In her song Born this Way, Lady Gaga tells of the importance of loving yourself. Every time I hear it, I think of being an Aspie. I mean, just think of the lyrics:
I'm beautiful in my way, because God makes no mistakes, I'm on the right track baby, I was born this way.
We never asked to be an Aspie, but we were born this way and shouldn't be ashamed of it. It's who we are and changing it would be wrong. We have to love who we are even if it makes you seem like an outcast. You have to accept who you are, warts and all, but especially the warts. They make you YOU. I know it's hard, but like Oscar Wilde says "Be yourself; everyone else is taken." Being an Aspie makes you beautiful and you are no mistake. You were born to change the world. Go do it.
Remember, you were Born This Way.
Originally posted at firstname.lastname@example.org on June 22, 2011.