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    Established TDF Member turnerjd's Avatar
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    My ha'pennys worth.....

    Asthma- as long as is allergic rather than stress induced you should be absolutely fine.

    Autism- hang around here and look at us.... there are quite a few people here that I would question where they are on the autistic scale- so probably not a problem.

    Swimming / fear of drowning- get yourself a 3mm full body neoprene wetsuit. Do some time in the pool with it. You should discover that it is impossible to sink while wearing it. Then you should be able to start to learn to swim. The idea above of mask and kitchen sink / bath /whatever is a good one too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockystock1 View Post
    I don't get it..

    It's like saying I have a real fear of heights but I want to be a mountain climber..

    If you have a real genuine fear of drowning to death, surly the last thing you'd want to be is a scuba diver??
    I was hydrophobic before I became a diver. Now I'm not. Confronting a fear is often the best way of overcoming it.

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    Sorry folks I think this is a troll. They have not logged onto TDF since their last post on the same day as they started the thread
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    Established TDF Member turnerjd's Avatar
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    Who cares?

    I managed to insult the TDF massive by calling you all autistic and nobody noticed........

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerjd View Post
    Who cares?

    I managed to insult the TDF massive by calling you all autistic and nobody noticed........
    Why was that an insult? I'm proud of my position on the spectrum
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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerjd View Post
    Who cares?

    I managed to insult the TDF massive by calling you all autistic and nobody noticed........
    As an uncle to two autistic kids, one severely and who is still in nappies at 8, and one who is less on the spectrum and attending a Normo's school.
    Yep we're all on the spectrum. It's not an insult.

    When you start looking, you'll find the traits in yourself as well.

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    Established TDF Member turnerjd's Avatar
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    Agreed, it's not an insult if you are open to the world and can see the traits everywhere including yourself (I can see mine).

    Unfortunately, to many people it will forever be an insult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by turnerjd View Post
    Agreed, it's not an insult if you are open to the world and can see the traits everywhere including yourself (I can see mine).

    Unfortunately, to many people it will forever be an insult.
    Nah surely not .

    I too am proud of where I sit . It got me my job and keeps me there ! It also means things get maintained properly as if it's not right it's not right !!


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    Quote Originally Posted by PhilPage View Post
    I was hydrophobic before I became a diver. Now I'm not. Confronting a fear is often the best way of overcoming it.
    Yeah I would say you are positively hydrophilic now !


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    Troll or not, the content of the thread still stands as guidance for anyone who has an interest in the subject.
    And if nothing else, group therapy is good for us all..


 
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