OUTCASTS AND “MISFITS”

Oftentimes I feel like an outsider. Like I don’t belong. Like a weirdo. I know others who are like-minded and it reminds me of a line from a song by a band called The Police. The song is called MESSAGE IN A BOTTLE. The song is about a loner on an island “Another lonely day/no one here but me”. The last lyric lines are about getting 100 billion messages in bottles from other loners. The last lines before the last chorus are “Seems I’m not alone in being alone. A hundred billion castaways looking for a home”. I know I am not alone in feeling alone but there definitely is this feeling of…almost isolation. I realize that no 2 people on the Spectrum, or any two people in general, are 100% exactly the same. I think it’s this, in part, that causes this feeling of loneliness and isolation. I know I can talk to my Autistic friends and my beautiful Autistic girlfriend, but they don’t get me. (Sorry babe). They can’t. I am a unique individual. I have my own issue I am not 100% positive anyone else out there can relate to. HOWEVER, as The Police famously sang, “I’m not alone in being alone”. And no…this is NOT a plea or a cry for help. I just call it the way I see it. Bummer as it sounds. I am an outcast among misfits. If you agree or disagree, post and comment either way. Thanks!

Author: AuTom Spectrum Blog

I have Autism and am a self-advocate and public speaker. On the side I do stand-up comedy. I live in Baltimore County and have an AMAZING girlfriend

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