School has always felt like a never-ending obstacle course. I remember thinking as a child that I couldn't wait to turn 18 so I'd never have to be forced to go to school again. The sad thing is that I LOVE to learn but the school system isn't designed to accommodate autistic students; some of the brightest minds are slipping through the cracks. Here is why aspies can make poor students:
An author once commented that he saw me becoming a scholar. In a perfect world I would, but I can't give my schooling 100% without falling behind in my personal life somehow. It's too much for me to juggle. I know many aspies have become doctors and scholars. Just recently I was interviewed for someone's PHD. I asked why she chose me because I don't have that many followers compared to some more well-known advocates. The person responded "you had a way of explaining things that I had never seen before. I knew I wanted to talk to you and see what you had to say." I guess that's as close as a scholar I'll get for the moment being, but I'm glad to know I was able to contribute to a study that serves humanity in some way. I used to be insecure by the fact that I didn't go to university alongside my friends, but it doesn't bother me anymore. I always talk about how I have a trail, and I literally would not be where I am now (which is where I'm meant to be) had I gone to university. For now, I'll just have to settle with being happy, and debt-free. Who knows what the future holds? What I do know is that I intend to be a lifelong learner.