I’ve noticed more since my autism diagnosis that I don’t fit in. It’s very obvious to me now I’m not displaying the right social moves to be accepted. More than I realise. I think it takes people time to accept me. Like I think in my church they seem to be warming to me.
One thing I don’t do anymore is beat myself up on social situations. Though I still strive to follow the rules as a mark of respect. I see many social rules much like Star Trek trying to blend into an alien culture without breaking the prime directive.
I think British society, especially down here, is less hospitable than it once was. People are more suspicious of others intentions. Even kind gestures. I think lot of it is some of the media and politicians. Neoliberal Economic policies, the pandemic and Ukraine have impacted.