My nephew is very creative. He views the world in a unique way. He’s super smart and has the ability to focus on many things other people miss.
I love this artwork he created. He enjoys drawing very small and detailed things. Someday he may be an inventor.
He was diagnosed with a very mild form of autism a few years ago. Autism is a complicated thing. Though some people see it as a handicap, I think that people with autism can function in ways other people can’t. Autism gives a person an interesting set of filters to view life that “normal” people don’t have. If you haven’t seen the movie Temple Grandin, I would highly recommend that you do. It was one of my favorite movies of the last five years.
Everyone has some level of “abnormalities” that are used to categorize individuals. We may not have enough to be put into a distinct personality disorder box, but we all function strongly in some areas and weakly in others.
We’re all weird. And I’m glad about that.