Great analogy! I am such a freshwater fish, myself.
(I’m issuing a potential Trigger Warning for marine life empaths.)
Apparently, about 96.5% of all water on earth is salt water (link to Universe Today). That leaves only 3.5% of the water on earth as fresh water.
Aside from a few select fish that can survive in both environments (link to LiveScience), a fish is either designated as a “freshwater fish” or a “saltwater fish”, and can only survive in their specific environment.
If a type of fish is inadvertently placed in the wrong environment, the fish will perish.
However, if we knew that the fish was in an environment incompatible for that type of fish…
…we do not say that something is wrong with the fish.
The fish will obviously not do very well in the wrong environment. It will indeed slow down and become sick. It will eventually die.
Aspie/autistic people are much like freshwater fish. (We don’t…
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