I remember the time I wrote a letter to a guy I hooked up with in my dorm three months later, folded it into a paper airplane, and slipped it under his door.

I also expressed my undying devotion, “anonymously,” to another guy at least twice over a now-defunct Facebook app called Honesty Box—but of course he knew exactly who I was.

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But one thing it hasn’t done is taken much time to show how Sheldon feels about his own struggles.

, Netflix’s comedy about an autistic high schooler and his family, which—despite not involving any autistic writers, producers, or consultants—does a pretty good job of showing us who its protagonist is, what he wants, and how he goes about trying to get it.

Instead of trains or outer space or bleach bottles, Sam thinks about Julia all the time.

When I was Sam’s age, I was always obsessed with some guy, usually a guy with great social skills who I thought was going to save me from myself.

But the older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve started to empathize with my own parents.

to be the dreaded “autism mom,” but the rest of the family hasn’t given her much choice, and she’ll do anything to protect her son.

Lucky for Sam, he turns out to be this person for Paige, so she’s willing to take him back when he figures out what he wants. When Sam doesn’t want to go to prom because he knows the music would be too loud and he’d experience sensory overload, Paige persuades the PTA to throw an autism-friendly prom with a silent disco theme. But the biggest problem is that Paige isn’t fleshed out at all.

As far as we can tell, she’s just some manic pixie dream girl who saw Sam’s Antarctica-and-penguins-themed sketches and fell madly in love. He’s not totally unaware or uninterested in what people are doing around him. He tries to have a one-night stand with a college girl.

These funny quotes and sayings about work, jobs, and bosses will free your mind from the grind.