A GREAT Explanation of What It’s Like to Have ADHD
Although I've never had an "official" diagnosis, those who know me know that I pretty much "fit the profile" of one with ADD. The "hyperactive" part is probably not applicable to me, but I can tell you after I read this, I thought, "Finally! Someone who 'gets' what goes on in my head!" Check it out, and see if you agree!
As posted by "factnotfiction" at tickld.com:
ADHD is about having broken filters on your perception.
Normal people have a sort of mental secretary that takes the 99% of irrelevant crap that crosses their mind, and simply deletes it before they become consciously aware of it. As such, their mental workspace is like a huge clean whiteboard, ready to hold and organize useful information.
ADHD people... have no such luxury. Every single thing that comes in the front door gets written directly on the whiteboard in bold, underlined red letters, no matter what it is, and no matter what has to be erased in order for it to fit.
You can read the full post at the link below. Now, what was I doing before I sat down to write this...?