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Re: Making Fun Of ADHD ….. Or Just Having Fun?

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Patte Rosebank
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And there you have the reason why so many kids who are picked on, grow up to become comedians or comic actors.

When you’re a kid, if people are always laughing at you for being who you are, it gives you a horrible feeling of helplessness. You keep wanting to say, “What did I ever do to you?” But that just makes them mock you even more. It’s soul-destroying. It can even be life-destroying. It very nearly was for me, and I was just a child.

But when you discover that if you can deliberately make people laugh, YOU have the power over THEM, it’s an amazing feeling. And so, you study the people who are good at comedy. And you practise making people laugh whenever you can, until you become a master at it. Until you become a master of THEM. And once you have mastered the trick of turning an embarrassing situation into something that YOU can laugh about FIRST, then life is much, much easier, and much, much more fun.

And I say this as someone who spent 45 minutes walking up the Vegas Strip, with a 3-foot-long piece of toilet paper hanging out the back of her trousers, and then when an embarrassed security guard pointed it out, I just tossed away the paper and scampered away, laughing. The poor security guard must have thought I’d escaped from somewhere. Can you imagine how MORTIFIED I’d have been if I hadn’t learned how to laugh at stuff like that? As it is, I’m thinking of doing it again, on Yonge Street, just to see how long it takes for someone to point it out to me. But I’m not sure if I could keep a straight face while I was doing it.