Does anyone here have ADHD (the wanderlust gene)? (2 Viewers)

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only on the adhd front.... it's like a hamster spinning a cage while it runs...


Thats all... the thing is... at least in my experience it is possible to know the baseline of your own mind.

Now ... fuck society... the question is what do you want to do or go with that?

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this may be a good example of not having a coherent idea to post because of drinking though ha... seriously though I think as I get older yes... I am manifesting less patience with attention... or that might be the instant gratification of internet and society that I experience. All I know is, I read less books that I used to and I used to read a lot. Gotta work on refocusing my mind.
 
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... fuck society... the question is what do you want to do or go with that?
Community over society.

It's true, there are some unique things to the ADHD mind that can *potentially* work out in ones favor.

The tendency of the mind too wander can contribute to out of the box thinking.
But you gotta also have resources (education, etc) and rewards -however those might come about for you personally.
 

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For some people ADHD manifests outwardly, whereas for others it's more mental. (Sometimes called ADD, though there's no official diagnosis with that name) As in, the mental state is hyperactive, while also being unfocussed.

My sister was diagnosed, and I likely have it as well.

Sometimes you'll hear people talk about "hyperfocussing", generally as this supposed sorta super-power that ADHD people can sometimes attain. But this ability is not *at will*. Hyperfocussing only comes when there's intense interest in the subject. Many purple believe ADHD involves a lack of dopamine, which is the "reward neurotransmitter". So it's maybe harder for us to feel rewarded for focus on something that doesn't have us intensely involved.... Or, this is how I've understood it.

My sister thinks that hyperfocussing isn't all super powers though, however. Someone with ADHD might obsessively focus on something that's totally out of their control, or what have you.

Anyway, this is what I've picked up on the subject.
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For most of my life I've been believed to have ADHD, but I've never been tested. All I know is that when I consume sugar or carbs, my attention span and ability to think critically plummets, but I don't know if that's because of ADHD, or just because refined carbs and sugar is so awful.

I've been called "weird" a lot before. But that could be any combination of ADHD, being sheltered as a kid, not being adapted to the local culture at all because of the sheltering and having spent most of my childhood and teenhood online and with video games, lack of social skills, or just, anything.

Man I remember when I was oddly obsessively looking for a poncho. Was THAT hyperfocus?
 
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For most of my life I've been believed to have ADHD, but I've never been tested. All I know is that when I consume sugar or carbs, my attention span and ability to think critically plummets, but I don't know if that's because of ADHD, or just because refined carbs and sugar is so awful.

I've been called "weird" a lot before. But that could be any combination of ADHD, being sheltered as a kid, not being adapted to the local culture at all because of the sheltering and having spent most of my childhood and teenhood online and with video games, lack of social skills, or just, anything.

Man I remember when I was oddly obsessively looking for a poncho. Was THAT hyperfocus?
it exists with or without sugar. many people eat sugary diets and dont develop adhd
 

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I can't remember... lol but did the Simpsons have an episode with adhd and Ritalin?

Maybe get some ritalin pills with sugar and be like woot woot big pharma... solves everything right???

haha... oh I see... I get that adhd for at least an hour after waking up... morning or naptime...

got lots of time for naptime now... it's great.... snoooooooozeeee to zzz zzz zzz zzzaaaaaaa!!!


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Man I remember when I was oddly obsessively looking for a poncho. Was THAT hyperfocus?
thrift stores are great for odd n ends like that... or you make your own with tyvek like material... I have square yards of it from an old job... only thing is its blank white so it's not camo... no one will find you in a blizzard but you'll stand out on a moonless night under a street lamp.
 
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