What can you tell me about Aspies who have failed in life?
There have been numerous successful people with Asperger’s: http://www.disabled-world.com/artman/publish/article_2086.shtml
Now, what people do you know in your life who have Asperger’s but whom you’d agree are “life’s failures?”
They had a lot of potential, but why did they fail to reach it?
I ask this question because I know there are many bright people who fail to do well in life because a set of wrong circumstances come together or they otherwise aren’t dealt the best cards.
(Even though Michael Oher wasn’t an Aspie, he lived a lowlife’s life during much of his childhood and half his adolescence, and would’ve failed if he hadn’t have been picked up by a wealthy family. Have you ever watched “The Blind Side?” He moved on to become an honors student in college and a star for the NFL.)
So what Aspie do you know who could have done well in life, but didn’t do well in the end? What caused them not to do well, and what do they do now?
Learning these cautionary tales could help a few of us learn how not to screw up.