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#ActualL. Spiro

Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:54 PM

This whole subject just confuses me on so many levels.

 

#1: Why the hell would anyone diagnose him- or her- self with any disorder?  Do people really pretend to have a mental disorder just to have an excuse for being an asshole?  Seriously?  I don’t really know what it is like to be an asshole nor to have some kind of mental condition, but I would imagine I would be less embarrassed for just being an asshole.

(I know what you want to say about me not knowing what it is like to be an asshole.  The way I type online and the way I am in reality are exact opposites, as someone here can tell you.  I have had multiple dates tell me I could never be a villain in a TV show or movie because my face is too kind and I am too nice.  Last week I just got a role as a villain in a movie and since then multiple other people have said, “You as a villain?  No way.”  To see me in real life without a smile on my face is a very rare event.)

 

#2: Who the hell cares what the majority of programmers have, if anything?  New study reveals most women have higher levels of estrogen than men!

Men in class: “Ew don’t touch me estrogen-girl!”

I fail to see firstly how it is relevant to anything, but also how such a study could ever be considered a good thing.

How does it help our industry to tell people that being a programmer might be a sign of a mental disorder?

 

#3: In any case the study is flat-out wrong, making it that much more annoying.  In all the countries where I have worked I have never met a single person ever anywhere in-person who I would even remotely consider being Aspergers.  And I am living in Japan, where the chances for having Aspergers in the IT field is highest.  None.  Not in school, not ever anywhere in my life.

 

 

 

I don’t get all the fuss.  “10 flavors of confused,” describes me best.

 

 

L. Spiro


#1L. Spiro

Posted 03 March 2013 - 04:52 PM

This whole subject just confuses me on so many levels.

 

#1: Why the hell would anyone diagnose him- or her- self with any disorder?  Do people really pretend to have a mental disorder just to have an excuse for being an asshole?  Seriously?  I don’t really know what it is like to be an asshole nor to have some kind of mental condition, but I would imagine I would be less embarrassed for just being an asshole.

(I know what you want to say about me not knowing what it is like to be an asshole.  The way I type online and the way I am in reality are exact opposites, as someone here can tell you.  I have had multiple dates tell me I could never be a villain in a TV show or movie because my face is too kind and I am too nice.  Last week I just got a role as a villain in a movie and since then multiple other people have said, “You as a villain?  No way.”)

 

#2: Who the hell cares what the majority of programmers have, if anything?  New study reveals most women have higher levels of estrogen than men!

Men in class: “Ew don’t touch me estrogen-girl!”

I fail to see firstly how it is relevant to anything, but also how such a study could ever be considered a good thing.

How does it help our industry to tell people that being a programmer might be a sign of a mental disorder?

 

#3: In any case the study is flat-out wrong, making it that much more annoying.  In all the countries where I have worked I have never met a single person ever anywhere in-person who I would even remotely consider being Aspergers.  And I am living in Japan, where the chances for having Aspergers in the IT field is highest.  None.  Not in school, not ever anywhere in my life.

 

 

 

I don’t get all the fuss.  “10 flavors of confused,” describes me best.

 

 

L. Spiro


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