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by Dan
Sat May 19, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Novels/Films/TV series
Replies: 2
Views: 162

Re: Novels/Films/TV series

Not sure about neurodiversity specifically, but Vonnegut or Keller are my main go to guys regarding the eccentricities of the human mind. Thinking about it, you might enjoy A Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime if you've not already come across it. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ksPDRSnh...
by Dan
Thu May 17, 2018 1:51 pm
Forum: Relationships
Topic: Is there a link between dyspraxia and misinterpretation?
Replies: 5
Views: 827

Re: Is there a link between dyspraxia and misinterpretation?

I've been told in the past that my tone of voice was wrong, too loud, too quiet, etc. I don't think it's just you! And I've ended up arguing with people before just because of a misinterpretation. Me too. It sounds a lot like you're suffering with Asperger's Syndrome in the case you describe there,...
by Dan
Fri May 11, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Wrote a song about Dyspraxia, lol
Replies: 0
Views: 46

Wrote a song about Dyspraxia, lol

Hey all. I was bored so I wrote a song a couple of days ago. My singing isn't very good and it's awkward to sing it, but what do ya think?

https://soundcloud.com/mikehawkbiscuit/ ... alitydraft
by Dan
Thu May 10, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Being compared to being on drugs
Replies: 17
Views: 320

Re: Being compared to being on drugs

Small amounts of alcohol drinking are supposed to increase life expectancy, yeah, but I was talking about something like 15 units a week in that example. :) I suppose the problem is that words like moderate are a bit vague unless they are qualified by a number. I've made up a rather crude table of ...
by Dan
Wed May 09, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Being compared to being on drugs
Replies: 17
Views: 320

Re: Being compared to being on drugs

I would argue that weed is definitely less harmful than alcohol in moderation based on my own experience, although moderate alcohol use is actually perfectly healthy on the whole. The primary concern with weed is that if people have latent schizophrenia, it can exacerbate symptoms, but I would much...
by Dan
Tue May 08, 2018 7:18 pm
Forum: Work
Topic: No job at 26, feel like a failure and that the lack of support I've had for dyspraxia is partially to blame.
Replies: 19
Views: 302

Re: No job at 26, feel like a failure and that the lack of support I've had for dyspraxia is partially to blame.

Yeah, I'm just going to say this now, I did excellently at college. Superbly. In fact, I got into the local newspaper I did so well at college. When I was at university, I wanted to either progress to further studies and become an academic/professor (I think that's a dream to put to bed now) or bec...
by Dan
Tue May 08, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Being compared to being on drugs
Replies: 17
Views: 320

Re: Being compared to being on drugs

We accept risk with every decision we take. My point is that either alcohol, weed and tobacco should be illegal or they should all be legal. The way it works right now implies that weed is more dangerous, when it is far less dangerous. My main point is simply that pushing weed underground is not th...
by Dan
Tue May 08, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Keeping Current With Fresh Posts
Replies: 32
Views: 1383

Re: Keeping Current With Fresh Posts

Wish I could think of more American words that could stimulate such controversy and back-and-forth witty responses. No, seriously for now on I'm going to check with the British consulate before I respond to any posts, LOL. Us British are extremely afraid of displaying our emotions up-front in any c...
by Dan
Tue May 08, 2018 6:47 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Does Anyone have Kids or want Kids
Replies: 19
Views: 730

Re: Does Anyone have Kids or want Kids

For me the question is, Is it a forgone conclusion that we would pass our difficulties on to our offspring? Can we as Dyspraxic/neuro diverse types not make a useful and valid contribution to society or do we sit back and let others dare to see us/dismiss us as oxygen thieves? Whilst learning disab...
by Dan
Tue May 08, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Keeping Current With Fresh Posts
Replies: 32
Views: 1383

Re: Keeping Current With Fresh Posts

I don't know that one can compare spoken dialogue from a TV show with written text. The latter has no facial expression, no tone or voice inflection, etc. Therefore it might be good idea to ask for clarification when in doubt. I do, however find it interesting that just one little word could elicit...
by Dan
Mon May 07, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Being compared to being on drugs
Replies: 17
Views: 320

Re: Being compared to being on drugs

Alcohol and tobacco are genuinely dangerous, yeah, but weed has never killed anybody in the thousands of years it has been smoked, so I'm glad that the US and Canada are waking up to the idea of legalisation. The UK is still somewhat behind, however. I agree with you that laws that ban drugs and al...
by Dan
Mon May 07, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Keeping Current With Fresh Posts
Replies: 32
Views: 1383

Re: Keeping Current With Fresh Posts

[ Me thinks the lady doth protest too much. All I said was 'seriously?' The rest was your projection; those are your words not mine I apologize if my previous post was too harsh. It seems as if our wires have got inadvertently crossed. The word 'seriously' is not much used as a one word utterance o...
by Dan
Mon May 07, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Day-to-day living
Topic: Sensory Integration Dysregulation
Replies: 1
Views: 93

Re: Sensory Integration Dysregulation

I also despise hot temperatures, although it doesn't cause nausea for me.
by Dan
Mon May 07, 2018 1:16 am
Forum: The Lounge
Topic: Being compared to being on drugs
Replies: 17
Views: 320

Re: Being compared to being on drugs

Anti-drugs legislation arguably harms more people than the drugs themselves in my opinion, especially in relation to marijuana. I'm possibly shifting my position on fence a little in that while it's not for me, a lot of people find it helps and I feel some sort of legal access for therapeutic use w...
by Dan
Mon May 07, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Dyspraxia Chat
Topic: Keeping Current With Fresh Posts
Replies: 32
Views: 1383

Re: Keeping Current With Fresh Posts

Can see views on this are somewhat polarised. If it were possible being able to 'like' a post, it could give the poster a sense that his or her post/response had been at least acknowedged but sometimes a like can be construed as inflammatory! Yeah, I think a rating system would probably reduce the ...

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