The ADHD Mind

@rainbow (6763)
February 11, 2007 2:45pm CST
A friend sent this to me, so I thought I'd share it with all the ADHD moms and dads:- You are amazing. But many don't understand your ADHD mind. So you can tell them ... The ADHD mind is no more than this: A heroic soul born desperately in need of sensation. To you ... a moment is an eternity, a rule is a tyranny, a process is a purgatory, a joy is an ecstasy, a daydream is a vision, a hazard is a playground, silence is suffocation, and completion is death. Add to this brutally expansive spirit the overwhelming need to risk, create, and express -- so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or businesses or buildings or something of meaning, your very breath is cut off ... You must create, must pour out your entire being in creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency you do not feel alive unless you are intimately involved in the risk of self-expression. Thank you for having the courage to create. For without your creations the world would grow dull and listless And the rest of us who are like you would not have your courageous act to lean on to inspire our own. Rock on, Garret LoPorto Author of The DaVinci Method http://www.DaVinciMethod.com The above message by Garret LoPorto is partially inspired by a poem by Pearl Buck How cool and true is that? I love it, what do you think?
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8 responses
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
it's a nice poem. Some people say I have adhd. It takes more than the average time for me toget new concepts. I always read and study which make me wonder if I really have adhd.
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@rainbow (6763)
14 Feb 07
I know what you mean, I've been accused of being easily distraced, no concentration, memory of a goldfish, no stamina etc all my life but only the DORE test said I had some ADHD, my son however has lots. I thought the poem was lovely as it views these problems in a different light, thank you for your response. It it makes you feel any better I have jsut sepnet 2 hours trying to get yahoo messenger, with Gabs helping me, now she's made me delete everything and is going to try to do it for me, how hopeless am I - even with the instructions in front of me, lol...
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@lvap0628 (731)
• Philippines
14 Feb 07
Thank you very much rainbow for this very inspirational piece. My son has been diagnosed with ADHD of the inattentive type and i am at a loss sometimes on how i can help him cope with it. i just encourage him to give the best he can in everything he does, and tell him always that i love him.
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@rainbow (6763)
14 Feb 07
I often find that other people are a bigger problem than the ADHD. All you can do isthe same as any other kids, hope like heck he's happy after all that's al any of us really want for our kids. Thank-you so much for being my friend!
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@Willowlady (10666)
• United States
12 Feb 07
Would hope that a few artistes that had difficulties would not make it so all did. On the other hand we have been blessed by the minds of these folk that are wired differently. Thanks for sharing this and teaching us about the special minds.
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@rainbow (6763)
12 Feb 07
it reminds us that all our children are specail especially the little ones that other people find the labels for, thank-you for you kinds response.
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@14missy (3185)
• Australia
12 Feb 07
Thankyou for this beautiful poem. My daughter is 12 and has ADHD She is the most talented little artist and creative person you would hope to meet. We have our struggles but she is a beautiful soul and this poem captures that so well.
@rainbow (6763)
12 Feb 07
I'm so pleased you daughter has found something that she's goood at and loves, that's so important! It can be a struggle sometimes can't it, Bong has Autism and ADHD and school now want to have dyspraxia checked aswell, bless him. He's ok, and can be beautiful when he wants, lol.
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• United States
13 Feb 07
oh this is so so so true! thanks for posting this!
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@rainbow (6763)
13 Feb 07
I just loved it, it's nice to see something positive about ADHD
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• United States
13 Feb 07
yes its very sad that most ppl only see the negative effect of ADD and ADHD! but they are not looking at all the joys and wonderful things people with ADD and ADHD are bringing to us!
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@rainbow (6763)
13 Feb 07
my son has Autism, ADHD and school are now on about Dyspraxia too, it's hard sometimes so I had to share with anyone else who is affected by the problems other people see, and remind us all of the hidden beauty in everyone. THank ou for your kind and thoughtful comments!
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@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
12 Feb 07
That is very beautiful. I feel in a way that is pertains to my son, CJ, who has Autism...He is so very smart and loving. He has so many wonderful inspirations inside his little head that he tries to get out; he manages to impress me daily. He expresses himself in ways that most people could not understand, but if you spent enough time with him you'd think he was a genius in many ways. He wants to be a Judge, a writer (like Murder She Wrote; one of his favorite shows), a pharmacist and so many more things when he grows up. He's just like other children who have dreams but his remain the same year in and year out. I know he will be one in one or more of these wonderful professions some day; I have no doubt.
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@rainbow (6763)
12 Feb 07
CJ sounds a wonderful child, the more I hear about him the more I like him, I'm sure his dreams will come true one day. Bong wants to be a Dr and a Cowboy in the Wild West all at the same time, always has. I hope he can realise his dreams too.
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@cjsmom (1423)
• United States
9 Mar 07
It hasn't been that long since I realized we could view what best responses we received, so, I'm trying to catch up and thank all who have honored me with this. Thanks for your kind words.
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@suedarr (2382)
• Canada
14 Feb 07
I think it is a great poem! My kids do not have ADHD, but my hubby was an ADHD kid, and I was diagnosed O.C.D Hehehehe always fun and games in our household ... lol!
@rainbow (6763)
14 Feb 07
It's just uplifting isn't it. Sorry I'm not good on abreviations so whats OCD? You probably have as much fun as we do, lol!
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• Canada
20 Feb 07
Thank you Rainbow! That is so beautiful. I saw my son in it in many ways. It is nice to have an uplifting view of ADHD.
@rainbow (6763)
20 Feb 07
Thank-you so much, it was so lovely I thought I had to share it as we so rarely hear anything positive about our little peoples specail qualities.
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