In Robert Heinlein's science-fiction novel of 1961, Stranger in a Strange Land, the word is Martian and literally means "to drink" but metaphorically means "to take it all in," to understand fully, or to "be at one with.
If use in a sentence where someone says just grok it, or I'll grok it - it would like saying 'suck it up'
Hope that helps those who want an explanation
I am curious. What Aspie characteristics have you somehow overcome or managed at this stage? Is your ASD considered mild?
Separated by a common language again. I work for an attorney who did his Master's thesis in English on Robert Heinlein. According to this person (any wonder why he went on to law school with a background like that?) to grok is to take in the full essence and meaning of something on a level that is spiritual, physical, etc. etc.If use in a sentence where someone says just grok it, or I'll grok it - it would like saying 'suck it up'
If you say "suck it up" in many places in the US, it is generally a rather rude way of telling someone to not be a whiner. In Wyoming, we tell each other to "Cowboy Up." "Sucking it up" can also indicate greediness.
Gee, I love this forum.
Thank you for sharing with us, Ali Baba. How did you become interested in belly dance? Or did you already tell us that and it slid through my admittedly porous brain?
Your fixations are now very well-managed too. So many people fixate on certain things. I think almost each person has a certain ASD or ADD or OCB, etc. characteristic.
Hope you'll show us your best belly dance move!
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Honey, it doesn't take Asperger's Syndrome to fixate on belly dance. Must be some unrecognized kind of propensity for belly dance mania that affects us all. Glad you share it with the rest of us. Hmmm, perhaps I could write a very learned paper on the subject of belly dance fixation and it would become known as Shanazel's Syndrome. Unfortunately, I am not particularly learned on the subject of psychology or any related field.I'm not exactly sure how I became interested unless I fixated on it due to my Asperger's Syndrome.
You started out as a folk dancer? Cool.
So I know this post is a century old but I know who the sister of Al hassan ameed is. Her name is Mia Shauri and she is wonderful, one of my favorite dancers.
That video is from the same show that Al Hassan was in she is just great and after meeting her and seen her perform live twice I can onky say she is in my top 5!
And I will be showing Al's videos to my kids class in the summer camp! They will see how amazing boys can dance and will be happy when they knoe he is puertorrican