“These girls are in the lime light and all of their flaws and possible ADD ADHD behavoirs are open for everyone to see. We talk about our social blunders, our communication errors and our embarrassing moments. These girls happen to have each and every one of those moments written about in the tabloids, in the newspapers and shown on TV. Everyone gets to see their social blunders, their communication errors and embarrassing moments and yet many loath them for those very mistakes. As someone who wrote me mentioned: what if our ADD ADHD mistakes and blunders were broadcast to the world? How would the world feel about us?”
re-post from Bryan Hutchinson click below to read his entire article
The first thing I thought when I was reading this is: How awful would it be if all of my meltdowns were publicized while I was going through them? Their actions and mine are all tied in to emotional overwhelm, and that kind of public scrutiny, the endless criticism would have made things much worse for me I’m sure.
The next thing I thought about was – I remember reading and hearing various things about what Paris Hilton, Brittany Spears, Miley Cyrus and Linsay Lohan were doing and it occurred to me “Poor thing, something is obviously so very wrong, I sure hope someone is helping her”. Luckily for them, they appear to have a very strong support system.
These famous young women, rich and evidently doing what they want to do for a living, are intelligent enough to become rich and famous, yet here they are struggling to keep themselves together enough to enjoy their lives.
All of them are ADD/ADHD. All of them became overwhelmed with circumstances and they all reacted impulsively and “inappropriately”.
I can identify with their feelings and their actions. Actions they did not strive to defend or explain, often appearing to be very blasέ about the whole episode. When asked why they did what they did they were all at a loss to explain rationally their scandolous actions.
And they probably don’t remember what they were thinking at that time anyway.
They rally back, persevere and show great strength.
I believe I would have crawled into my hidey-hole forever. Shame and humiliation are difficult to overcome without a support system. It can be done….it just takes a lot longer, like 30 years or so.