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Stop Telling People To “Calm Down”

First of all, it’s condescending. Secondly, it doesn’t benefit who you might think.

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Why do intensity and passion make people so uncomfortable? Please note, I’m mostly talking about allistic (non-Autistic) North Americans (Canadians), because that’s where my primary experiences come from.



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Jillian Enright

She/they. Neurodivergent, 20+ yrs SW & Psych. experience. I write about mental health, neurodiversity, education, and parenting. Founder of Neurodiversity MB.