Don’t know if this is truly an NLD symptom or not, but I rarely check the weather. I just figure it will be the temperature it will be. Where I live, it’s wise to bring a light coat or long-sleeved shirt, even in summer. If I look at a week of weather, I forget what the weather pictures look like. I think about weather in a very short-term way, and because I don’t drive, live very close to the earth.
Though I’m outside a fair amount each day, I relate to the natural world urban style. That is, as a kid, I would not have been happy at an outdoor camp. Some with NLD love the rugged outdoors, and may develop counselor careers or go into naturalist fields. I don’t like getting too lost, and many times leadership training activities are too overwhelming (to me) to develop those skills. I personally would rather just see the calming effects of nature. I learn from the water; it looks different each day, and you can’t see the land on the other side. In contrast to the “people with NLD have trouble identifying themes” theory, I see many chances to successfully parse gist-level insights. Literary symbols are not lost on me, or others with NLD I’ve known. The ocean is a symbol of many things, such as things that can’t be controlled. NLD is a wild LD, and I want everyone reading this to know it can be dealt with in good ways. It does take time.