I never said any of that, I was merely commenting on your claim of Aspergers/Autism.He could just be a pain in the arse and not have some conveniently manufactured syndrome.
They've never labled him as having any such condition on the show (and what would that be like--making fun of someone because of such a condition?), but some viewers want to insist that he is indeed somewhere on the Autism scale.
The OP is the one who asserted that Sheldon is someone with such behavioral DISEASES and then further stated that someone with such issues should be incarcerated or given Lithium. The idea that someone with such a condition must be incarcerated or drugged is what is offensive.
While Sheldon may be a pain to live with, he is A) not a person with such conditions, and B ) if he were such a person, the solution would NOT be "incarceration and Lithium".
However difficult Sheldon may be, the truth of the show is that, like the other nerdy guys, he is a human being and is still someone worthy of understanding and even love. I think that one of the greatest aspects of the show is how the characters care for each other, including Sheldon.
While he is full of pride that prevents him from being open about his feelings, there is no doubt that he does love his friends. And the others, especially Leonard, are able to look past all of his egotism and bluster and understand that he is as vulnerable as they all are.
They're all off-kilter in their own ways, being who they are and having gone through being bullied or misunderstood, but Sheldon's case is very different from the others because of his background as a child prodigy that put him out of sync with everyone as he was growing up. That is part of what makes him unable to relate properly to others and, yeah, makes him a pain in the butt.
But his friends still love him.
Edited by phantagrae, 16 July 2013 - 10:24 AM.