It’s a pet peeve of mine when people don’t know the difference between the terms “antisocial” and “asocial.“
Everywhere, you hear people saying things like, "Ugh, didn’t go out this weekend- just stayed in my house all day. I’m so antisocial!” Really? You’re antisocial, huh? What’d you do in your house, then? Did you kill someone? Did you rob some people? Get into some fights, break some social norms?
OH- none of that? You mean, you just sat around reading and watching TV? Ohh…clearly you mean ASOCIAL, then.
- The prefix “a” means “not.” Thus, “asocial” means “not-social.” Someone who’s asocial is shy and introverted.
- The prefix “anti” means “against.” Thus, “antisocial” means “against-social.” Someone who’s antisocial (Antisocial Personality Disorder) is against social norms: they lie, cheat, steal, and enjoy causing trouble.
Dexter the serial killer is “antisocial.” People who sit on the internet all day updating Tumblr are “asocial.” (Just kidding- I love you guys! ^___^ )
Hope you guys enjoyed this lesson! Learning the difference might save you quite a bit of trouble in the future heh.
i’m not against people buying from domshops to resell, like, it’s a viable thing, but i get kind of annoyed when they make a huge profit off the kindness of a dom shop owners heart and don’t even tip them? like, they coulda just resold for a profit themselves,
and trust me. some of the profits from reselling marketplace genes? upwards of 40 gems per item at times. you can afford to tip.
I mean, you kinda are. You’re expecting them to pay secret hidden fees.
people who don’t say please and thank you are ugly
You sound neurotypical.
People who have difficulty talking to people and still try are beautiful but people who think that their illness is an excuse to stop caring about how they treat other people are ugly too.
Ok, I’m gonna try and give a balanced, measured viewpoint. Wow, how novel.
First off, let me say that, as an autistic, ADHD, and mentally ill person, I am well aware that there are many neurodivergent and/or mentally ill people who just don’t give a fuck and use their illness as an excuse to be assholes. I personally know many such people. What I’m about to say next is not about them. From this point forward, please assume that I am talking about neurodivergent and/or mentally ill individuals who do care and do want to be decent people.
For many of us, the issue isn’t about “being polite”—the issue is that it often seems that there is only one “correct” way to be polite, and that’s via certain rituals which seem—and, in fact are—completely arbitrary. There is no word for “please” in Danish. Phrases like “no problem,” which are perfectly polite according to most younger people, deeply offend certain older people. To many people like me, it’s these complexities that render the whole system of social rituals confusing and meaningless—especially since there are so many completely neurotypical individuals who don’t follow the rituals, for better or worse. If your brand of neurodivergence involves black-or-white thinking, it’s frankly a huge mess and damn near impossible to follow. Moreover, there are some people who are nonverbal and literally can’t say full sentences (“can I please go to the bathroom”), and if they’re not able to use sign language or write or whatever, they’re SOL I guess???
I’d love to see a world where we’re more open about what constitutes being polite and respectful, and pay more attention to context. There are plenty of people who don’t say please and thank you and are perfectly polite, for whatever reason, and there are plenty of people who use please and thank you all the time who are flat out assholes.
I feel like I shouldn’t have to say this,
Please don’t interact with my blog if you’re a kink blog. You find veterinary stuff interesting? Great. You like pictures of rabbits, that’s cool.
Don’t reblog my bunny in the middle of your NSFW stuff. Definitely don’t reblog my rabbit if that’s your kink (which precipitated this).
I do not want to see my pet sexualized. That’s how a parent feels about their kid. They don’t want to see that shit. I don’t want to see this shit.
You have no business sexualizing a creature without the ability consent.
I can’t stop you from creeping from the shadows, but I will message you and block your ass when I’m done.
This Has To Be The Greatest Idea Ever
#can we get a donation box on the house floor? #I want CNN to train one camera on it at all times #I want John Lewis dropping quarters really loudly into it while Paul Ryan speaks #just ‘ping’ ’-and the affordable care act costs taxpayers-’ ‘ping’ ’-funding abortions at planned parenthood-’ ‘ping’ ’-balance the budget- #‘ping’ ’-will you stop that?!?’ ‘sure – whenever you’re ready’ #‘i got all day mr. speaker – taxpayers pay me to show up here and do my job’ #‘and tell the truth’ (wrangletangle)
Reblogging again for that great addition.
Can we get some donations of US Dollar coins for this project? They hit harder and are worth more.
When one of the 5 foods you eat goes on sale
Is Linus autistic??
I don’t like Jello. It’s wiggly and feels gross in my mouth. Very bad mouthfeel.
I’ve been eating from little fruit cups since the Yogurt I used to eat disappeared off shelves with no explanation. I saw some new ones with peaches suspended in red fluid. I thought it was juice, but was horrified when I opened one at home and realized it was diced peaches suspended in strawberry Jello.
But I braved it and took a bite.
OMG it tasted so good. The little peach slice kind of offset the wiggly Jello feeling and the combination of tastes distracted my gag reflex instead of triggering it.
So I can eat Jello if there’s fruit suspended in it! Yum yum!
“Communication is key to success! You need to feel comfortable reaching out to your team!”
Yeah okay but like, I have social anxiety as a result of being autistic, being unable to read social cues, and only realizing after people have ghosted me that it’s because they found me annoying or I said something they didn’t like.
I do not feel comfortable reaching out to people
- If they don’t make it clear I’m welcome to reach out at any time
- If they have responded with any kind of annoyance or negative tone in any of our past interactions
- If they’re not responsive (see: the ghosting experiences described above)
And yes, this anxiety will prevent me from communicating even when it’s *necessary* for my own success, because I’ve been that badly burned by past social experiences.
Or to put it another way: I function 100% fine in professional social settings, when people are trained to communicate in a way that is friendly, emotionally neutral, and not negative. Outside of like, customer service-style interactions, I’m an anxious mess and social disaster.
@bearonthechair just followed me on Instagram and I immediately feel sick because of ableist language and behaviour.
I made a stim positive comment on one of their posts anyway and it got deleted after only 10 minutes 😦 Ya blocked forever now!
But “positive reinforcement” can’t be that bad, huh? At least it’s positive!? *screams internally* Maybe it’s a good training method for pets but not for kids… Children shouldn’t be forced to do anything! Cause that’s abuse, isn’t it?
The purpose of the “bear on the chair” is
- to make kids sit still
- stay on the chair
- keep them from stimming,
- keep them quiet
- keep them from being comfortable
- keep them from being themselves
- forcing them to act allistic
especially in situations of sensory or emotional overload like having a doctor’s appointment (as I interpret this). So yes that bear is actually a bad thing and it reminds me of ABA therapy.
Also Jimmy Fallon (US talk show host) supports them
So please be aware of ableists they’re frickin weird and they can be everywhere!