- May 20, 2019
While most of us would be reeling from what we suffer, Greta Thunberg is different. Her fight against Asperger’s isn’t one where she wants to completely get rid of it and go back to a normal life involving friends and school work. No, her fight against Asperger’s is more of a mutual coexistence where she claims that this affliction has helped her understand climate change better. In her words, it is a gift that has allowed her to see past the government’s ‘lie’.
“It makes me different, and being different is a gift, I would say. It also makes me see things from outside the box. I don’t easily fall for lies, I can see through things.”
Recently, she made headlines due to her stance against global warming and climate change. Greta Thunberg is just a 16-year-old girl from Sweden, who decided to skip school every Friday in order to protest before the Swedish Parliament with a hand-held sign that said ‘School Strike for Climate’. This quickly catapulted her to the spotlight. Now, her recent outings are mostly attending debates with government heads.
Greta has never considered her affliction to be earth-shattering or something that would potentially destroy her. In fact, she is of the opinion that her Asperger’s actually helped her see the world in a different way. Now, while Asperger syndrome does fall in the category of Autism, most of them might not have the same problem in learning and understanding language or having a slurred speech. In her interview with Nick Robinson of BBC Radio 4, she mentions how being different has helped her see the world in black and white, and how that definitely helps her in her stance against the notion of climate change being a farce.
Thanks to: https://themindunleashed.com