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They all begin with a number. “12 Things You Should Know…”; “8 Ways Your House May Be Killing You…”; “15 Things That Turn Guys Off…”; “845 Ways To Make Sure…”[That last one was written by an ADDer.] Magazines, the internet, and newspapers are full of lists
So here’s the ADHD dilemma. Or at least, my ADHD dilemma. I’m behind in stuff. In a lot of stuff. Not always. And not everywhere. But especially before I got the diagnosis and started working on this, most of the time I was in overwhelm, playing catch-up
There are 7 billion people on the planet. None of them are living exactly the way I do. They don’t share the exact same beliefs about everything, or the exact same interests. And since I always do what I think is right, that makes them, everyone else wrong. Am I right? Of course I am.
When I was about 45 I took up tennis. More or less by accident. We had bought a timeshare at a place in Florida for the winter. To keep busy while we were there, I took a one-hour tennis lesson every morning—it was a workout AND entertainment AND added knowledge. Multi-tasking!
“I am ADD.”
“I have ADHD.”
How do you express it? Do you tend to say you have ADHD/ADD or do you tend to say, “I am so ADHD.” Perhaps even, “I am totally ADD!”