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October 15th, 2005
My intuition was correct! :-) A majority of my family members have been clinilcally diagnosed with ADD or ADHD (which isn't too hard since the symptoms are so vague and broad). However my whole life i've been able to do things and think about things in ways that other people can't. It's like watching 4 TVs all at once, all on different channels (in my head). The trick is to learn to control the relative volume on said TVs and how to focus on 1 or 2 without losing the other ones. If you can do this, it would seem that could be a great gift no? So after years of meditative practice, biofeedback (which is great btw), and such I can manage my ADD pretty well these days.
I see my ADD as a gift, but for a majority of my life nobody else has agreed with me except for people who witness it first hand. I've just read some things lately that indicate people are slowly changing their minds about how they see ADD. Not as something that needs to be treated or eliminated, but as an indicator that an individual goes about learning and such in a different way. If we are concious of that and make just a little effort, schooling and such would be much less of a problem for people with ADD/ADHD.
I've found some books that VERY accurately describe what goes on in my head and offers some fantastic insights on how to play to your strengths as a person with ADD/ADHD.
I've only read one of the books i've found yet, although I am working on more. I highly reccomend "The Gift of ADHD" by Lara Honos-Web [ISBN:1572243899]. She offers some fantastic perspectives on how to play to the strengths of ADD.
Finally, someone who agrees with my intuition! :-)
|Date:||October 15th, 2005 03:14 pm (UTC)|| |
funny you see your ADD as a gift.
I just read an article night before last about ADHD being a gift. It put things in a new life for me and showed me that its not supposed to be a nightmare.
|Date:||October 15th, 2005 03:34 pm (UTC)|| |
One of my favorite contemporary authors started his career writing about ADD/ADHD, and I am sure you would appreciate his stuff :) you can visit him on his website
And unlike most succesfull writers, he also gets back to you if you contact him.
A brilliant person altogether!
One of his basic points is that ADD/ADHD people are the catalysts for the progress/change in our society, and that it is intolerance towards change that has marginalized them since... oh, a little while.
He has some brilliant insights into people and society in general.
A wonderful, easy, but challenging read :)