportions that often lasts a lifetime.
The bond that I cultivated at a very early age was with that ‘m’ thing, and over the first decade and a half of my life the ‘m’ thing enabled me to successfully communicate verbally with humans. It was a long process that required lots of work and practice on my part, but it worked.
As an old autistic surveying the chaos in the world with humans that either don’t get along or feel that they need power over other humans, I often think that they need to meet my friend the ‘m’ thing, find some common ground or common interest, and realize that they might not be as diverse as they thought.
This last thought came to me as I was perusing the latest news-bytes in the US about the remaining Presidential candidates, Clinton, Sanders, and Trump.
On one hand it’s quite entertaining to watch either The Bernie and Hillary Show or watch the one-man show, The Donald Show.
Each is trying to differentiate themselves from the other and win favor with the American people in order to be the next US President; unfortunately only one will achieve that honor and the losers will have to find something else to do.
And probably the saddest part of this that I’ve noticed is how the voters get so fired up against one another depending on who they like that they forget they all share the same species and country.
Not all autistics get along either but normally we find some common ground or motive to rally around to unite us. Most of my autistic friends deplore Autism Speaks so that is our thread to unite us, i.e. Light It Up Gold and NOT Light It Up Blue. 🙂
My friend the ‘m’ thing has some unique powers in my view that could help with almost any chaos or disagreement by transcending language, country, or political party with sounds to evoke emotions, and most of the time the ‘m’ thing creates a unifying result amongst diverse humans that is indescribable with words.
If you have your doubts or you don’t believe me, watch the attached video and formulate your own thoughts.
This is my ‘m’ friend at his or her best.
To be continued…
One thought on “Autism and diversity: what is one medium that unites all humans and some animals too?”
There are some interesting points in time in this article but
I do’t know if I see all of them centre to heart. There’s some
validity but I am going to take hold opinion until I look into it further.
Good post , thanks and we want more! Added to FeedBurner as well.