I think I have ADD.
In fact, I think I’ve had it all along. For those of you who know me, just stop and think about it for a second. Forget all the political issues surrounding the disorder and just think about what you know about me. And think about what you know of ADD. Now put the two together. Yeah.
I seriously can’t pay attention to anything I do. Every once in awhile I’ll have some kind of break-through for an hour or so when I’m doing something amazingly interesting to me, but for the most part my brain is constantly distracting me, saying things like, “Hey, don’t forget about…” and, “Go check out that website so-and-so told you about,” and, “Did you respond to that email?” and a whole bunch of other things. Simultaneously. Without ceasing.
I’m not saying this in an “Oh, please pity me!” sort of way. I think if I do actually have ADD I’ve gotten along without any kind of medication pretty well, and become a productive member of society, etc. But honestly, do you know anyone who is more constantly distracted than I am? If you do, they probably have ADD. 🙂
You might ask me, “Josh, what’s the point? You’ve grown up with it (or without it if you don’t actually have it) and now you’re a productive member of society, so who cares?” I can only respond by saying, “That’s a good point, but we have to keep in mind that in order to… Hmmm… I’m hungry.”