Some thoughts about what Normal is and how it affects me.
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“There is no such thing as Normal.” I keep getting told. “Every one is different and unique.”
That’s not the “Normal” that I’m talking about.
Everyone in the world, no matter where they are, has a certain level of “Normal” that they like their life to be like. It’s different for each person – as different as each person themselves.
Normal is when you’re comfortable with what is going on around you and you have regular things happening that have always happened. When you have your little bubble world sorted into the order that you like it in.
All humans are uncomfortable when their Normal is disturbed, but those who don’t have ASD can change their level of Normal fairly quickly. They can cope with little changes to Normal without feeling unhappy or anxious; big changes to Normal can be reasoned through and adapted to.
For the last year, my…
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