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Just realized I didn’t answer River’s question.
Re where do ADDers fit?
It’s no surprise so many of us are in “Show Biz.”
I’ve heard it said that L.A. should be re-named “ADD-Town” (though I personally prefer, “Swan Lake” <g>)
We suck in mundane occupations.
We blossom in any arena that demands high concentration (because of the ADD “gift” of hyper-focus).
BUT … there’s a catch.
We “gotta wanna.”
If the arena doesn’t catch our imagination, fugetaboudit.
If it does – especially once we have the right meds – we excel.
To put it another way…
I can’t work 9 to 5 to save my life (if there’s no reason, other than money, to be there).
But, I will happily work 5 to 9 (that’s 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.), 7 days a week, if the arena catches my fancy.
(Been doing that since 1972!)
Hope that partially answers your question.
MUST get back to work.
Cheers till next time,