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For some reason Macro focus comes to mind but I can’t be sure about that. Right now June 12th feels like a year ago. I did have an epiphany this morning about clutter and something that Dr. J demonstrated on stage. He was describing how the two classes of medications help us focus. One was bringing the foreground noise into focus and the other was making the background noise fade away.
I got to thinking about why we live in such clutter, why we lose things right in front of us like a rock dropped into a dark pool of water. The way Dr. J explained how the two classes of medications worked made something click in my head. He was holding his hand up on stage and put one finger of his other hand in front of it. Normal people see and hear the teacher (single finger) in front of the background noise (the open hand) but for an ADDer the single finger becomes part of the open hand and it all blends together.
Just like sounds become part of the background noise, objects become part of the visual background “noise”. We literally don’t see what is in front of our faces because it has “dropped out of site” into the background clutter. Oh dear, a de’ja vu moment. Why do I feel like I have actually heard this before and forgot and am now rediscovering this? Would not be the first time that has happened.
Maybe if we all stop and notice what is around us than maybe we won’t live in such a cluttered environment? It could happen. Kind of like Rick’s game of noticing.REPORT ABUSE