The accusation (symptom) that Asperger individuals don’t like (resist) change appears often, as if it is a trait exclusive to “us”. Pretty ridiculous, no?
The entire history of social “movement” follows a truly “anti-change” pattern. The status quo is grumbled over by a few humans, but most societies are incredibly rigid, from the bottom to the top of the pyramid. Humans are for the most part entrenched in archaic and nonsensical absolute prescriptions for cultural conformity.
This “fossilized” behavior, and the illusions-delusions that support petrified beliefs, is the “thing” Aspergers-INTJs are referring to as “stupid” – which may seem flippant, but honestly, societies are so insistently non-functional, that it is a perfectly summative expression of bewilderment on our part, and covers most of our resistance to “meddling” with what is proven to be efficient.
From my perspective, a reluctant, or even adamant, reaction to change is a conservative and concrete attitude: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”
Especially in the U.S., where superficial change (obsession with novelty – a neotenic trait) is mandatory for a profit-based (predatory) economy, Asperger individuals are totally out of step; we carefully and patiently build “a world” (environment) for ourselves that can mainly be intellectual, but a necessity confronts us; this is very unpopular with the majority for whom it represents a “personal” and social attack on “absolutism” in their psyche.
What to do? Logic has no meaning or effect on neurotypicals; empathy is a farce. Resistance becomes vital to protecting our “worlds”.
Our reaction is simple: why are these people so insecure as to demand total control over other humans – some to the extent of craving a dictatorial status over all 7 billion Homo sapiens, as well as all of “nature”? This is irrational, and a true “mental illness”.
“Neurotypical people (the hypersocial majority) love change SO MUCH that they try to eradicate or subsume any group of humans that are not exactly like themselves – WAR is the paranoid reaction to “others” whose beliefs and practices are unlike your own. Simple contact is often enough to trigger violent repression and elimination of the competition – “The Other” will pollute us, biologically, culturally, religiously.
Too often, what is presented as “frivolous or superficial change” is actually a thinly disguised and relentless effort on the part of the “social police” to fundamentally restructure the Asperger brain and behavior – this indoctrination is practiced on every child and begins n the family; is pounded into children in school, and absolute cultural “instructions” produce culturally compliant citizens. Aspergers are a differently “put together” type of human, and this pressure to change is illogical and virtually impossible…and yet this religious notion of “conversion” persists. Neurotypicals are incapable of “empathy” – they cannot imagine or accept the validity of a “spectrum” of human truths.
Resist change? Here are the actual culprits: Neurotypicals!