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“Prepare The Palace For My Return” – Why I’m No Better Than Anyone Else

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Lord Zedd on his "Ivory Throne"

Lord Zedd on his “Ivory Throne”

OVERVIEW

Being arrogant, self-conceited and thinking you’re “above” the general population either because you think your brain/way of thinking , heritage, financial or any other aspect of you life is better is wrong, not seeing  beyond the veneer you have constructed for yourself.  You always think you’re right and “they” are always wrong – sitting proudly in your ivory tower and in your ivory chair. Much like Lord Zedd from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers  a caricature of someone sitting on his throne of arrogance he fits these three criteria.

LORD ZEDD TAKES OVER VIDEO

EVERYBODY IS EQUAL – MY “AUTISM” DOESN’T MAKE ME “BETTER”

I’m person I do not see that my “Autism” as above anybody elses way of thinking, way of being – What right do I have as a person to say that? What right do I have to say that other people’s thinking/”brain-wiring”  is wrong? None!  I have no right to say that nor do I believe that anybody else should either. Everybody should be equal.

AUTISM IDENTITY – I’M NEUTRAL

I’m not “proud” of my Autism nor am I “ashamed” – I’m neutral and I feel that enables me to think laterally. I worry that people who become “proud” of their Autism begin to somehow think they’re better which is wrong everybody has unique qualities to offer the world from different cultures and backgrounds.

PERSONHOOD FIRST & AUTISM

I’m Paul with Autism and my personhood will always come first I’m no better or no worse than anybody else I like people on the basis of personality not on the basis of “brain-wiring”, everybody has unique personhoods.

“Prepare The Palace For My Return!” – Lord Zedd barks no thanks chances are people like him created it long ago and will continue to be around folks  like themselves .

Paul Isaacs 2014

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Author: Paul Isaacs

Paul was branded as a “naughty & difficult child” at school. He was classically autistic and non-verbal due to speech articulation difficulties. He had complex sensory issues and appeared both deaf and blind. He gained functional speech around the age of 7 or 8 years old. He went through the mainstream school system with no additional help or recognition of his autism. Consequently, he did not achieve his academic or his social potential and had very low self-esteem. At age 11, Paul was referred to the children’s mental health service with childhood depression where he was regarded as “developmentally underage” and having speech problems. As an adult, Paul had a string of unsuccessful jobs, and his mental health suffered. He developed both Borderline and Schizotypal Personality Disorders in early 2007. He was referred to mental health services and misdiagnosed with “Asperger traits with a complex personality”, which did not satisfy Paul or his family. A local autism organisation put Paul in touch with an experienced psychiatrist, who diagnosed him with Autism at 24 years old. In 2012 Paul was also diagnosed with Scotopic Sensitivity Syndrome by an Irlen Consultant who confirmed that he also had face, object and meaning blindness – conditions which Paul describes eloquently in his speeches and training sessions. He also has dyslexia, dyscalculia and also a dissociative disorder. Having started working as an local autism organisation as a public speaker in 2010, Paul joined their mission to promote autism awareness. His hope is that others will not have to suffer as he did. Now also a core member of our Training Team, Paul continues to enhance true understanding of autism at every opportunity. Paul has released and published 5 books on the subject of autism published by Chipmunka publishing and has contributed to other books too. Having overcome many challenges to achieve the success that he now enjoys, Paul’s message is that Autism is a complex mix of ability and disability. He firmly believes that every Autistic person should have the opportunity to reach their potential and be regarded as a valued member of society. Apart from autism related blogs Paul also write about movies, fashion, art and anything that is of interest. As of August 2015 Paul now works as a freelance speaker, training and consultant in and around the Oxfordshire & Buckinghamshire area. If you are interested please contact him via email at staypuft12@yahoo.co.uk

4 thoughts on ““Prepare The Palace For My Return” – Why I’m No Better Than Anyone Else

  1. great concise article and the video is very apt and funny. Of course those invested in the self inflation path will feel unnerved and the wider your following the more some in such groups may find your egalitarianism a threat… but you seem to have surrealism and humor on your side

  2. And I thank you for all your help over the years Donna you have given me the empowerment to do things with my life, that is cool in my book and thank you letting me learn a new word also. 🙂

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