I have always been a “quirky” person. I pride myself on it. I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area where diversity is as hip as avocado toast (for which I must also admit my love).
I was incredibly privileged to have parents who did not see my differences as a flaw but rather as a potential strength. I strongly believe this was informed by my dad’s own neurodivergence, something that has helped him succeed in life.
He gave me the best advice I think I could ever have received as a kid: “People are weird. You don’t have to like it, but you do have to learn to work with them.” Unfortunately, my memory of childhood has faded, but what I do remember is largely positive.Read more on themighty.com