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Response to Oneironaut (Original post)

Sat Nov 13, 2021, 09:56 PM

3. I am not, but my son is.

He is the most interesting person I have ever known.

He had many struggles with school, despite being extremely intelligent. Currently in a PhD program in astronomy. Spoke with him this evening and learned that an article that he sent out for review is being accepted, with revisions required. Hooray! Part of his degree requirements is to have three articles professionally published. This will be the first, the second is being drafted, and the third will come along soon enough.

I once more or less asked him, "Would you prefer to be neurotypical?" And his answer was a resounding NO! He's used to what he is, even though he understands that it can cause certain problems. For a long time I did wish he were like everyone else but I now cherish his difference.

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