Thursday, 5 May 2011
Earlier, Mum said that she thinks that having Asperger’s is a gift. With that, one can be a genius, one can know so much, it’s something special. I asked her if she thought that feeling like you’re in a bubble, if while listening to someone all you can hear is jarbled sound, if you want to talk but the words get caught somewhere between your brain and mouth, if those were gifts. She said no. So then, I asked her, can Asperger’s be a gift? I have good days when I’m ‘normal’. I have great days when I can absorb knowledge more easily, and can use it well. I have bad days when my traits show, or when I feel trapped in my bubble. Bad days are the main part of the ‘gift’, so to me this is not a gift at all.