How nature helped my autism – BBC World Service

published on July 13, 2020

We've lost a lot of things during this lockdown But we can never lose nature unless we destroy it ourselves Being autistic makes me feel everything a lot more intensely, and the world seems to be this blaze of sensory input that I can't really control Nature has just been sort of safety net, would be the better way of putting it Something soft on which to fall I can tell about the size of a bird or exactly how a bird will react to me doing this with or this or this But humans? I struggle to rely on humans

The human brain is so brilliant and so complex that you can't model it You can't find a way, or at least I can't find a way, of predicating what they're going to do next I think that's going to give a lot of people a big surge of motivation to really get out there and make their voices heard And if you just open your

Eyes and take that couple of minutes to notice the world around you Notice a dandelion falling out of the cracks of concrete Or notice a beetle walking across the path and not want to stamp on it And just that basic act of noticing something, is the base root of all connections

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