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Life With Autism Day 2 of 30 day challenge

So, death. Yeah, I am writing about a topic most people don’t even want to think about, let alone talk about. What I’ve always wanted to know and always puzzles me is why people respond so negatively towards the topic of death. There was a pre-production film called Death Day where you’re born knowing the day you die and the day before you die everyone throws a huge party. I thought that was wonderful, but everyone else hated it. Why? Wouldn’t it be great to know when you’re going to die, so you can have a formal celebration and have proper closure with people you’ve had issues with? Or even better tell people you hate “Well, tomorrow I die, so it’s the best day on earth cause I won’t have to see you!”

Don’t get me wrong, I am not trying to make death sound like a great thing, it just is what it is. If it weren’t for death, we’d have Genghis Khan, Napoleon, Hitler and every other loon who has ever lived fighting for control of the world. Since no one could die, people would have a terrible time, because those loons would make them wish they could die.  I know I may sound dark, but these are things that I’ve wondered about today, so I am writing about them.  One thing that offends most people is that I refuse to go to funerals, because why do I want to be around people who are crying? I wouldn’t want that. I’d want people to party and do the craziest things they could think of at my funeral.

People seem to like things without any fluctuation, which is quite boring. Do you really want to live by the status quo that you hate and rant about while you’re drunk? I wouldn’t want to do that.  If you had a choice would you rather be in an office working in a little cubicle doing a mundane job or doing something that is risky as hell, but a thrill ride and makes money? I like the risky as hell thrill rides, because then you never work a day in your life and you just have fun!

When someone was grilling me the other day about how risky something I am doing is I said “Things aren’t any fun without risk. The more risk involved, the more fun it is!!!” They haven’t taken much risk in their life. They do the same thing everyday, day in, day out. I do a lot of different things, and not all of them have that epic adrenaline rush I love, but some do.

One great example is the guy who jumped from space to the ground to help advertise Red Bull. Man, that would be awesome to do!! I don’t have anyone who would pay for me to jump from space, but that does sound like fun.

I am not giving career advice, I am just trying to write one post a day about life with autism, and everything I wrote about reflects the way I look at things, which some of it is not related to autism at all, but before I’ve put things up that I thought weren’t autistic traits and found out other wise. I’ve met some very boring people on the autistic spectrum, but others who are awesome and fun to be around.
Anyways, those are a couple things I’ve thought about today. I wonder what tomorrow’s post will be like? Well, you’ll see it when I see it!

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Aspergers emotionless about death

So why am I writing a post about death? Death is normal and everyone cries and grieves, right? Well, no you aren’t right. Aspergers syndrome makes emotions hard to express, even if you do have emotions over something that other people do. Star trek Klingons always say when someone dies “they’re just a shell now do what you want.” while people on and off the spectrum may call me heartless, I feel the same way. I do miss the person that died and if it was someone close to me it rips me up inside and I’ll cry, but funerals, well, what purpose do they serve?? I see no purpose. It is as if they’re designed to make people even more sad. Do you think the person that died would want you crying? No, they’d be trying to comfort you, well most likely. Death is something that I don’t know how to process nor do other people on the spectrum that I’ve talked too about this subject. people put emotions around death like I should’ve done this and that And all of the rituals like funerals, I just can’t process them. the IF factor is illogical, because time travel while currently feasible and could be done pretty easily is illegal, at least in the united states. The aspie way of handling death is to honor the person who died and do what they most likely would want you to do. Funerals probably come from early times like B.C. I believe that we should update our approach to this subject. I’d love insight from anyone on the topic of death and how you deal with it, especially if you’re on the spectrum!!!

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