"The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the most fundamental emotion that stands at the cradle of true art and true science. Anyone who is unacquainted with it and can no longer marvel, no longer be amazed, is as good as dead, his sight gone." - Albert Einstein in a 1932 recording he called "My Credo"
Labels externally applied to others, especially to further out-group bias, often function as a means of dehumanization.
Labels that capture a person's sense of individual identity, especially when they provide better framing *and* social group identification and inclusion, can be life-affirming.
We are shaped and formed by language. It's part of how our brains work. The problem isn't labels; it's how they're used.
Autism book rec
Just finished this and IT’S SO GOOD: https://www.amazon.com/Real-Experts-Readings-Autistic-Children/dp/0986183563/ref=nodl_
This quote by Steve Silberman sums it up better than I ever could: “The Real Experts offers young autistic people and their families the kind of wise mentorship from tribal elders that was unavailable in previous generations.”
TY @stackingstones for recommending it to me!
Mom & wife, Doctor/scientist, forever deconstructing Catholic
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