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Creativity and autism seem to go hand in hand. I think it’s got a lot to do with the way we think. As far as I can tell non autistic people seem to think more in probabilities. While I definitely think in possibilities, so regardless if it’s likely it’s possible. That can be really good, my hope to fill the void in media for example. However when a negative possibility is an option is hard not to worry about that. For example when the news of Covid come out I struggled for about 8 months. My mind kept replaying the information over and over. Playing out every possible outcome, and it can feel real. When I get new information my brain processes it. Categorises it and connects that thought to every image I’d seen, article I had read and film I’d seen. Basically I was replaying scenarios in my mind in which the outcome was I lose everyone I love. I have to avoid negative outcomes, or at least try and make myself as unaware as I can. I stay away from the news, certain movies, a newspaper and so on. I don’t want to know how bad the world is today. I think that’s why I focus on what tomorrow could be. Because I see a world that is going down a path we can’t come back from. People are complex, and interesting and different. We all have strengths that when brought together could make for a pretty amazing world. I have read countless stories about history, about the cost of when we apposed each other. Very rarely have I read about when we all accepted each other. View difference as a just a brushstroke in the painting of life. Wouldn’t that be an incredible gift to leave future generations. True acceptance the world over. Please feel free to share any of my posts and please like or follow to be notified of future posts. All the best Ross Words – Ross A Fraser Imagery – Ross A Fraser Graphic Design App – Canva #NewLifeAutistic

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