I read this quote by Sydney Harris: “When I hear somebody sigh “Life is hard” I am always tempted to ask “Compared to what?”. Compared to what. That is very profound and deep… or possibly it’s glib and dismissive I still haven’t decided.
“Everyone is ADHD. It’s the internet and smart phones.”
“These days everyone is ADD.”
“Yeah, everyone thinks they have it.”
Uh… No! Sorry, friend, but the whole world is NOT suddenly suffering from Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
As a Child Neuropsychologist, specialising in neurodevelopmental differences as well as a mother who raised my own son who was diagnosed with ADHD and Dyslexia around the age of nine, I understand the challenges that learning and behaviour differences can bring.
There was only one way to slow down my brain: get drunk, get numb, get dumb. This happened all day every day.
Self-medication was the key for me. I was completely in control, until I wasn’t. As a young adult I struggled with keeping my thoughts from getting out of control.