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#################### Geoff Seidner
Just wondering about someone in the family who can cause a lot of trouble by being completely a social misfit but can be so smart in other ways. He is mean with his words; so this may not be the right term or him.
I would love a reply to this myself. Having lived with a savant(take the word idiot out...lacking in common sense maybe but definitely not an idiot.) for 10 years I know how difficult it can be. My spouse is on the spectrum but he is absolutely brilliant in his area of expertise and he is kind and generous. He is so focused on his task that he finds it hard to relax let alone smile or laugh easily. Many things should be done yesterday. Having said that his organizational skills and his memory are way beyond 'normal.' I never have to wait for anything to be done. I have had great patience with his learning how to treat people as his social skills are lacking and for this I have suffered too. As in it is easier to not be social as I am often afraid of what he will say. I have ten years in and I love him so I am not going anywhere. We are making progress and we have counseling. Would I do it again...NO.
Holly Sauer Aspergers /// completely different from "savant" idiot or not.. Your husband is "wired differently". Aspergers is not a "syndrome" It's the evolution of human beings... I'll take a hundred socially unacceptable truths over 1 sugar-coated lie to keep "friends" ... "the truth hurts" .. I am sorry for you that "wouldn't do it again" but "will hang in there" because of time invested... Imagine, you've been in prison for 10 years... the gates open and they guards say "you're free to go"... do you stay... or walk out? that's the analogy I read... (I don't like it but I've been h...See More
Your husband is not able to read facial expressions.. you have to tell him what you want and need.. You have to say, "I need a hug"... " you have to say, I didn't ask you to solve my problem, I just want you to listen to me and comfort me"- and he will.. the truth shall set you free.
My husband's cousin could tell you everything and anything related to NASA space travel. Dates, astronauts, name of every mission, but couldn't hold down a job, make his own breakfast, etc. He truly was a Rainman. It was fascinating.
my grandson has autism and is very high functioning..he is always singing and can tell when someone is off-key we think he has perfect pitch..his grandfather was a singer and entertainer. his mother is considering giving him music lessons. he has been in several shows...having leads already. he is 12 now. he loves the theatre.he goes to catholic school and is in regular classes.
An IDIOT SAVANT-- My thoughts: a political body in disguise, with untruths veiled with corporate lies. No vision for anything but self conceit. A true idiot savant that has no courage to walk alone and pretend defeat. It is todays favored governmental body, democratic select. 300 million militant minority in a world of seven and one-half billion people suffering humility and problems from that conceit. A factitious disorder by proxy.
I was a savant of fashion and design at 14 yrs old I learned to make clothing which looked store bought my mother was so proud my mother has since past away along with the other 5 members of my family and my 2 best freinds which has hindered my success in the field I could make a pair of jeans within 2 hours I had people at my mom and dads door waiting for the next product I made and they had ordered I'm 49 yrs old now and my entire family has passed I'm the only one left which has made it hard for me to focus on my talent I miss those days I was well known in my town for making high fashion h...See More
I have a friend who has exhibited these symptoms ever since I've known him, 30+ years. Photographic memory, exceptional math skills, but his social skills are limited and sometimes inappropriate . I googled to find this site.
I'm autistic and exceptionally skilled at biology and geology, particularly at making detailed observations and identifying something just by looking at it. I was wondering if I'm a savant, and according to this definition I am. I don't appreciate being called an "idiot," though.
I checked out this sight because two shrinks said that to me. One came right out and said it and the other hinted the one that hinted said I was a genius on one level and not very good on the others. I just figured most folks are like that. anyway just thought I'd comment.
I heard a well-known photograph collector (having one of the finest collections in the world) give a talk last night and his presentation was so weird and self-indulgent, but otherwise brilliant in his knowledge of and taste in photography.
I was thinking about a couple in england some years ago who where in their sixtys that had a son that could play clasic music on the piano who ever had been taught such as mozart or any of the masters but not in the style of those who had played for years, but was a delight to his parents.
i was a savant of fashion and design at 14 yrs old i learned to make clothing which looked store bought my mother was so proud my mother has since past away along with the other 5 members of my family and my 2 best freinds which has hindered my success in the field i could make a pair of jeans within 2 hours i had people at my mom and dads door waiting for the next product i made and they had ordered im 49 yrs old now and my entire family has passed im the only one left which has made it hard for me to focus on my talent i miss those days i was well known in my town for making high fashion high quality clothing also interior design including comforters and curtains what can i do to resume my abilities im 49 now and im really torn by the fact my family and freinds have gone out of my life forever the most recent passing was my bother and sister in 2011 which has saddened me i really need help to get my mind together what shall i do henry