My opinions and convictions don’t matter unless I’m willing to defend them.
I was watching this show a few weeks back, Mr. Robot. The protagonist, Elliot, was talking about his isolation, about feeling alone and how he couldn’t take it sometimes. I could relate to Elliot. He didn’t really relate to people, and so he avoided them like the plague, but still the loneliness he felt was overwhelming, and paralyzing. I feel that way sometimes. I want to be left alone, I rather not have people around, but I’m also overwhelmingly alone.
As the title states, I have ADHD. Now, this is not a debate. I’m not here to ask your opinion on whether or not ADHD is real or not. In fact, I’ll share a little from an expert on the matter. I’ll quote Dr. Edward M. Hallowell, author of Delivered from Distraction, which I am currently reading; “ADD is not a religious principle; it is a medical diagnosis derived from such solid evidence as genetic studies, brain scans, and worldwide epidemiological surveys.”
One thing you will notice from the get go is that I have no sense of punctuation, which is kind of odd for someone with a college degree. I’m not sure if that speaks more about the horrible education system of this country or more about my ability to fake till’ I make it. Well it seems like I faked it all the way through High School and College graduation. If I’m going to be honest though, I don’t really think I ever made it.