You Don’t Fear Me; You Fear Your Misunderstanding of Me: An Open Letter to All The Sheeple Who Imagine Me to Be Dangerous


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Dear Sheeple,

Everyone who actually knows the real me knows that I am nothing like a threat to your personal safety. I am 54 years old, have no history of violence, have no interest in violence, and own no guns nor weapons of any kind.

I don’t even play violent video games.

Because I know for a fact that I pose no threat to your personal safety, it simply cannot be the case that I am the cause of your fear. If indeed you are afraid of anything, then it is your misunderstanding of me that frightens you.

To be clear: I am not your misunderstanding of me. Your misunderstanding of me is an imaginary bogeyman who doesn’t exist. The person I really am is nothing to fear.

I have almost no control over your misunderstanding of me. Other than pity you, the most I can offer as consolation is the opportunity to get to know the real me. If you can find the courage to do so, then I’ll be happy to sit with you and talk, answer your questions, help you to see that you’ve been afraid of nothing.

Other than that, what can I say? You are on your own.


Daniel L. Scholten, a.k.a. “The Walrus”




  1. Having an Aspie husband, I can totally understand this post and I sincerely feel you. My husband is a straight forward person, and some people often misunderstand him, and they just make too much assumptions about my husband which are far from the truth. But I know him and I trust him, I can safely say that he is the most trustworthy person that I know in my life. He is a big guy (I mean, he is twice heavier than me), and he is physically very strong, but he would never hurt a fly. He is a gentle giant.

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    1. Thank you for sharing those kind words. Your love and respect for him really show in the way that you write about him. Have you ever considered inviting him to be a guest blogger? Maybe he could write a post about his non-aspie wife? Just a suggestion. 🙂

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      1. Hehe…thanks for the suggestion, but writing is not his first interest. He is more of into one on one discussion, verbally (spoken communication) 🙂 . And he actually will avoid writing as much as he can, LOL.

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