If we only specialise, we become obsolete. If we only diversify, we limit our potential. Do both together.
Diversify with different skills, disciplines, industries and communities. Specialise within each of these using our strengths so we are highly competitive.
Never let anyone have sole control over our welfare. Never depend only on one skill, discipline, industry or community. Using the same mindset and strategy will make us obsolete. If we can’t beat change, join it.
Think of ourselves as a CEO. How are we investing our resources, research and effort? How can we survive unexpected setbacks and thrive despite intense competition?
Some of the messages may seem abstract or philosophical, but Eric's experience with autism tells him that these are the messages that may inspire autistic people where other attempts have failed.
- Autistic people do not want advice shoved at them, but for them to discover by themselves on their terms.
- Some autistic people are more receptive to advice from peers compared to imposed on them by seniors or authorities.
- Silent words will keep reminding autistic people in a way that nagging could not achieve.
- Autistic people often focus on issues that are abstract or philosophical rather than grounded in our daily materialistic world.
Do install the posters discreetly: simply place these posters somewhere visible for curious readers to explore.