Sunday, 31 August 2008

Outing the famous

This kind of relates to my post about painting negatives as positives, but I'd like to know about any famous people that have Asperger Syndrome (AS). The problem with this task is that people with AS think that anyone who has ever done anything good ever, must have AS. Even people who were alive before AS was invented are not safe from posthumous diagnosis. People with AS are supposed to like spinning things and I'm sure Einstein is spinning in his grave.

It seems that "outing" successful people seems to pander to some people's delusions that you can only be a free thinker or innovator if you have AS. It's as if people without AS can't possibly be good at anything, and having AS grants you membership to some club that means you'll probably make something of your life. that other famous AS sufferer Barry George.

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