I am an Independent thinking highly functional person who is deaf and has many Aspie traits. That makes me a pretty rare creature on this earth. I became deaf about 30 years ago and have had Aspie traits all my life but only recently discovered that it had a name. Due to my circumstances in life, I have a somewhat different view of the world that you may find interesting, maybe even enlightening.
I am deaf, but that is not who I am. It is just an affliction that I must cope with on a daily basis. I went deaf about thirty years ago. Even though it is stressful and extremely tiring at times, I have maintained my roots in the hearing world. I am seldom around other deaf people but enjoy sharing experiences and learning from them when we do meet.
I have several Aspie traits but I don’t know if I “qualify” as an official Aspie so I don’t call myself that. In case you don’t know Asperberger’s is on the Autism spectrum. I didn’t discover that many of my lifelong traits had a name attached to them until relatively recently. Looking back I can now understand why I was sometimes quite different than those around me. While I shun eye contact, not very adept at social situations, and don’t care much for crowds, I am for the most part seen as a highly intelligent functioning person (if there is such a thing). Having Aspie traits has given me a different view of the world. If you want to get a more thorough understanding of Asperger’s Syndrome and how it affected me, then take a look at my 10 part series “My Journey Into Asperger’s Syndrome.”
I am passionate about many things in my life. Writing and particularly blogging is one of them, so I blog about what gets me up in the morning and what excites me. I blog about my view of the world as my hero Will Rogers taught me to do.