One of my adorable autistic boys I tutored today, asked me ... . . ..

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    Sep 11, 2011 2:31 AM GMT

    ^ .... .. . "What is it like when you die?". With the coffee not fully in cognitive motion yet .. . I reply with: You know I'm not too sure; but I know one thing is for sure, .. . . . no one has ever come back to complain! icon_razz.gif Hahaha...



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    Sep 11, 2011 4:28 AM GMT


    ^^ ' So far - 33 - total freaking views here, yet N O T one darn letter or Cyber mumble ... Hmmm .....


    ^ ' .... . Very telling icon_exclaim.gificon_idea.gificon_exclaim.gif .... .. Hahaha ... .



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    ^ ' Ohh c'mon .... . somebody .. .. . anybody ...... P L E A S E icon_exclaim.gificon_idea.gificon_exclaim.gif



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    Sep 11, 2011 6:15 AM GMT


    This made me smile! icon_biggrin.gif I think you said and responded to that kid very well actually. I myself - if I was presented with a similar scenario - I would've either wanted to, or tried to say something like that or close to / along those lines, for sure!

    Cheers, Salutay21!


    Right on, man!


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    Sep 11, 2011 7:28 AM GMT
    Well technically you can if you're clinically dead for certain bit icon_wink.gif
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    Sep 11, 2011 9:05 AM GMT
    Salutay21 said
    ^ .... .. . "What is it like when you die?". With the coffee not fully in cognitive motion yet .. . I reply with: You know I'm not too sure; but I know one thing is for sure, .. . . . no one has ever come back to complain! icon_razz.gif Hahaha...



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    Sep 11, 2011 10:23 AM GMT
    Good reply for an Autistic kid. It is factual, devoid of the emotional baggage that most responses would have, yet does not push any view point (religion or atheism.) Well done.
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    Sep 11, 2011 11:05 AM GMT
    Salutay21 said
    ^ .... .. . "What is it like when you die?"
    "It's really peaceful, but gets really boring really quick cause you're just laying there like forever and stuff."
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    Sep 11, 2011 11:06 AM GMT
    I think that's a clever response. How did he respond to it?
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    Sep 11, 2011 1:48 PM GMT
    I'm experiencing a HUGE like for his question and your reply Salutay21.

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    Sep 11, 2011 2:05 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Salutay21 said
    ^ .... .. . "What is it like when you die?"
    "It's really peaceful, but gets really boring really quick cause you're just laying there like forever and stuff."


    Wanna try?

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    Okay, not funny.
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    Sep 11, 2011 2:07 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Salutay21 said
    ^ .... .. . "What is it like when you die?"
    "It's really peaceful, but gets really boring really quick cause you're just laying there like forever and stuff."


    ROFLMAO... that was funny...
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    Sep 11, 2011 4:15 PM GMT
    I think it's just like falling asleep as you normally do each night except it's a lot longer than the 6-8 hours that we're used to and then someone will come to wake you up in the after life. It will feel like you just woke up from a well rested night of sleep because you won't be aware that you're dead just like you're not aware that you're asleep.
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    Sep 18, 2011 3:47 PM GMT
    atlantasouthguy saidI think it's just like falling asleep as you normally do each night except it's a lot longer than the 6-8 hours that we're used to and then someone will come to wake you up in the after life. It will feel like you just woke up from a well rested night of sleep because you won't be aware that you're dead just like you're not aware that you're asleep.




    ^^ I'm really fond of the creed and vantage point expressed ^above^ icon_wink.gif


    In contrast, there are people out there who are afflicted with a neuro-bio condition called, - "anesthetic awareness" . And certain people (*albeit fairly rare in nature) often find them-self's awake and aware, but paralyzed, during surgery, ultimately .. . when something like this transpires .. people under 'general anesthesia' that are being 'operated' on - will not only consciously know that they're aware of what's happening but also know that they're defenseless too.


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    Sep 22, 2011 1:24 PM GMT
    theantijock said
    skifan08 saidI think that's a clever response. How did he respond to it?


    Also curious about the reponse. As I understand it, those with autism often do not get humor.

    Salutay21 said
    atlantasouthguy saidI think it's just like falling asleep as you normally do each night except it's a lot longer than the 6-8 hours that we're used to and then someone will come to wake you up in the after life. It will feel like you just woke up from a well rested night of sleep because you won't be aware that you're dead just like you're not aware that you're asleep.


    ^^ I'm really fond of the creed and vantage point expressed ^above^ icon_wink.gif

    In contrast, there are people out there who are afflicted with a neuro-bio condition called, - "anesthetic awareness" . And certain people (*albeit fairly rare in nature) often find them-self's awake and aware, but paralyzed, during surgery, ultimately .. . when something like this transpires .. people under 'general anesthesia' that are being 'operated' on - will not only consciously know that they're aware of what's happening but also know that they're defenseless too.


    Those born as lucid dreamers or who later learn it are aware during lucid dreams that they are sleeping. The Tibetan practice of dream yoga utilizes lucid dreaming in familiarizing oneself with the so-called bardos or the between states** so that, among other tasks, the experienced dreamer ultimately, consciously directs his own supposed reincarnation, being as aware of dying and death (assuming that possible) as he is aware of dreaming and sleep.

    In regard to autism, I have not spoken to a person with the disorder about it, nor read of such an experience so I do not know, but based on my own experience with going to bed drunk but then awakening into a dream sober, I would not be surprised to learn from someone with autism who is also a lucid dreamer that in their conscious sleep they do not experience their dream character as having autism. I wonder that because I know first hand that we can experience our minds in our sleep unhindered by physical conditions of our waking life. I suppose the person would have to be rather high functioning to be able to report on such an experience.as when I was a child, even without autism, I did not always discern a difference between my dreams and my world when my body was awake. I don't know how the mind of someone with autism when their body is awake would sort all that out if the person was also a lucid dreamer during sleep.

    **ie life between deaths, death between lifes, nights sleeping between days awake, etc. ref: Book of the Dead. Read numerous versions if you like, try to weed thru all the metaphor. I recommend particularly the Evans-Wentz edition




    ^^ ' Wow. Thanx' man, for the added infoicon_idea.gificon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gificon_exclaim.gif


    ^ ' Much obliged ...


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    Sep 22, 2011 1:58 PM GMT
    LOL! Fabulous. icon_biggrin.gif