In response to my post about eye contact Bix states:

I take issue with the language deeming eye contact “right” and “polite”. It isn’t; it’s merely typical... What’s right, what’s polite, is respecting that not everyone’s brain functions typically.

He's absolutely correct. Societal norms, however, aren't geared to take everyone's personal circumstances into account and that's what I was really getting at.

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