2 thoughts on “Focus On Hyperfocus, A Positive View Of ADHD

  • May 18, 2012 at 9:28 am

    “Enjoy” my ADHD? Do you know how that sounds?

    How about I ask a recent friend to “enjoy” his epilepsy, or maybe I should tell my Mom to “enjoy” her migraines. They’re neurological conditions, too! With no cure, only temporary treatments.

    ADHD is a disorder, and I cope with it no less than with my cerebral palsy in the past. To insist a crippling nerological disorder is a “gift” makes you sound not just stupid and cruel, but delusional as well.

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    • May 18, 2012 at 9:58 pm

      Hi Robin,

      I think we have had a little miscommunication here, I said to enjoy what you were doing while you were doing it. I never said “enjoy your ADHD”. Also, I said that I’m tired of the gift/curse discussion but I didn’t say ADHD was a gift.

      I can say that I’m happy that I have ADHD instead of epilepsy or cerebral palsy and I’m even happier that my migraines suddenly stopped about the time I reached the age of 20, but I can’t say I’m happy that I have ADHD.

      If I had said those things, I imagine I would have sounded stupid, cruel and delusional. But I didn’t say those things. Imagine that …

      Thanks for reading my blog and for your comment,
      Kelly

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