Sometimes, when people find out I have ADHD, they look at me like I have two heads.
I do not, in fact, have two heads, nor do any of my shiny, squirrel noticing cohort. We have, in fact, the same number of heads as an identical sized control group.
And okay, my title is misleading, because what I’m actually listing here is five of the thousands of things that people with ADHD have in common … with everyone else.
Our busy brains spur us to the heights of innovation — so we should celebrate our out-of-the-box thinkers, not force them to conform.
If people with ADHD are consistently found on the cutting edge of human innovation — inventing the light bulb, starting Apple computers and other Fortune 500 companies, taking Olympic gold medals, writing bestsellers, directing movies, winning the Super Bowl — why do we continue to accept the words deficit and disorder as part of the definition?