Hi Allegra, nice to meet a young up-and-coming intellectual! I was talking with my nephew recently about his experiences at uni, and about the alienation high-functioning people sometimes experience, and he laughed and said "Yeah, but I reckon the highs are higher”. Hope you're finding it the same – cheers!
I think that I would like to adopt a mentally retarded baby … When you do something like that, you don’t just do something like that. You have to be very honest with yourself and even accept the ugliest thoughts. For instance, one caveat of adopting a mentally challenged baby might be, best case scenario, you die at 100 of old age, you’re worried about who’s going to take care of your elderly, mentally handicapped child. So I found a solution for me, that works for me. I am going to adopt a mentally retarded baby with a terminal illness.