Jerry Seinfeld Believes He Is On The Autism Spectrum

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Jerry Seinfeld believes he might have autism, as he told Brian Williams on NBC Nightly News Thursday.

“I think, on a very drawn-out scale, I think I’m on the spectrum. 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.”

This is the first time he ever opened up about being on the spectrum, though he performed earlier at benefits for autism charities many times, including Autism Speaks events and 2012’s Night of Too Many Stars.

“I know that that’s the healthiest thing I can do. 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.”

He still performs, although very rich. When asked what make someone humorous, he thinks God is the reason.

“There’s no rhyme or reason to who God decided to give a sense of humor to. You just find it in your stocking…and these people that took it and just didn’t want to do anything else in life but play with that toy, I’m endlessly fascinated and intrigued by them.”

 

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