Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed
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Looks on the outside.

I have been observing people’s looks throughout the years. All over school, in the city, on T.V., and a lot of other places in the world.

When I look at myself in the mirror, I see something different then other people. Of course, every face is different, but I’ve noticed that I have a rounder head, bigger smile, red lips, and pale skin.

Later on, I had a thought that says that people who have autism look very different face-wise and it bothered me for a while. I then figured out that even people have less confidence about themselves as well, so that makes me no different from everyone else. As I was writing my book, I had this theory that I can’t slow down to looks, there needs to be confidence about the looks on the outside. I think that people should feel good about themselves and not have the looks slow them down. Of course, it’s always great to take care of the outside like brushing teeth, washing, bathing, and eating. Because even having good food makes people feel good about themselves.

I’ve always heard of that saying “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover.” and for a while… I don’t know why it’s being said. A book cover doesn’t have attitude with speech. A book cover needs to show what the book is about, that’s like a preview on what it’s going to be about. A book cover that says “Stinky Feat.” is something I would never read. Unless if it says “The Runner.” Then it would bring my attention. To me, it all counts on the outside and on the inside in order to be a great person.

These are all just thoughts that come up to my mind, because to me, it’s always cool to see what other people are thinking about the world. Especially to someone who has autism, it’s a whole new experience.

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