More So A Gift Than Anything Else.

I'm actually glad I have ADHD.  I'm not one of those people who takes some of the bad hands they've been dealt in life and says they're glad they got them.  I'm a pessimist through-and-through.  I just appreciate all that ADHD has in store for the people who do have it.  I'm not full of energy or anything.  I channel my hyperactivity through very subtle means.  Fidgeting with things and the like.

It negatively affected my school performance.  That's one bad thing about it.  I've never been held back a grade, so I can't complain too much.  Well, another bad thing is my short attention span.  I lose interest in things I like even.  I'll be watching a movie, playing a video game, reading a book, etc. and before I know it, I've completely lost track of what has happened.  I got lost in my own mind.

But I'm glad I have this disorder.  The most interesting people in the world have it.  From the inside looking out, people without it seem somewhat dull.  People with ADHD are colorful and interesting in so many ways, because they have thoughts rushing through their minds at all times and, as a result they come up with the best ideas, conversations, observations, etc.

Not to mention what ADHD does to an imagination.  My whole life, I've had people tell me how jealous they were of my imagination.  People with ADHD make the best artists, writers, painters, musicians, whatever.

I have ADHD, and I don't think I would have it otherwise.

Again, I'm not an optimistic, happy person.  I'm an extreme pessimist.  Don't think that was just the rambling of some overly cheerful schmuck with too much time on his hands.
Discard92 Discard92
22-25, M
3 Responses Jul 24, 2011

im glad i have adhd too!!

I am fortunate in that I work in a field that my ADHD is a blessing in. I can notice things and pick up on things that others would miss. I don't get distracted when 100 things are going on at once where others would. I agree ADHD can be a blessing in the right environment!

i googled "im glad i have adhd". Looks like i found what i was looking for. I wish i had friends with adhd that had the same thought processes i do because there is so much to relate to in a person like that, because they're just ******* like you. Do you always see the big picture. I love seeing the big picture. It truly is a girft and i mean that in the least narcissistic way possible. thanks for your post