Day 7. Three People Who Changed your Life
- Joss Whedon - if you get it, you’ll get it; if you don’t, well, watch Buffy and get back to me ;p But no, really, I am entirely serious about this.
- A nurse who I overheard having a conversation with someone. I was stuck in an awkward OMG-they-don’t-know-I’m-standing-here-and-now-it’s-too-late-to-move scenario. I’d felt terrified of and intimidated by this nurse, but I heard this other patient talking to her as if she wasn’t scary at all, and the nurse actualy hugged her. It opened my eyes to how much people can surprise you and made me more aware of how I should not judge a book by it’s cover, to use a lame cliché.
- A friend who let me live on her floor for a few weeks and then helped me find a place to live. It was the first close friendship I really ever had because it was the first time i was completely vulnerable with someone. I’d never let that happen, but in that situation, I had no choice. When you’re that vulnerable, people get to see who you really are, and when they don’t reject you for it, it means a LOT.
- (sorry, I can’t count too well ;P) Plato. The Republic changed everything for me. Before I read it, I was in an autism-related fog. I couldn’t perceive context very well (see earlier post - here) but afterwards, it was like someone had switched the lights on. If there’s a heaven (difficulties of getting there notwithstanding) I’ll be looking out for him there so I can thank him in person.