I hear excuses upon excuses for things like depression and anxiety such as "we've evolved to fear that which is dangerous", yet, because of my autism, I generally avoid social situations that might be dangerous without necessarily fearing it. In fact, more often than not, my anxiety disorder causes me to feel intimidated from speaking up in situations where people are trying to take advantage of me or people I care about and I end up feeling regret for what I could have done.
With depression, it is pretty much the same thing. That if people lose it is best not to try again. Again, with my autism, I can be pretty happy just sitting in here typing at my computer without giving two damns about what the rest of the world thinks. I tend to avoid arguments I can't win because it is a waste of time. Not only that, but most depressed people I know are very angry and will fight to the death if someone shatters them. People with narcissistic personality disorder, for instance, have a notably low self esteem and have to get the last word so that they don't feel bad about themselves. It is really just a form of depression. Other forms of depression, sure, they might lie low every once in a while, but eventually, they are going to become angered and stand up to the rest of the world's point of view in an aggressive and abusive manner.
In fact, it isn't uncommon for hurt feelings or "difficulty" raising an autistic child to be an excuse for murder when these individuals, unlike their killers, show a value to their lives. I put difficulty in quotes because these problems usually originate from self-defeating attitudes. The subjectivity of such situations is besides the point, though. Most all murders have to do with hate to some degree, too. Hatred originates from depression. That is why people are depressed in the first place, because they hate things about life.
So how is autism getting devalued so much when the fact of the matter is that these people often make stunning contributions to society through brilliant ideas and inventions or, at least on the lower functioning end, are still bright and happy individuals that value their lives.
I don't want to hear anything about "compassion over logic", either. Most people with clinical depression that I've talked to hate their lives with a fiery passion and feel like they are forced to live. Sure, we should give people an "opportunity" to live, but we shouldn't FORCE anything on anyone. Life and death are equals. Murder is wrong, not because you are killing a living creature, but because you are forcing death on it without it's consent and it is irreversible. Likewise, forcing someone to live is also wrong. It just isn't AS wrong because life isn't final like death is.
Oversocialization is also a key issue. I usually come across depressed people over the internet as trolls that like to make other people feel the way they do. This is probably because they feel rejected by society and caring too much about what other people think is a key symptom of oversocialization. I'm actually a very good conversationalist when I get talking. I usually dominate conversations because other people have nothing to talk about.
Now we know that society doesn't need to overcome natural selection to exist. The government just wants a bunch of drones that are too scared and depressed to accurately recognize the problem. So how are autistics being made out to be the drones? Moreover, what is going to happen when our fossil fuels are depleted and everyone is so used to getting everything handed to them and is too scared or depressed to do anything about it? What if the high dependency on the government capitalizes on the consumption and burns a hole in the O-zone? Autistics are the only ones that could survive a lack of government and resources as shown in the origins of our species and the continued brilliance throughout history.
We need to knock it off with the BS and do what needs doing. The correct, logical way. What is the point of not doing it? Jack: Negative. I specifically mentioned that I am asocial. I rarely socialize because people like you dominate the gene pool. I am also quite sociable with the people I know well. Read up on this. Two autistic individuals are more sociable than two neurotypicals. neurotypicals are also often oversocialized.
Alice: I like how your answer is contradictory to Jack's but equally derogatory. Lol