Our System isn’t Wired for People with ADHD

Who created this system that says we HAVE to do certain activities eight hours each day? Some people fit into that mold, yet others never will.

The answer often given to those that don’t fit the standard, “Sit still and read for 8 hours in a desk,” are given medication to make them behave the way the system calls for.

Is there something wrong with the child that can’t sit quietly or is there something wrong with the system that forces the kid indoors for the bulk of his/her childhood?

Maybe there’s nothing wrong with those classified as ADHD. Maybe they just need a better system that doesn’t force them to conform.

My Goal is Freedom

The goal is, and always was, freedom. Even in the days of middle school spent in tears knowing I shouldn’t have to spend so much time in a place I didn’t belong – deep down I was just craving freedom, though I didn’t understand it then.

The path set out before me was never questioned by anyone. I began to wonder why we all blindly follow these stepping stones as if they are the only way to cross through this life.

Our lives are mostly planned from childhood. “Act this way,” “go to this place,” “earn this degree,” “find a career” etc. We typically do exactly what is expected of us without ever questioning it.

Perhaps it’s just me, but from a young age I knew this system wasn’t right for me. Regardless, I felt I had to follow it. I still feel like I have to follow it.

How do we find true freedom?

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