(Sigh...) I had a bad temper. I would get frustrated because when I had a conflict with someone, due partly to my Asperger's Autism Spectrum Disorder, (though I take full responsibility), I had trouble handling information cramming into my head - my mind is hypersensitive to certain kinds of reactions from people. My brain would get overloaded trying to cope with the intensified experience of the other person's thoughts, emotions, et cetera, and I would get frustrated and freak out. In short, I couldn't handle judgements or criticism.
I got arrested all those times, because I got so angry and out of control all those times; people couldn't deal with my rage, and had to call the cops. Additionally, I had a tendency to break my own bones in my fits of rage and frustration, so the cops considered me a danger to myself.
Well...the most important thing I can say, is that in Juve I learned how to live simple and not take things for granted.
Showers were two-minutes long, and usually cold; so I learned to shower quick and not take warm water for granted, (that warm water costs money...and it's quite a freaking blessing). I didn't get a bed; I got a metal cot with a pad on it, and no pillow; and the blankets...were made of some kind of recycled material. There was a toilet in my cell, or rather, a toilet/mirorless sink, with no soap. As for t.p. you had to ask for it, and they'd only give you a wad of it. You know, it's these small things that on the outs you take for granted...
Yeah, I know. Gosh...when I was twelve, I couldn't even have a wallet, or a c.d. player, let alone a freaking credit card or iphone or whatever - although, they didn't have iphones back then, but still...
Hwewh, though, I remember back in the day, around the year 2000 - the New Millenium - when I was nine years old, and I got my first Gameboy Color. Remember those? And back then, everyone still had v.c.r.s to watch videos - those old vhs movies. You could go down to a Blockbuster and rent them. Then later on, dvd's became really popular.
Yeah, that's what happened; the cell phones and all those other electronic devices became more advanced, and as a result, nowadays people take them for granted; so there are little kids goin' around with their own damn laptops, cell phones, iphones, ipads, and credit cards - I know twelve-year olds whose parents - not rich parents by the way - let their kids go around, with 50 bucks in their wallets! Like I said, when I was a kid, I couldn't even have a wallet, and my parents would NEVER have let me go around with anything more than maybe five bucks, to get some candy at the local Walmart. 50 bucks would have been - and still would be - like a dream for me!