Sunday, June 17, 2012

Is Honesty Enough?

While there are many difficulties associated with autism, there is one trait that can distinguish many individuals who are on the autism spectrum.  We are the ones who can be counted on to tell the absolute truth.  It is a trait that is embedded in our nature.  This trait can make it difficult to understand irony and sarcasm: although I can understand some instances of sarcasm and use it myself, I can still be thrown off by a sarcastic statement spoken in a normal tone of voice.  Anyway, we who are on the spectrum instinctively tell the truth.  Honesty is a widely undervalued virtue in today's society.  Would you rather have a friend who tells you the absolute truth all the time or one who tells you what they think you want to hear?

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