I don't think I'm "naive" in the classic sense because my mother educated me VERY early on, thus making me one of those Aspies that are extremely hypermoral/scrupulous, but I'm "naive" in the fact that, even though I know things exist, I'm blind to how often it happens. For example, I'm in college, but I'm "blind" to the fact that people drink. Of course I know it goes on, but I never see it because I'm in my own little world. My one high school friend asked me if my college was a "party school," and I told her that I was the worst person to ask. While the idiots are out boozing, I'm in my room reading my chemistry book for fun.
I'm not as hypermoral as I used to be (to the point that I wouldn't want to even be around someone when they talked about drinking or something I considered "bad"), but I still get shocked every time when one of my friends reveals that they drink because it's just a world that shatters me. (Drugs are another story- I won't even have any contact with anybody who does drugs.) Anyway, I knew all about how babies were created at three. I didn't know what "sex" was or where the baby came out during birth, but I did know all of the sperm and egg biology. My mom told me after we watched the opening scene of Look Who's Talking
and I was curious. That and the fact that pregnancy was one of my fixations as a young child. Most four-year-olds want to be a firefighter or a ballerina- I wanted to be an obstetrician.
My mom has always told me that I'm "knowledgeable, but not experienced," and this is true- I might've known about sex early on, but I'm a devout virgin until marriage. I was born in 1987, just when the anti-drug campaign went under way. I remember watching this video with all of the famous cartoon characters. The sister was still hanging out with the cartoons and the older brother was doing drugs. This movie invoked fear in me and I think I listened so well to it because Garfield, another one of my fixations, was in it. Similarly, when I was three, yet another fixation was Full House
. I used to watch the episodes over-and-over, so seeing the episode where DJ's date spills beer on her and Uncle Jesse thinks it's her and tells her she's "in serious trouble" was like repeated propaganda for me: Don't drink, don't drink... I think my OCD also helped me because I developed full-blown OCD at 11 1/2, the time when these issues are just arising. Not surprisingly, I have scrupulosity issues with my OCD, including blasphemous obsessions. I have this recurring obsession that, since I'm pure in every sense of the word (sex, alcohol, drugs, smoking, crime, etc.), if I'm even around
a situation where something "bad" is taking (with the exception of cigarette smoking or a bar in a restaurant), that I will be "bad" myself and God will punish me. There's also the fact that I've always been interested in health/medicine, so I knew the health problems that drugs/alcohol/smoking bring, so all of the aspects of my psychiatric disorders really did help in forming me- I always say that my OCD and Asperger's define my personality and who I am, and it's true. Just as a side note, I think Asperger's may help kids move. I know it did me. Yes, I dislike change, but I moved a lot as a child and always enjoyed it, probably because I never grew a real attachment to my "friends." They were "fun" to be around, but I could take 'em or leave 'em, preferably leave 'em.
Good luck, God bless, and if you have any questions, feel free to ask!