This post was originally published at http://myaspielife.wordpress.com/2012/04/30/myaspielife-to-i-wish-i-didnt-have-aspergers-autismpositivity2012/ and is reprinted here with permission from the author.
MyAspieLife to ‘I Wish I Didn’t Have Aspergers’: #AutismPositivity2012
April 30, 2012 by myaspielife
I’m guessing that you’re reading this because you did a search for “I Wish I Didn’t Have Apserger’s” or something of that sort. And while I prefer to stick with facts and things I understand, I don’t know you, so I’m going to make an exception this time. So let me further speculate that you are searching for answers, seeking comfort, desperately longing to know that you are not alone. You feel different. You don’t fit in, no matter how hard you try. You’re always on the outside looking in.
Let me assure you – you are not alone. Yes, you are different, maybe painfully so, but that just makes you, well, different, and there’s nothing wrong with that. Still, I cannot tell you that having Asperger’s will make your life any easier. In fact, you probably already know that it won’t.
But in case you don’t know it, let me just say that Aspies are special and wonderful people. Brilliant, honest, loving people. We are not machines, we are not freaks – we are loving souls with brilliant minds. We see the world in a way that others can only imagine. The world can overwhelm us, it can blind us, it can deafen us, but it can’t defeat us. It can only make us stronger. And because of that, we can make the world a better place.
So if you are feeling alone, know that you are not. If your heart is aching, know that others share your pain. And if you ever say to yourself, “I wish I didn’t have Asperger’s,” know that every Aspie has probably said that too.
No, you are not alone. And I can guarantee, you are amazing.