Population One: Autism, Adversity, and the Will to Succeed
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Talking to Themselves

We all talk to ourselves. For someone who has autism, that person talks to himself in wrong times. To be honest, I do the same thing too sometimes even though I’m older. I would imitate a line from a movie or play because I thought it was such a cool line like:

“Ah-  wait wait let me explain- let me explain something to you- um… I’m not Mr. Lebowski. You’re Mr. Lebowski. I’m the Dude. So that’s what you call me you know uh. That, or um His Dudeness or uh… Duder… or uh… you know, El Duderino, if you’re not into the whole brevity thing.”

That came from the movie The Big Lebowski. I would sometimes repeat that line or any other line that’s funny and cool in inappropriate times, and then I would feel like I shouldn’t of said it in the wrong time when people noticed me talking to myself.

That’s the thing with talking to ourselves, we forget the reality a little bit. Nothing too wrong with talking to ourselves, it’s just going to make ourselves weird.

Sometimes I talk to myself because I would practice what to say later on. I’m a little hard on words sometimes and would forget what to say when it comes to the public. I would repeat myself on what I just said in the past at some times when proud of saying that something.

I have to say, I don’t think people who have autism talk to themselves as much as other people do, it’s just that they talk to themselves more often in the public.

Probably because they are mostly lonely in the public.

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