In many ways, it is a blessing to have ADHD because if something hurts you can quickly retract and move on to something else. For those of you that do not have ADHD, imagine putting your finger in a fire. Those with ADHD can quickly withdraw and move to something else, but don’t learn much. Those without ADHD, however, take longer to withdraw their finger but the burn is imprinted in their mind so they do not do it again.
It’s how I see my ADHD. I’ve had similar situations happen over and over again, and wonder what it is that I am not getting. Why my behavior is not changing, and why I continue to throw myself into the fire again and again. I have finally come to realize, through therapy, reading, and the constant struggles of ‘why,’ that I am simply not standing in the pain long enough to understand the lesson I need to learn.