It’s important for us to give back to our communities, Spectrumites or not, as we should give back and help others in their times of need, never seeking or wanting anything in return. It may be hard to do at times, but consider if the roles were reversed and ask yourself what you’d like done for you.
I’ve given back in my life for that reason, to give others hope, help, or even some inspiration. From my late College mentor, Larry Berk, to countless poets that have made me a better person, my co-workers, my friends and my family, they have all looked up to and inspired me in some way, shape or form. I feel the need to bring the same light that they all have given me, then as now.
That said, it’s important to take care of yourself above all else. I’ve discovered recently that, as much as I do for other people, I need to do as much if not more for myself and my own needs. There are times where I’ll just go inside my bedroom and just watch TV, or write poems or clean my apartment. It’s things like these, things I like to do and what I need to do to take care of myself, which is paramount to helping me function in the “neurotypical” world.
So I want to ask (or more like challenge you) with a question? What do you like to do to keep yourself happy? Whatever it can be, then don’t be afraid to go out there and do it to the best of your ability and never be afraid of whom you are, deep inside and let that passion help you..,