My father would often say I was the most independent thinking. Being on the autism spectrum means I am alone with my thoughts 24/7 it’s easy to see why.
But even though in my mind I am independent thinking, I deal with predictive and sequential thinking, because I am on the autism spectrum. It is essential for me to use predictive thinking in a whole range of situations.
It means I have difficulties understanding and responding to the perspective of others. Even though I have an eye for detail in certain situations, there is a fragmented perception on the detail.
For example, I may have concerns about how someone reacts to something I’ve done, something I’ve said, something I need to respond on, and worry how I’m going to say what I need to say. In those circumstances, it would become easy for me to overthink things, when my ability to fully predict an outcome don’t always work out how I anticipate, or hope.
But for those who don’t have autism and who aren’t tied to predictive and sequential thinking, there is nothing to stop them from being independent thinking. The problem they have is removing preconceived ideas, a conditioned thinking, to have the courage to think logically for themselves, instead of going with what others want.
Where human minds are trained and conditioned to think like others, the world looks and feels the same. But when it comes to integrity and morality, we must take our own lead in the way we think, unless you’re tied to a disability, or you deal with a mental disorder then that will always change the way you think and communicate.