Man With Autism Got Bullied By Gym Instructor, But He Came Back With The Best Revenge Ever.
This Is Ketan
Ketan Aggarwal / Facebook
Say hello to Ketan Aggarwal. Ketan is a 32-year-old man from London, who enjoys spending time with his family and physical fitness. Ketan fills up his Facebook page with silly gym memes and pictures of himself lifting weights and trying new ways to physically improve himself. Throw in some pictures of his family and friends and Ketan looks like an average Joe. There's one thing about Ketan that's extremely unique - he has autism.
Let's Talk About Autism
Autism and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are general terms for a group of complex brain development disorders. They're characterized by having trouble with verbal and nonverbal communication, repetitive behavior, and difficulties with social interaction. It's called the "spectrum" because autism presents itself in different degrees of severity. Autism affects people's perception of the world, which can make social interaction and communication a bit different than those without autism.
What Are The Symptoms?
From a social perspective, people that have autism usually have a hard time interpreting what others are feeling or thinking. They also have a difficult time seeing things from someone else's perspective. Some have a hard time communicating. They either keep to themselves or don't give others the chance to comment. People with autism also tend to have repetitive or obsessed behaviors. Where does Ketan fit into this?
Ketan was an adult when he was diagnosed with autism. He says that he's always been "socially awkward" and "more into numbers" than anything else. He's not a fan of confrontations and when they arise his reaction is to panic. Confrontations used to make him angry and anxious, but he's learned to just walk away from those situations. It's very important that he's learned that because he's gone through something that would make anyone mad or anxious.
Crank Those Tunes, Man
Facebook / Ketan Aggarwal
Ketan is really into fitness so he spends a lot of his time at his local Virgin Active gym in London. In order to switch things up, Ketan sometimes takes group fitness classes. While taking a spinning class, someone commented that the music was too slow, and Ketan agreed with them. But come on, if you're taking a spin class, you need some upbeat and motivational music. But the instructor must have been having a bad day because he yelled, "Don't tell me how to do my job!"
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