The Idea of People

"Lust and Envy" by Maranda Russell

The Idea of People
Written By: Maranda Russell

I love the idea of people,
but I must admit
the reality
often fails to meet
my high expectations.

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Hi! I am an artist, author, and blogger who also happens to have Asperger’s Syndrome. I have won several awards and honors for my writings and artwork. I suffer from a few severe mental illness and chronic pain conditions (Depression, Anxiety, PTSD, Fibromyalgia, CFS/ME, Ehlers Danlos, Degenerative Disc Disease, etc.), which greatly affects my life and makes me want to advocate for others going through similar things. Other interests of mine include reading, writing, drawing, watching cartoons and movies, collecting toys, hanging out with my family, and annoying my 3 cats.

6 thoughts on “The Idea of People”

  1. I love this — I can relate so much. I have so many theoretical ideas about how every single person has such dignity and value, and something to teach us, but in practice I tend to avoid social interactions with most people (especially ones I don’t know). This sounds crazy, but in practice I’ve noticed that I often find it easiest to relate to/empathize with emoticons — even simple smile or frown ones — as if they’re actual people! I think it’s because I know I can trust the authenticity of the emotions depicted, whereas with actual people I’m aware there might be some complex set of social cues/body language I’m not reading properly. Ah, Aspergers.

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