These days there’s medication to calm humans with the gift of distraction. It’s mostly little humans who haven’t yet had a chance to explore it. This is our educational system, at least in the western world, anyway. ADHD kids are a handful, but they mature into hard workers. ADD kids evolve into productive people, too.
When we think about it, isn’t it difficult for anyone to sit for an hour and a half or so and just listen and record notes and pay full attention while being schooled? Perhaps many are able, but the deep thinkers have distracting thoughts. Daydreams we call this. Some say it with a disapproving facial expression like it’s useless. “Daydreaming again…” And yet the dreamers’ reveries, musing, and fantasies create music, and life-changing inventions, soul-arresting art, and written stories or information that outlasts readers’ lives.
Attention Deficit Disorder. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. Disorder? I find that a tad judgmental. Anyone or no one may agree.
To be more accurate, I have user-friendly labels for this so-called affliction.
Attentional Dreaming Discoveries
Attentional Directive Detour.
Attentional Differences However Devising
Attentional Differences Hail Development.
If the standard label was issued to your intelligent mind, your child’s or any other human you know, the accused are in the good company of these humans. Interestingly, ADD/HD persons may also have or may develop bipolar “disorder,” and you’ll recognize some individuals on the list:
Leonardo da Vinci
Alexander Graham Bell
Hans Christian Anderson
Gen. George Patton
John F. Kennedy
David H. Murdock
Werner von Braun
Dwight D. Eisenhower
F. Scott Fitzgerald
George C. Scott
George Bernard Shaw
This list was scooped from http://www.psychcentral.com which is an accurate and dependable site for information regarding mental health.
Thanks for reading~