Because it seems to be a given in this society that social isolation is bad for your health, here is an opposite view.
There is another possibility.....that people who were unable to talk a million years ago are still with us.
In The Shyness Guide, I make the case that detachment is a tool one can use to enter and explore the social world.
What's good for some people sometimes isn't always good for everyone all the time.
Do you know the Barbara Streisand song......'People Who Need People'? - which said that such people are are the 'luckiest people in the world'?
Whenever I see animal tracks ...... I'm always reminded of this obvious truth: that reading and writing are older than speech.
Sometimes psychologists try to explain autism using 'theory of mind'. Books on psychology devote whole chapters to theory of mind, but to keep a lid on this idea, I'll just quote Dictionary.com: the ability to interpret one’s own and other people’s mental and emotional states, understanding that each person has unique motives, perspectives, etc. Those … Continue reading Autism | Theory of Mind | Do you think like a Baboon?
One morning this week, editing my 2012 journal, I came upon a surprise that surprised me again – in physicist Lisa Randall's book Knocking on Heaven's Door (her book about expectations for the Large Hadron Collider), near the end of the book, she makes a comment to the effect that some scientists, like autistic people, … Continue reading Autism | Lack of creativity?
When psychiatrist Ian Stevenson began investigating the children who speak of past lives, there were phenomena waiting for him that he didn't expect. To introduce these, I'm going to use the story of the twin boys, Ramoo and Rajoo Sharma. In 1971, Stevenson says a sessions court judge in the state of Uttar Pradesh, in … Continue reading Paranormal World | Children who remember past lives | Ramoo and Rajoo Sharma and the memory of the body