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Old 2nd March 2017, 11:25
Footloose1949 Footloose1949 is offline
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Hi everyone! I'm probably a 'Gerry' in comparison to most of you here, as I will be 68 this year ... I live in Reading, Born with a largely invisible disability, but 12 years ago, started using a wheelchair. I've never felt I've 'fitted in' amongst other people, so I suppose that's led me to become a bit of a loner and somewhat introverted, although I really wish I wasn't. Over the past 10 years, have been trying to socialise more but just don't understand why and how people engage in small talk. I have had short-term memory loss for decades, so small talk where the subject chops and changes, makes me feel an 'Outsider' and 'Stupid'. I don't 'Label' people, as everyone at some point in their lives has (had or still has) some 'Cross to bear', which can impact on how they 'tick' and these things make people act the way they do. I therefore, don't make snap assessments as to what people are like. Hope people find this ramble enlightening!
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Old 2nd March 2017, 13:30
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Welcome - and I am pretty sure there are others in your age bracket here too!
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Old 2nd March 2017, 19:12
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Hi Footloose1949.

Always enjoy reading a good ramble! I completely understand what you mean about small talk - it's not just how people engage in this way, but also the why, which can be difficult and can emphasise SA. It sounds like you're very understanding of others so I do hope others are as thoughtful to you.
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Old 2nd March 2017, 22:56
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Hi and welcome to the group. I am 47 and like reading and arthouse cinema and conversation, same as I did aged 27, and I'm sure I will be just the same if I make it to 67, so I wouldn't worry too much about your age difference with some of the younger ones here. If you have thoughts to share relating to SA or just life I am sure there will be some who can relate or empathise
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Old 3rd March 2017, 21:49
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Hello Footloose1949 and welcome to the forum.
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Old 5th March 2017, 21:41
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Hi Welcome to the forum, I hope you find it useful.
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Old 30th September 2017, 08:16
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Hi everyone! I'm probably a 'Gerry' in comparison to most of you here, as I will be 68 this year ... I live in Reading, Born with a largely invisible disability, but 12 years ago, started using a wheelchair. I've never felt I've 'fitted in' amongst other people, so I suppose that's led me to become a bit of a loner and somewhat introverted, although I really wish I wasn't. Over the past 10 years, have been trying to socialise more but just don't understand why and how people engage in small talk. I have had short-term memory loss for decades, so small talk where the subject chops and changes, makes me feel an 'Outsider' and 'Stupid'. I don't 'Label' people, as everyone at some point in their lives has (had or still has) some 'Cross to bear', which can impact on how they 'tick' and these things make people act the way they do. I therefore, don't make snap assessments as to what people are like. Hope people find this ramble enlightening!
Very insightful and understanding. I wish I knew more people like you.
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Old 16th October 2017, 00:55
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Worry ye not Footloose 1949, it's not all young shavers here, I'm 60! Welcome to the group.
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