Those on the higher end of the autistic spectrum might not always appear to need extra support. Often these people are very bright, intelligent, and display remarkable abilities in specific areas such as math, the arts, and yes, even languages. But, what is the difference between being proficient in reading, writing, or speaking and communicating? One involves the ability to learn, retain, and recognize patters and their meanings while the other is more intuitive and concerns relaying those thoughts and meanings to others. Learning how to communicate is integral to developing emotional maturity, relationships, and self-esteem as humans are naturally social creatures requiring one another’s feedback to grow and feel validated in the world.
Very few people plan on getting addicted to substances or behaviors, yet ultimately it’s an incredibly prevalent aspects of nearly every society. The human condition allows for the need for certain types of gratification, and the end result of a lack of self-control over time is that people get addicted to all kinds of things for all sorts of different reasons.
Five examples to observe in order to see the initiation of addictive behavior and then its immediate results include looking at gambling, drug abuse, sex addiction, screen time addiction (a relative newcomer to the list), and the social media depression that can come from a lack of personal self-control.
One thing that most people with an addiction need it someone that is there for them. Sometimes it is hard to be there for an addict and sometimes you’ll need to walk away for your own good. However, if you’ve let them know you’re there that will stay with them through their struggles, even after you have to bow out.
The portrayal of addiction in the news is still mostly a negative one. We know addiction is an illness, rather than a choice, but the wrong things are still being done to help those in need. If you want to be part of the solution, understand that addiction is an illness and that there is help for those that want it.
How easy do you imagine it will be to have an idea for an app to sell, and then make it happen so that you’ll make some money? In theory, it sounds like maybe you’ll just have to spend a little bit of time doing some programming, and then you’ll submit your app to the Android and iOS stores, and then money starts pouring in.
There’s a little bit more to it than that, and those extra parts will often cost you some money to make happen. These stages include app development, promotions, troubleshooting, maintenance, and possibly even infrastructure. Take a minute to think about each of those categories.
With the release of the 2nd trailer to Hideo Kojima’s Death Stranding, you’d think we’d all have a better understanding of the game. But not even Mads Mikkelsen, star of Doctor Strange and Hannibal and the newest addition to the project, can say with any certainty what Kojima is planning. It seems like everyone’s in the dark about the upcoming PS4 game. All we know is that it looks amazing.