I’ve had a theory brewing for a few decades.
It’s about ADHD.
My theory is that some people have been gifted with the adroit ability to think and move quickly; they ride life like a stallion, seeing, hearing and experiencing everything in magnified ways. It is a gift. In the right hands, these people emerge out of childhood as curious, lifelong learners who understand deeply and creatively. They are bright. Intuitive. Daring. Perceptive. Sensitive. Interesting. They learn how to manage their strengths well; how to avoid the deleterious consequences of being who they are.
ADHD is listed in the Center For Disease Control and Prevention; it is listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, all revisions. Disease and disorders have negative connotations. Science says it is a “thing”; I won’t argue that. Instead, I wonder if there isn’t another…
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