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ADHD

The Harder Alternative

A sign of hard times

It's hard having ADHD. I mean, I think it's hard. I can't really say that not having it would be easier since I've never not had ADHD.

I assume it's hard because I know that ADHD is a collection of conflicting paradoxical issues that won't let up.

Conflicts like the fact that we can focus on things to the exclusion of all else, but we can't really choose what...
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I Hate Being Sick

Health Care for the distracted ...

There are some things that are universal. Whether you have ADHD or not, very few people like being sick.

I'll admit that there have been times when I've been under the weather and felt like I appreciated the excuse to take a break, but I've never really enjoyed being ill.

And I confess that being sick makes me appreciate things like slippers, sweaters, blankets, soup, and other things...
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Wheel Fell Off

It happens sometimes ...

There are times when I feel like my life is clicking along. Like it's rolling on rails and I can just watch it run.

When that happens I get scared. Well, I used to get scared.

I knew, I still know, that when I get complacent, I get cocky. And I start doing more and more stuff.

Then I start committing resources to multiple tasks.
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The Rest Is Gravy

Who needs gravy?

Have you heard about this? This weekend, this long weekend, October 6th to 9th, is the Canadian Thanksgiving.

It happens earlier than American Thanksgiving because winter also happens earlier and the American date is too late in the year for us to be able to count on the weather.

So the holiday progression, for those keeping score, is Canadian Thanksgiving, Halloween, American Thanks giving, and then Christmas.

But when it comes...
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Numb And Number

Maybe even the nummiest

I can think of any number of times I was oblivious to the obvious. It happens quite frequently.

And there's a sick feeling I get in the pit of my stomach when that occurs.

It's kind of like watching an accident about to happen and being unable to do anything about it.

Suddenly, people are looking at me like I have a third eye.

And I wish I had a...
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Video Games Cause ADHD

Keep your eye on the prize

Did I get your attention?

Good. Now that I have it ... "Don't Be So Foolish!"

Saying video games cause ADHD is like saying blindness causes macular degeneration.

No, I'm not suggesting that ADHD causes video games, let's not be foolish. There's a connection, but it isn't a cause and effect type of thing.
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You Are Here

Well, you're somewhere in there ...

Have you ever seen that poster that shows a picture of the our galaxy with an arrow pointed to an insignificant looking spot in the middle of what seems like a billion stars?

And the legend at the info end of that arrow reads, "You Are Here!"

And it's funny. I mean, we look around us today at all we've done and all we're capable of, and...
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Wait A Minute!!!

As if ...

I like lineups, kind of, and waiting rooms too.

It's a bit of a coping mechanism I've developed, I guess. I just simply tell myself that it can't be helped, and I now have an excuse for being late.

Then I settle in to enjoy myself, often conversing with other people in my same situation.

I think I got that from my mother.
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