We laugh at them, we leave them alone, we insult them, we male fun of them, but always remember God has gifted everyone with specialities and defects.
Autism is a disorder, an illness, in which children have impaired or poor communication and social involvement abilities. It usually becomes apparent within first three years of life but some mild cases can be detected and diagnosed in schooling stage or even adulthood. Even in old age too this disorder can be seen suddenly. Studying scientificly, autism affects information processing in the brain by altering nerve cells and their synapse connect and organize, how this occurs is not well understood.
As we say, never disgrace God’s any creation. And this implies so true with autistic people too. They maybe born with some defects but they are enriched with some of the best traits. We all claim to value the truth and insist on saying true always. But almost all of us tell little white lies, except people suffering with autism. To them, truth is truth. They would never accept the most-accepted-fact that the-lie-spoken-for-good-is-not-a-lie, for them wrong means wrong. This makes them distinct from the mob.
Today it seems like everyone around us is jUST thinking about our future, would this be fruitful or not, would this of any use, ohh.. what would it earn for me and so on.. hardly living in the present moment and making the beat of it, living the best of it. Again this is what autistic people do at their best. People suffering witb autism truly attend to the sensory input that surrounds them, they are truly in the present. Some see beauty that others miss, though they pass by it every day. Many have achieved the ideal of mindfulness. Many just never a damn about little things that surround them, always remain engrossed in their troubles and other stuffs.
Another very appreciable trait of autistics that actually everyone should take in is that they never judge others. They have no scale of from-0-to-10, who is pretty, rich, fat , like that. For people with autism, these distinctions hold much less importance than for typical folks. In fact, people on the spectrum rarely see others through different surfaces to discover the real person. For them everyone is equal.
Many people with this disorder are truly passionate about the things, ideas, and people in their lives. They spend the time, energy, and imagination necessary to truly master their area of interest, and they stick with it. People with autism are not tied to Social expectations. I guess, this point is good and bad with different perspectives. For a normal person, he thinks before taking steps abouthis social status. But for people with autism, social expectations can be honestly unimportant. What matters is true liking, shared interests, kindness, and the desire to spend time together.
Not neglecting the point that people with autism have terrible dreams and memories. But also these people are lot into specifications and minor details.
In many cases, they have a much better memory than their typical peers for all kind of critical details. They are also less materialistic. No necessarily, but they are. In general, people with autism are far less concerned with outward appearance than their typical peers. As a result, they worry less about brand names and other external things. They are also less inclined to see salary or title as desirable for their own sake. They see the trueness and reality.
Remembering little things while meeting up people, all these traits make them assets, make them so different and beautiful at heart from the rest of the world and this is what we have to accept and appreciate.
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