It’s, like, totally interesting that Sheila Heti’s friend/character Margaux gets “really excited thinking about autism” because she thinks it’s “maybe sort of wonderful… to lack an overwhelming empathy” in How Should A Person Be?

Because I get really excited thinking about navel-gazing neurotypicals and think it would be maybe sort of wonderful to be that self-involved and lack an overwhelming empathy.

I feel like a lot of people assume that Asperger’s Syndrome is all about talking like a robot and having problems with empathy and being good at math. But the truth of the matter is that, sometimes, it’s just about not realizing that it’s not entirely appropriate to tell the nice old men in your lobby about the time that you drank a litre of chocolate milk and vomited in a Niagara Falls parking lot until you’ve told the nice old men in the lobby all about the time that you drank a litre of chocolate milk and vomited in a Niagara Falls parking lot. And described the consistency of your vomit.