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Time again for a little self-indulgence where I publicly babble about what's going on in my head. But hey... it's a blog and it's barely read, so everything's fine.

When I first read this article, I was a bit concerned. Parts of it sounded far too much like me. But we, as a society, too often tend to try to make the symptoms fit the illness instead of the other way around. There are things in there that sound like me (having a hard time staying focused while I'm reading, having a hard time paying attention while people are talking to me, needing new things often, poor organizational skills), but there are a lot of things there that sound nothing like me at all (hyperactivity, performing poorly at school, having a bad memory). And I can come up with various other explanations for such problems. I try to think back to when I was a kid to see if I can remember ever being like this. I was always great at school until I hit high school and things fell off a bit, but I still managed to end up 13th out of around 250 in my class. When I was really little, I was always in the advanced reading sections, but I also remember taking all day to read The Neverending Story when I was in the 4th or 5th grade.

I do wish it was so simple that you could just stick a name on it and it'd solve everything. My adult life has been a muddle with repeated failed attempts at learning new things and starting new hobbies.

Maybe I should see somebody about this stuff. Or maybe all of you should.

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This reminds me of a GOLDEN GIRLS episode where Dorothy was tired all the time and doctors told her she was fine, that she was just depressed. But she knew something was wrong and wanted a name -- something she could say she had so she could deal with it more easily. Turns out she found a good doctor that diagnosed her with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Which, of course, means that Dorothy got tired every time she smoked weed.

But that's neither here nor there.

It's just good that you're doing ADDmovie reviews .


So... what you're saying is... I should cut back on the weed?

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