Famous comedian Jerry Seinfeld decided to talk about a very serious condition. The comedian who is well known for his jokes claimed that he is in the autism spectrum. Seinfeld talked about this problem during an interview on NBC.
Brian Williams interviewed the star. He named Seinfeld “the most restless man in comedy.” Seinfeld is currently working at his Web series, Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, and he enjoys an amazing success. Seinfeld has been a stand-up comedian for years and it seems that the star actually loves to perform. And he does it all from his love for comedy.
“If you’re more interested in what you have achieved or what your financial position enables you to do than that thing that got those things, you’re screwed — in my opinion, you’re screwed,” Seinfeld said. When talking about autism, Seinfeld said that “I think, on a very drawn-out scale, I think I’m on the spectrum.”
When being asked why he thinks so, Seinfeld said that “You know, never paying attention to the right things.” “Basic social engagement is really a struggle.” “I’m very literal. When people talk to me and they use expressions, sometimes I don’t know what they’re saying. But I don’t see it as dysfunctional. I just think of it as an alternate mindset,” the famous comedian went on to explain.
Seinfeld claimed that autism can come with different social, emotional and communication skill problems, in different cases. Some people who suffer from autism can have problems with socializing, but can be scientists or excel in other particular areas. People suffering from autism can have their own way of learning, reacting or paying attention.
Seinfeld is well known for performing at numerous events to benefit autism charities over the years. Although Jerry said that he believes he suffers from a mild form of autism, he has never been officially diagnosed. Some claim that his comments can be very beneficial for people suffering from this disorder, as they can help them gain more confidence in themselves, while helping to build at the same time a greater tolerance for this condition. However, not everyone supports Seinfeld and his comments.