Friday, February 27, 2015

"Bernice Bobs Her Hair" by F. Scott Fitzgerald

The Asperger's traits addressed in this post include:
*Finding celebrations and parties stressful
*Boredom with small talk 
*Following scripts when interacting
*Loneliness or isolation

I LOVE this story. I didn't realize at first why I liked it so much. It's because the story is about a young lady, Bernice, who has Asperger's traits and doesn't know it. Back in the 1920s, no one had ever heard of Asperger's syndrome anyway. But the story is about how Bernice comes to grips with her own social awkwardness, and how a little social instruction changes her life and her attitude.

You can listen to the story here: - "Bernice Bobs Her Hair"

"He wondered idly whether she was a poor conversationalist because she got no attention, or got no attention because she was a poor conversationalist."

How this topic applies to Christian Living:

I Corinthians 13:4-5a
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own.