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Ataraxia and Aspergers

Postby JoachimBoaz » Tue Aug 09, 2011 2:53 pm

I have been diagnosed with mild Aspergers.
Tho i think the 'professional' was a bit simple.

My daughter is a psychologist and she put it this way.

Profound aspergers can indeed be debilitating in modern society.
But variants of mild aspergers are what is most lauded in a dog eat dog society.
Lack of compassion. Ruthlessness. A zen like self centeredness.

Ataraxia or Ataraxy. calm disinterest emotionally in what surrounds us.
Almost the essence of scientific objectivism.

The opposite of screaming pannicking fools that is depicted as the 'norm' in a situation where the
pooh hits the fan.

As i noticed there is a arrogance thread.
Count me in
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Re: Ataraxia and Aspergers

Postby petrossa » Tue Aug 09, 2011 5:14 pm

:lol: There is? Missed that one. Count me in too.
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Re: Ataraxia and Aspergers

Postby evolutionary » Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:17 am

i feel like that fits me quite well compared to full blown AS. I always thought i had mild Aspergers
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Re: Ataraxia and Aspergers

Postby MarshAbChaos » Wed Aug 10, 2011 9:06 pm

I think there is something in this. Perhaps another diagnosis involving ataraxia.
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Re: Ataraxia and Aspergers

Postby Twist » Sat Aug 13, 2011 2:24 pm

i came across the terms of ataraxia and aponia a few years ago. imo, ataraxia can almost be synonymous with autistic traits, whether because of egocentricity or because of the logical, systematic understanding of causality regarding all things around us.

the only arguement i have against this is that the anxiety felt by Aspies regarding change or overwhelming social situations fly in the face of it, unless they're stoned :wink:
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Re: Ataraxia and Aspergers

Postby petrossa » Sat Aug 13, 2011 5:21 pm

being drunk helps too.
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Re: Ataraxia and Aspergers

Postby Chic Geek » Sun Aug 14, 2011 1:01 am

I approach everything with scientific reasoning even things that are "supposed to be" approached emotionally as deemed by society. I suppose that makes me seem cold and self centered because I dissect a situation and come at it from a logical perspective.
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Re: Ataraxia and Aspergers

Postby strawberryindigo » Sun Aug 14, 2011 5:33 am

imnotnuts wrote:I approach everything with scientific reasoning even things that are "supposed to be" approached emotionally as deemed by society. I suppose that makes me seem cold and self centered because I dissect a situation and come at it from a logical perspective.


Good for you, this puts you at an advantage. we need more logic in this world.
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Re: Ataraxia and Aspergers

Postby JoachimBoaz » Sun Aug 14, 2011 3:04 pm

Imnotnuts

Excellent post

-- Mon Aug 15, 2011 1:09 am --

Ataraxy is a fixation of mine.
A synergy of objectivism and Philosophy/religion. Nyeh
but then again..im crazy ;). A Philosophy/Religion? what is that?

We make our way with the tools we have. The skills.
Some can. some cannot.

I, bless the existance i have. What other define me as is the least of my troubles.
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Re: Ataraxia and Aspergers

Postby phoenixknight » Sun Aug 14, 2011 4:26 pm

I must admit, after seeing how emotions can distort the interpretation of things and prevent clear headed thinking. Alongside experiencing how anxiety can scramble your thoughts, I have lately preferred to sit back when arguments flare up and be the one who stays calm and able to clearly think. Regardless of whether it leads to the right conclusions. I do still feel a lot though and feel anger and despair at injustice and cruelty. My challenge right now is to find out the appropriate balance between them.

I guess you could call one of my obsessions the relationships between emotions, reason, social interaction and how they influence society and ourselves with a philosophical outlook. A synergy of objectivism and philosophy is interesting and not weird.
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