"I'm with you on the gifts of ADHD. The absent mindedness is frustrating as hell to me, but I love being quick witted and adventurous. I think the benefits of ADHD actually outweight the detrimental aspects."
""I'll never call ADHD a gift. That's kind of Jenny McCarthy-ism at its worst in my opinion. But even a dark cloud can have a silver lining. Sometimes."
That's the sentiment I was trying to express. We shouldn't think…"
"I'm glad it's not a disorder for you, but for me it definitely is. There are gifts, for sure, such as hyperfocus that I use extensively, but the associated difficulties of ADHD have affected me throughout my life, and continue to this…"
"A little off topic, but ADD may actually be an evolutionary survival adaptation. I was listening to the Skepticallity podcast and the were interviewing William Meller, M.D., author of Evolution RX. He was discussing the thought that a wandering…"
For all those suffering with ADD, there are ways that it can be an extremely valuable gift. Do you know of any?Here are the gifts ADD has brought to me. In no particular order:Conferences and or teaching skills: I can execute a conference or teach a class and see the smallest question on people’s faces. Or see the slightest bit of boredom or disgust for that matter. Realizing their thoughts and dynamically acting toward a positive change makes a person with ADD a great speaker and teacher...…See More
"I have it so bad, and the only way I survive (without a full time minder) is a smart phone. Everything I do goes onto a calendar, and then the smart phone synchronizes to warn me. I tried everything prior, and this is all that works.
But to forget…"
"It’s clear I have the gift/problem but have never been diagnosed. I have the ADD, and my brother had the ADHD. As strange (or not) as it may seem, he now “just” has ADD because of his long time use of pot. After digressing -which…"
"Some things disturb all of us, many things disturb some of us; one of those many to disturb me is a member questioning the belonging to a number just for inquisitive participation. I would tend to shun a group looking for me to belong if they…"
Hi. Welcome to this great site and its thousands of bright people like you who recognise religion for the superstition and giant fraud that it is,
and that gods are merely fictions filling up valuable space inside the brains of the 'faith-ful'.
Terry Meaden originator of the busy discussion group
"ORIGINS: Universe, Life, Earth, Humankind, Fossils, Religion, Evolution, Darwin..." with its over 240 discussion topics.