Neurodiverse Media

Neurodiverse people often don’t see the same social lines as neurotypical people but we are still learning from the same media. If you watch something and you know not to repeat something, because it could be taken the wrong way, you can avoid it and that stops you crossing social lines and making mistakes. But when you hear something which you only understand in the context of where you saw it, you can be completely unaware of consequences of repeating that, either exactly as you heard it or by thinking that’s how people communicate. You can easily put something the wrong way simply by using that logic. For example, I remember repeating something I heard in Disney’s Ducktails to a milk man when I was a child. The result was spending the rest of the day in my room. An error in judgement, yes, but one made because I didn’t see the same lines in media. I didn’t understand that the character was probably being rude and because I didn’t understand the grey areas in general. When you have a much more binary thought process you don’t see the extra layers unless that’s expressly explained to you. However the problem is if you aren’t aware of these issues how do you correct for them? I think that’s why media for neurodiverse people needs to be made a priority in the future. In fact, I plan on talking about the media a lot this year because that’s one area I want to focus on helping to change. I’m also working on a YouTube project which I’ll go into at another time once more is in place (probably this summer). We literally think in a different way but live in a world defined by media that doesn’t really ever adjust for that. I really would like to see that change because I think it could help with understanding and communication on a wider scale. Everyone would be happier because things would be clearer. Which would assist in creating less misunderstandings in general in the future. Please feel free to share any of my posts and please like or follow to be notified of future posts. All the best Ross www.mylifeautistic.com Words – Ross A Fraser Graphic Design App – Canva #NewLifeAutistic

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