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Upsides are good. - GROWL
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Upsides are good.
MSN.com had a great ADD article today: http://articles.health.msn.com/id/100109339?GT1=6997

Here's my favorite part:

People with ADHD “may instead be our most creative individuals, our most extraordinary thinkers, our most brilliant inventors and pioneers,” writes Hartmann in his 2003 book The Edison Gene: ADHD and the Gift of the Hunter Child. He posits that the people with ADHD may carry genetically coded abilities that once were, and may still be, necessary for human survival and that contribute richness to the culture.

I do have enough creativity to kill a large boar, so I can't argue the logic there! Heh heh.

Hmm, I think I might have to pick up this book.

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From: millenia Date: September 20th, 2005 05:09 pm (UTC) (Link)
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...a boar.
ifritah From: ifritah Date: September 20th, 2005 05:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
My first impulse was to type sperm whale, but I thought that was a tad arrogant, so the second word that came to mind was boar! *Shrug*
ardweden From: ardweden Date: September 20th, 2005 08:45 pm (UTC) (Link)
So, how vould you creatively keel zis "boar", hmm?
ifritah From: ifritah Date: September 20th, 2005 09:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
... Throw the sperm whale at it!

My creativity is awe-inspiring, isn't it? Well, that, or I should have flunked Psych 101.
bobthebarbarian From: bobthebarbarian Date: September 21st, 2005 04:27 am (UTC) (Link)
Being in pharmacuticals, there are always several magazine articles around. One was about a jazz musician who's adhd would cause his jazz to be more random, and his creativity during those sessions where what made him famous. But when he was taking medication, those random moments in the middle of a set would not happen, so he found he always had to discontinue his medication for days surrounding his gigs :) just goes to show, randomness is GOOD!
ifritah From: ifritah Date: September 21st, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC) (Link)
That's an awesome story!

Yay for random! ^_^
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