Quotes About Adhd

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Shannon L. Alder
“Sensitive people usually love deeply and hate deeply. They don't know any other way to live than by extremes because thier emotional theromastat is broken.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“It is growing up different. It is extreme hypersensitivity. It is a bottomless pit of feeling you're failing, but three days later, you feel you can do anything, only to end the week where you began. It is not learning from your mistakes. It is distrusting people because you have been hurt enough. It is moments of knowing your pain is self inflicted, followed by blaming the world. It is wanting to listen, but you just can’t anymore because your life has been to full of people that have judged you. It is fighting to be right; so for once in your life someone will respect and hear you for a change. It is a tiring life of endless games with people, in order to seek stimulus. It is a hyper focus, so intense about what bothers you, that you can’t pay attention to anything else, for very long. It is a never-ending routine of forgetting things. It is a boredom and lack of contentment that keeps you running into the arms of anyone that has enough patience to stick around. It wears you out. It wears everyone out. It makes you question God’s plan. You misinterpret everything, and you allow your creative mind to fill the gaps with the same old chains that bind you. It narrows your vision of who you let into your life. It is speaking and acting without thinking. It is disconnecting from the ones you love because your mind has taken you back to what you can’t let go of. It is risk taking, thrill seeking and moodiness that never ends. You hang your hope on “signs” and abandon reason for remedy. It is devotion to the gifts and talents you have been given, that provide temporary relief. It is the latching onto the acceptance of others---like a scared child abandoned on a sidewalk. It is a drive that has no end, and without “focus” it takes you nowhere. It is the deepest anger when someone you love hurts you, and the greatest love when they don't. It is beauty when it has purpose. It is agony when it doesn’t. It is called Attention Deficit Disorder.”
Shannon L. Alder

“My thoughts are like butterflies. They are beautiful, but they fly away.”
Anonymous

Shannon L. Alder
“Not enough people realize that ADHD is not a disorder about loss of focus. It is a disorder of loss of emotional control, which is triggered by outside influences, self-esteem and our interpretation of events. Whether this is positive or negative it triggers us to hyper focus on what consumes our thoughts. Staying positive is critical and distancing oneself from hurtful people is essential, in order to live a life with purpose.”
Shannon L. Alder

S. Kelley Harrell
“I'm ADD and psychic. I know things ahead of time but lose track of which is which.”
S. Kelley Harrell

Shannon L. Alder
“Every person with ADHD already knows that destination addiction is part of their disorder. However, if it doesn’t have a positive outlet, it can destroy your life. It is not another person that will make your life better; it is the qualities in them that you admire. Incorporate those attributes into your own life and you won’t miss a thing.”
Shannon L. Alder

Jack Gantos
“Do you think I'm weird because I'm wired, or wired because I'm wierd?”
Jack Gantos, What Would Joey Do?
tags: adhd

Shannon L. Alder
“Don't waste your time being what someone wants you to become, in order to feed their list of rules, boundaries and insecurities. Find your tribe. They will allow you to be you, while you dance in the rain.”
Shannon L. Alder

Stefan Molyneux
“The degree to which the psychiatric community is complicit with abusive parents in drugging non-compliant children is a war crime across the generations, and there will be a Nuremberg at some point in the future”
Stefan Molyneux

Benjamin Tomes
“There’s a huge difference for taking responsibility for one’s actions, and taking credit, and in this scenario I think we need to give credit where credit is due. I won’t take responsibility for my teacher’s drinking problem, but I will take credit for it.”
Benjamin Tomes, Confessions of the Unmedicated Mind; Growing up with ADHD, before ADHD, Volume 1: Home

Samantha Young
“Eden," Cyrus snapped bringing her back to the present. "I have a sword pointed at you. Will you please focus”
Samantha Young, Blood Past

Shannon L. Alder
“What lies between where you are and where you want to be sometimes requires traveling through the Twilight Zone.”
Shannon L. Alder

Alexis de Tocqueville
“It is extremely difficult to obtain a hearing from men living in democracies, unless it be to speak to them of themselves. They do not attend to the things said to them, because they are always fully engrossed with the things they are doing. For indeed few men are idle in democratic nations; life is passed in the midst of noise and excitement, and men are so engaged in acting that little remains to them for thinking. I would especially remark that they are not only employed, but that they are passionately devoted to their employments. They are always in action, and each of their actions absorbs their faculties: the zeal which they display in business puts out the enthusiasm they might otherwise entertain for idea.”
Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

E.J. Plows
“If you can still wipe your own backside then life's not that bad!”
E.J. Plows

Shannon L. Alder
“It's a sad day when your iPhone becomes a horcrux, witches hunt your soul and you have to seek the resurrection stone just to find yourself. I was hardly Harry Potter. There was no lightening bolt on my forehead, but if you knew my life you would have met a storm.”
Shannon L. Alder

Shannon L. Alder
“I am totally convinced my guardian angel is an addict because I can't find my Adderall and she is not talking.”
Shannon L. Alder

Sarah  Young
“Living with ADHD is like being locked in a room with 100 Televisions and 100 Radios all playing. None of them have power buttons so you can turn them off and the door is locked from the outside.”
Sarah Young
tags: adhd

Adele Devine
“Love every child without condition, listen with an open heart, get to know who they are, what they love, and follow more often than you lead.”
Adele Devine, Flying Starts for Unique Children: Top Tips for Supporting Children with SEN or Autism When They Start School

Sarah  Young
“When you have ADHD your home reflects our thought. disorganized and in disoray. And like with a disorganized house. you can only appologize for your disorganized brian so many time before it becomes exhausting.”
Sarah Young
tags: adhd

Brenda Lochinger
“Someone told me that their child was diagnosed with ADHD. They wanted to know how I handle the day to day. It's hard on me but it's harder on them. I cry sometimes which means they probably do to. I worry that the world will never give them the chance they deserve but I am. I get frustrated when they are treated badly but they feel worse. I keep trying, I keep learning, and I keep telling their story. Just love your child and don't give up. They need you to be the person that understands.”
Brenda Lochinger

Julie A. Fast
“It turns out that up to 35 percent of people with bipolar disorder also have ADHD.”
Julie A. Fast, Loving Someone with Bipolar Disorder: Understanding and Helping Your Partner

Philip G. Zimbardo
“We have nothing against playing video games; they have many good features and benefits. Our concern is that when they are played to excess, especially in social isolation, they can hinder a young man's ability and interest in developing his face-to-face social skills. Multiple problems, including obesity, violence, anxiety, lower school performance, social phobia and shyness, greater impulsivity and depression, have all been associated with excessive gaming. The variety and intensity of video game action makes other parts of life, like school, seem comparatively boring, and that creates a problem with their academic performance, which in turn might require medication to deal with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), which then leads to other problems down the road in a disastrous negative cycle...”
Philip G. Zimbardo, Man, Interrupted: Why Young Men Are Struggling & What We Can Do about It

Gabor Maté
“The distressing internal state is not examined: the
focus is entirely on the outside: What can Ireceive from the world that
will make me feel okay, if only for a moment? Bare attention can show
her that these moods and feelings have only the meaning and power
that she gives them. Eventually she will realize that there is nothing to
run away from. Situations might need to be changed, but there is no
internal hell that one must escape by dulling or stimulating the mind.”
Gabor Maté

“Behavior isn't something someone "has." Rather, it emerges from the interaction of a person's biology, past experiences, and immediate context.”
L. Todd Rose

Shannon L. Alder
“You can't compare men or women with mental disorders to the normal expectations of men and women in without mental orders. Your dealing with symptoms and until you understand that you will always try to find sane explanations among insane behaviors. You will always have unreachable standards and disappointments. If you want to survive in a marriage to someone that has a disorder you have to judge their actions from a place of realistic expectations in regards to that person's upbringing and diagnosis.”
Shannon L. Alder

Neda Aria
“For me, all those systematic Bureaucracies of traditional schools jaded me. For me, I still couldn’t understand why we have to have a factory style education for children living in the 21st century. Why hold them in place, asking them to read and repeat and giving them a number of tasks to finish? I still have no idea how exams and objective assessments could measure human behavior or intelligence. Is it some kind of barcoding human aptitude? Is it ethical anyway?”
Neda Aria, Ideo: The Bitter Recipes of the Truth

Neel Burton
“Other pressing problems with the current medical model [of mental disorder] is that it encourages false epidemics, most glaringly in bipolar disorder and ADHD, and the wholesale exportation of Western mental disorders and Western accounts of mental disorder. Taken together, this is leading to a pandemic of Western disease categories and treatments, while undermining the variety and richness of the human experience.”
Neel Burton, The Meaning of Madness

“They say, and I have reason to believe, that in times of intellectual laziness we are at our most genus when we find someone who is better in some way; it allows us to dismiss the reality that all our pride and profundity comes from our aptitude to copy and paste their intelligence. Except for memes, we get to share those by definition - and further watch the ADHD evolve them to golden cancer.”
LampoonTop's 1925 autobiographica

“They say, and I have reason to believe, that in times of intellectual laziness we are at our most genius when we find someone who is better in some way; it allows us to dismiss the reality that all our pride and profundity comes from our aptitude to copy and paste their intelligence. Except for memes, we get to share those by definition - and further watch the ADHD evolve them to golden cancer.”
LampoonTop's 1925 autobiographica

Paolo Bacigalupi
“Doctors described Jonah as having poor impulse control, which basically meant that Jonah's entire world was a series of decisions that balanced precariously on the razor's edge of clever vs. stupid.”
Paolo Bacigalupi, The Doubt Factory

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