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    @Ben I would urge caution.. I set out for a similar thing 5-6 years ago and it did not go well, I only ended up traumatised and demoralised. I'm sure you are not as idealistically naive as I was - you can still have your ideals but be in touch with reality (which I wasnt really). Taking responsibility for your own sense of safety and security is a mark of maturity, make sure that you know your limits and what you can do and can actually achieve. Sure you are an unlimited soul, and authenticity is always important in everything you do, but just be aware of your own limitations as a human being in this life, and take care of yourself - you are the only one who will, when it comes down to it. I do think a grounded sense of safety is important for people on the spectrum with challenges with sensory and social things - to conventionally 'make it' in the world, you need to be able to navigate it well. I also think its awful people stay in a soul sucking jobs or lives. Ive come to accept people do this for survival and might compromise most of their dreams for having one - having a home and family instead of travel, or being a 'starving artist' - or vice versa, and do what they can to at least have part of their souls needs met - I think the only response to that is compassion. These people tend to turn to drinking or some kind of addiction/numbing just to not feel the pain having to do that and just get by as best they can, they carry traumas and their own burdens, like anyone not completely enlightened. I used to feel frustrated with these people also, so I get it, but I more just feel heart broken for it. Its more tragic and more complicated than being unwilling to change - its the whole structures of the world (like capatalism, meritocracy and ableism, and the lack of value on human life) and where we are as human beings especially our self awareness of our own wounds when it comes to parenting because so much of the same traumatic baggage keeps getting past down generation to generation just in slightly different form. The way we treat the earth - and every creature on it like "The giving tree" (its a childrens book, hopefully you get the reference). Anyway, I do genuinely hope things go better for you than they did for me. I still believe in change, of course. Is it not possible to stay where you are and still pursue your dreams - if it is manuscripts, cant this be done online with submissions? If your able to pursue travel, thats awesome, but cant you plan for it budget-wise? and have some money put aside if you dont get a job again straight away, or return to the farm once you are done?
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    I certainly do like to have control over my environment but at the same time like variety. In fact, sometimes I thrive off unpredictability and ensure the idea of taking something as it comes. In a way its planned chaos, except that the chaotic part is the part I can't predict at all, but I can predict that I'll be doing something unexpected. The one thing that I love to do every once in a blue moon and hope to repeat later this year is visiting London alone and purposefully have no set plan to where I'm going to go to. Generally I walk along side different street until I get fed up of it or get intriqued by a certain street. One time I reached a random street and looked at its name, wow, it was called Great Ormond Street. Its famous for having a childrens hospital. Another time, I kept randomly changing the tube, landed up on Kings Road, randomly decided to look round to take in this famous street and there was someone dressed like a 1960s teddy boy running in my direction, another time landed up on Brick Lane and then in what turned out to be a French quarter where the street names started with 'rue'. But, with that said, I do to some extent have routines although not really at fixed times. I certainly have a bit of routine to allow rest which I need a lot of, especially when in employment as I am currently.
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    Sounds like you may like the movie Pleasantville. A fan of 1950s soap opera is literally transported into his favourite soap called Pleasantville. He sees the fifties as nostalgic so is delighted to be right in the middle of a fifties family with his ultra modern sister. All of them are in black and white and society is rigid. Everyone does the same thing and follows their role. Nobody swears in.Pleasantville but the teens say, "Gee whiz!". The men.always hang their hat on the hat-stand and say, "Honey I'm home!" and the the school basketball team never lose. There is a place in Pleasantville called Lovers Lane where young couples go as far as "holding hands". Anyway, the sister rebells. She starts to teach her classmates to chew gum and say "cool". Worse, she goes down on the school team captain Skip in Lovers Lane in their car. People start turning from black and white to colour but this horrifies the Pleasantville residents. People turn nasty and then the rigid side of Pleasantville is exposed. They pass laws to oppose change.


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