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Re: Just because I wasn't confused enough… ADD or Gifted?

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Tim
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This web site is truly helpful in my process of figuring out where I’ve been and how I’m going to take back my life. I often though that I remembered only about 10 minutes of my childhood so it’s interesting how comments made by others here have triggered memories that were long dormant.

DogFather, I had forgotten completely how many times I had been told to “apply myself”. My marks were all over the place too. I would have As and Fs on the same report card. Some things were interesting and came easily but I remember the deep deadly boredom of the subjects that didn’t interest me. “If only Tim would apply himself …” was something I heard far too many times. The interesting thing is that were comments in the early grades (2,3,4) about how much knowledge I brought to the class from my outside reading. I wasn’t “applying myself”, I was just doing what I enjoyed.

Your last sentence brings back memories too. The phone in my parents’ house was the classic Northern Electric model 500 that everyone had. Too many times the distinctive ring would be the start of another episode of being yelled at, called lazy and told to, well, you know. For years my guts would tighten at the sound of a telephone bell and for most of my 20s I refused to have a phone in the house. I inherited that phone along with my report cards a couple of years ago and decided that I would plug it in to see what would happen. Fortunately time has softened the response and it is still plugged in. I even enjoy using the dial as long as there aren’t too many 8s, 9s, or 0s in the number.

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