A different perspective

/A different perspective

If ADHD is a disorder, the finger points at the patient who takes medical advice and takes medication in an attempt to be normal. If ADHD is a difference, there’s nothing to prevent medical help, but better to figure out your differences and learn to live, work and study aligned with who you are. I don’t dispute the pain and suffering brought with ADHD, I have had my share. But I would rather point that finger at schools, universities, businesses and governments to demand that they step up and help out. Many of the problems of ADHD lie in societal failings. Let those of us with inventive, creative talents, not inspired by conventional carrots and sticks, who desire “autonomy, mastery and purpose” (Jonathan Mooney) – let us be ourselves.