November 26, 2023

Seen on tumblr, from the book "What I Mean When I Say I'm Autistic" by Annie Kotowicz
Like I don't think I'm THAT far on the spectrum but philosophically this is exactly what I was doing in school.

Thinking about it more: one of the most important differences between me and the autistic behavior might be uncertainty? Like (and this is my rough understanding) with autism there's the problem of other minds, that you forget there's other subjective points of view, and so get stressed when other people aren't aligning well with The Truth. But I temper that with the known uncertainty about The Truth, uncertainty that dawned on me as a teen as I contemplated how my fellow Christians could be so certain so many muslims were wrong.