It took me years to realize that everything we do is calculated, in some way, to make ourselves happy. Having ADHD means that my calculations aren’t always the comprehensive process they should be.
I crave happiness, just like anyone, but I want it now, instant gratification. I’m sure I could see the sense of enduring discomfort in the present to have long term comfort in the future, but I’d have to think about it to be able to see it.
“The warp engines are off line, captain, all we have is impulse power!”
Seeing an opportunity and a good potential outcome is all I need to see to make me impulsively do something without thinking through all the potential changes such actions could cause.