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Re: Funniest ADD Moment — What's yours?

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I’d have to say that until now, nothing that has happened to me due to ADD has ever been funny. Not to me anyway. Probably due to the fact that I also have suffered from Asperger syndrome and ADD both, all of my life, but until now have never understood the implications of having both at once.

Now that I know about both, and understand both, the sense of relief and awareness I have, that I never had before, seems to be causing a far more light-hearted attitude toward myself and my life than i have ever experienced before. I’m seeing a lot more humor in certain things than I ever have before.

Though none of anything that I’ve ever personally experienced in the past was funny while it was happening, I think now I’ll be laughing at more things that actually happen to me, be it directly due to my “quirks” or how I tend to react to things. Perhaps someday I’ll be able to see some humor in things that have happened in the past too. Right now though, I’d have to say it’s a bit too soon for that.

For now, I’m happy to get a chuckle or two out of what’s occurring now, but even that is still not as easy as I’d like it to be.

The most laughs I get so far are from vicarious humor seen through others experiences, as in the videos posted by Rick Green and Patrick Mckenna on the web. I can certainly at least identify and laugh with them, but I still find it hard to see my own experiences as funny. Perhaps time will change that. This understanding is just too new to me I think…

I’m still at the stage where thinking about my own experiences produces more of an, “AAAAAAAUUUUUUURRRRRRGH!!!!!!”

For now, it’s only funny when it’s happening to somebody else.