No need to be selfconsious about this, it's awesome!! I don't entirely get the whole 'autism speaks' discussion, probably because I don't live in the USA, but I totally respect you for talking about things this way!! Sometimes I don't understand either why I, autistic and all, can see the other side of things and others don't. But I think it's always a good idea to try to see things the 'grey' way (instead of black and white).
I guess it doesn't make sense to me that people wouldn't want to learn from others that think differently than them. I want to know the reasons why people hold their opinions, even if I don't agree with them. Thanks for the comment!
A video! What a fine idea! It is important to have respect for other bloggers and it can be painful when people judge you and "flame" on you.I feel so vulnerable posting comments to others. It is nice to have a safe haven to come to. You are very fair and kind to your commenters. :)
Thank you! I could never see you being rude or posting anything controversial. Your comments are always nice. You are always more than welcome to comment here or on my page!
What an amazing video!! Thank you so much for sharing such an important and beautiful message.
Thank you for commenting! I'm glad that I didn't delete it permanently!
You are a beautiful and articulate person. I'm so glad you posted your video, as I've sent comments before without thinking, "Would I say this if I were face-to-face with this person?" I hope I've never upset anyone by doing that, and will now consider my words more carefully. I don't comment much, but I do read your blog and Facebook statuses daily. I've laughed and cried with you. My son is 8 and sometimes I send him off to school with my stomach tied up in knots. Kids can be incredibly hurtful. Hmmm, as can adults...
Thanks so much for your comment! I think anonymity and impersonal feelings the internet possesses allows us to sometimes do and say things in a really harsh, judgmental manner that we'd probably not do in a real life communication. It doesn't allow for as much empathy. I think we've all done pressed the Enter key without thinking about how what we're about to say is going to effect the person receiving.
Wow. So spot on. Loved it, a very good message. And i got kinda choked up when you talked about knowing that Bubby is going to have to go through so much of what you suffered growing up, and that there really isn't much way to prevent that. I keep hoping that the next generation won't have it so bad, but it's just not happening yet.
I still haven't blogged about that yet. I think you understand why. It's just so hard to think about. Like you said, I was hoping it might not happen to him, but I guess there really is no way to prevent it, realistically. Thanks for commenting. Video isn't my best platform, but even this aspie needs to shake things up a little sometimes!
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