I thought this would be a good topic to discuss. Fitting in, is it hard for others too? Well, I am also an Aspie so that can be part of it as well.
For years, I've had a hard time fitting in around because I am different than most people, I have a hard time relating to people in both the AB world and in the RL as well. However, fortune favor the bold, I feel I fit in better in the real world nowadays as friends know me better and I feel I can fit in even though deep down I know I'm the oddball out.
I also sometimes find social situations hard sometimes. Especially if I am not comfortable in the situation. For example, when I know I won't be comfortable my whale, Dee Dee tags along in my backpack. She tags along whenever I have to deal with family- as I am not comfortable with my family all that well. Knowing she's there makes me feel better. And no, I don't take her out- I leave her there; I'm not that dumb.
Even fitting in online is hard because I like to avoid the drama and flame wars that seem to pop up, plus I am not like most AB's, I can't stand cutesy crap- If I have to put up with it, I need double that amount of time on Call of Duty, Grand Theft Auto or Homefront.
I have been thinking about this a lot. Sometimes I wonder where I stand in the AB world about fitting in as I feel so different. I am not one of the big ones that can socialize well with other AB's, I've had bad experiences and I have had a hard time just dealing with it off and on. It's hard for me to relate to other ABs because of those bad experiences and I always seem to run into nuts, wackos, weirdos and people who play with other people's emotions.
For here at ADISC, I feel I can fit in but I know I am not popular and I admit that. I always have found fitting in hard, especially with other AB's. I find it hard because I don't relate well as I tend to live more in adult interests than baby interests for some reason. I think it's hard for me to turn my analytical brain off sometimes. Even my RL experiences with AB's have failed miserably because of people who play with other's emotions.
The reason I have been thinking about this is because I just celebrated a birthday recently and a lot of things have been on my mind as I get older in life. Do others even as they get older in life have a hard time fitting in as I do? Just been wondering a lot about that lately.