|Posted by Admin on July 28, 2012 at 1:00 PM|
I was going to try to paint how I felt about the Autism Community, but nothing seemed to be working out. My idea was going to be a painting of puzzle pieces divided by one thick jagged line with about a dozen words describing what divided the community. The biggest word was going to be "fear".
But the issue was that some of the words I picked out were also describing what brought the community together. "Parenting Techniques", for instance, was a phrase that describes what the community may disagree on, yet also find support in each other.
Basically, it was all too confusing. I thought, maybe I would just use the word "fear", but it just wasn't working out.
To be completely honest, my goal of the painting wasn't to say WHAT was dividing the Autism Community, but the fact that I don't think the community will ever UNITE. I don't think it can. It's similar to the idea of World Peace. We all WANT it, but we can't AGREE on how to GET it. There is always going to be someone who feels a different way, or feels the need to change someone's opinion, or just doesn't agree to disagree. Even though we all want to be united, I don't think we will. I don't want to be negative about it, I just don't see it happening.
That brings me back to the word "fear". I fear what will happen to us, if we all continue to try to unite, and keep missing it. Will we have our own wars? Will we have our own groups? I fear that humanity will not be able to solve its issues, and instead of being united, we will be weak and divided amongst ourselves. I just wish we could all agree to disagree.