Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Social Network and Asperger's

It has been a while since I posted here.  Part of the reason for that is my successful avoidance of the news over the past couple of weeks.  I feel so much better when I only have a passing awareness of what is going on in the big bad world.  Sadly it seems I don't have all that much to say when I'm not in full Angry Gnome rant mode.

I was just now watching "Social Network" the movie about the founding of Facebook.  Funny movie in a way but I only made it about 1/2 way through before I was done watching those self absorbed jerks go on and on.  For a while I thought the Mark Zukerberg character showed signs of Asperger's Syndrome but as it went on I changed my mind.  It seemed to me that he was not unaware he was hurting people, he just didn't care.  I have no idea how accurate the portrayal of Mark Zuckerberg was but if he's like the character in the movie he's just a self centered ass not AS.  I've read reviews that went both ways, some say he is and some say he isn't AS.  I say we can't really know based on a movie portrayal.

I'm still learning a lot about Asperger's Syndrome.  I'm on a couple of email lists and have joined a couple of Meet-ups of local Aspies.  I have yet to actually go to a meet-up but have a couple scheduled in the near future.  Perhaps meeting with some actual aspies will help me to decide once and for all if I really do fit into the designation, though based upon the reactions I have gotten from aspies on the mailing lists I'm 99.9% positive.   That still leaves 0.01% chance I'm wrong of course.  I'm not going to bother with the so-called "professional diagnoses" because it costs money, a thing that is in very short supply around here these days.

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