“Fear always springs from ignorance.” Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
Re: the wider issue, this is just prelude to having every single person taking drugs for autism since we’re all going to be diagnosed as having it at some level or another
I try not to rant too much and I don't want to be one who is bitter or angry. But, I have learned that there are still bullies in this world, and bullies are created out of fear. And that fear is what they do not know or do not understand, which scares them and therefore, they lash out. I, too, lash out with my trying to understand their ignorance. After over 6 million years of human evolution, we continue to throw rocks and attack that which which is unfamiliar and strange; when we should be trying to open up, be tolerant and understand what makes us who we are. For the adage goes, "Once you've met an Aspie, you've only met one Aspie...."