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Re: I found out I am ADHD at the age of 51

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I also just realized what I’ve known on some level for a long time – ADD. But, I’m lucky. I took these aptitude tests many many years ago. It literally changed my life. It gave me confirmation that the field of study I was contemplating was right for me, and the confidence to keep going when it was difficult. It’s not cheap, but I’m not sure I can say strongly enough how valuable it’s been. It was at least 25 years ago that I took it, and it not only helped me select the right career, but I use what I learned about my own strengths and weaknesses every single day of my life – and I really mean every day. I’d still be waitressing if I hadn’t done that.

btw – there are some fields where the math to get through school is much much much harder than the math required for the actual career. for instance: I get my knickers in a twist all the time when I hear some poor high school kid tell me how badly they want to be an architect, but they’re not good at math. You need enough math ability to get through school, you find a school where the structural classes are not calculus based, then when you work in the real world, you hire structural engineers like everybody else.

So, if this is a field you really love and it suits you in every other way – is there a way to work around the math issue?