Anxiety? Yeah!

So, a lot of people with LD or autism or Asperger’s or whatnot are anxious. Some are so anxious it’s a disorder.

Maybe we’re born with it. Maybe it’s given to us.

Because, for many people with LD or autism or Asperger’s or whatnot, the world keeps tossing us the unexpected. Praise for what’s easy. No praise for what’s hard. Blame for God knows what (yeah, it’s obvious to you, if you’re neurotypical, but it’s not obvious to us! What did we do wrong? What did you want? What did you  want us to do? What did you do? How should we know that???

And then, blango! Out of the blue – YOU GOT IT WRONG!

Well, after a while of being randomly punished and rewarded for no apparent reason we get anxious. If you do that to rats, they get anxious. If you do it to dogs, they get anxious.  If we didn’t, we’d have to be catatonic.

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