I can never tell whether Jerry Seinfeld is being sincere or when he’s doing his “comedy” thing, but basically in a segment with Brian Williams for his show Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee, he revealed that he believes he might actually fall somewhere on the autism spectrum (via US Weekly).
“I think, on a very drawn out scale, I think I’m on the spectrum,” the sitcom creator revealed.
“What are the markers?” an intrigued Williams asked.
“You know, never paying attention to the right things,” said Seinfeld. “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.”
Huh. I guess anything is possible. However, if he’s functioned this long and become rather successful with no real struggle, it’s probably not anything to worry about. I dunno, I worry that sometimes we live in a society that just wants to diagnose us all the time, or have us diagnose ourselves with any number of disorders. Feeling restless? You have restless leg syndrome! Getting distracted? ADD! I’m not saying those disorders don’t exist and aren’t serious, but you have to put things in context. Most of us are just fine. We’re just humans and life is complicated. Jeez.