Yes I have wondered, considering autistic people tend to be overflowing with empathy there may be something more to it.
In my personal experience Autistic people are no more empathetic than most people. They Just can't control their emotions as well as most people. Not that there's anything wrong with autistic people, it's just they require...a careful and measured approach usually.
As am I. I started digging around the internet, trying to gain some enlightenment as to why I seem to be wired differently than most people.
Turns out Asperger's syndrome describes my personality so closely it was almost eerie reading it.
Have you ever wondered if your dog knows exactly what you're saying and just pretends to play dumb?
Oh good, I'm not the only one who's had a completely asinine and idiotic thought.
Do you know the sound of comedy jumping over your head?
No, enlighten me, Yossarian
This has some ground to it. People with mental disorders often have Heightened sense in parts of our brains that "normal" people have very little function in.
i think you have a point
in about half the cases its really just a case of someone who is different using the system to milk out a free ride. I suffered a massive head injury and have been around a LOT of mental people durring treatment. <br />
few were missing marbles. MANY were petty crooks on a program.
absolutely. There are a lot of things that people with all kinds of mental disabilities can do and understand that others can't
I suppose it depends on the disability but yes, I have wondered that about some. In fact, some cultures believe people whom we would call insane are actually "touched by God" or in tune with some spirit world. <br />
In terms of depression and those kinds of mental illnesses, I think that most of those are actually the result of a society which simply leaves too many people isolated and lonely due to a breakdown of our inherent social organizations, which are fundamental to "feeling human."
There is evidence that when certain parts of a mind are "disabled" other parts might move in to compensate, sometimes with striking or unexpected results. Overall, the mind is a mystery, and people are given the label "disabled" according to what they can or can't do compared to certain averages. That leaves a lot of room for splinter or savant skills, which can develop when one part of the brain is damaged or not operating in the typical fashion. I know that there are things that some autistics can "see" that I cannot. But it's not so much that they are what I'd call higher all around- it's just different. Just another wonderful twist of the capacities of a human mind.
Sometimes I've found out they really weren't disabled.<br />
I worked with this chick at a fast food place, she had Down's. She "acted" the part and I would end up doing her work, she would say it was too much etc... While I was doing something super ****** for her, emptying rancid oil buckets I looked up and there was the sliest, most, amused look on her face. I pointed at her and I said "hey you!!!" and she said "gotcha good huh?" lol
I always wondered if they REALIZED they were mentally disabled
If they could realize that they wouldn't be disabled now would they?
yeah...but I dunno
realizing is the first step to fixing it.
Although it only works for emotionally disabled people
no but I would say the majority of people writing these questions are!
Well it's one or the other
Yep, that's why they **** their pants.
I'm mentally disabled but I have about normal iq tho.
Woah...Sounds like a stoner conversation, lol!<br />
But yea, I've wondered that, too.
Lol! I hate narcs, and I hate people that make weed look like something addictive, or like it's crack, or something...
I'm a huge stoner, and to me, weed is never something that is "needed." if it is, then I don't do it. It's just one of life's pleasures, that I enjoy. One of many. Not a big deal, lol! It bugs me when people take stuff too far.
As for a higher level of understanding yes. When one lacks in one area other areas compensate.Def people have other senses hightened as do blind people.So logic dictates the same would apply to those with mental deficits. I knew a guy with autism who had trouble associating with others,yet bring him any broken electronic device he would eitherf fix it or search other devices to repair the one that you brought him.
I think that's the wrong definition. I might be wrong, but disabled is a physical condition, Mental issuse are differant
Someone with mental health problems. My mum is disabled from MS. I have a friend with mental health problems, he's not disabled, just has mental issues
so what conditions are classed as mental disability?
I think i'm just being picky, what you mention above are disorders rather than disability's.
I think if even for just a single day, all such people became normal and all the normal people became mentally disabled, things would change after.
Did it happen to you?!
Naw, I wouldn't wish that on anyone. But extreme perception changes sometimes take extreme life experiences.