Motivational and inspirational writer, Bryan Hutchinson is the author of several books about life with ADHD including the highly acclaimed, best selling "One Boy′s Struggle: A Memoir" and the author of the hilarious eBook that went viral "10 Things I Hate about ADHD"

November 2007

Commander Mart

Commander Mart

  As a young boy I would frequently get lost. It was odd, because I would go far, far away and then in an instant I would be right back at home. I didn’t know how I did it, but I did and it was fascinating, it was wonderful and it was intoxicating to my little mind. Even at a very young age I had a mind for dreaming, my dreams weren’t about simple things or even things which were directly around me. I dreamed of flying. I could jump in the air and start flying—just like that, or I could jump onto my silver Pegasus and have him fly me wherever I wanted to go. And the places I would go were far, far away—to distant planets and words in other dimensions! I was Commander Mart—the savoir of worlds and hero to millions. I would fly places and help others […]

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Bryan’s Top Ten jobs List for Adders

Bryan’s Top Ten jobs List for Adders

  This is my top ten list on jobs for Adders:   1) Writing 2) Creating 3) Marketing 4) Advertising 5) Entertaining 6) Manager 7) Consultant 8) Salesman 9) Designer 10) Decorator

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Positive ADDer Quote of the week

Positive ADDer Quote of the week

  “I’ve always been very hopeful which I guess isn’t strange coming from me. I don’t want to call myself an optimist. I want to say that I’ve always been full of hope. I’ve never lost that. I have a lot of hope for this country and for the entire world. . .” Steven Spielberg Steven Spielberg. I don’t know where to start. He is an amazing man, he is a pioneer, he is a dreamer and he is a dream giver! In looking up people with ADHD, I keep finding Steven Spielberg’s name. It would not surprise me in the least if it is true that he is an Adder. No name in Hollywood is as well known as Spielberg’s. The man sure dreams and creates like one of us! However, I must say something as I write these Adder quotes: In using quotes from individuals I do not mean to […]

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The Contradiction of ADD ADHD part 3

The Contradiction of ADD ADHD part 3

As adults with ADD ADHD the contradiction is extremely complicated. In today’s world, getting a job in a specific field of interest isn’t always easy. Many people are working in jobs that they do not enjoy and have no real interest. For people without ADD ADHD working in jobs of no joy and no interest is probably upsetting to them, but they can still work to their potential and do well; however, for Adders, this is not always the case. Adders in jobs of no interest and no joy are often just barely trying to get by. If an Adder cannot work in a job of his or her talent, interest or joy, they usually can be found in jobs of little or no meaning which require very little mental effort—this is presumed to be laziness and is upsetting to spouses and parents who may pressure the Adder to do […]

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Those that are left behind ‘because’ of the nature of ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder

Those that are left behind ‘because’ of the nature of ADD: Attention Deficit Disorder

When I was growing up I was a quiet, well behaved kid. I stayed out of trouble and I stayed out of the way. If you visited one of my classes in grade school you might not have even noticed I was there. I sat in the back of the class, quiet, unassuming and out of trouble. In school, aside from actual academic performance, the most trouble I got into was when my name was called and I wasn’t paying attention to hear it. That was about it—I wasn’t a ball of fire and energy who needed constant supervision. I didn’t break things and I didn’t talk back. Aside from bad grades and not doing my chores, I was the perfect child, the preferred child—a child who was complemented by other parents for being so quiet and well behaved. At some point in my youth, maybe I was ten or […]

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Susan Smalley talks about her husband and his life with ADHD

Susan Smalley talks about her husband and his life with ADHD

Good Saturday Everyone! I just read a wonderful article by Dr. Susan Smalley and I thought it would be nice to share it with all of you, my loyal and supportive readers here at Adder World.  She is not only a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA, she is also a very supportive wife of an Adder who views and understands ADD ADHD to be a gift and not simply a disorder.

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If Stephen Colbert can do it, well then SO CAN I!

If Stephen Colbert can do it, well then SO CAN I!

No, no calm down… cool your heals and don’t worry about it so much. Steven has been denied the right to run for president. Yep, that’s right—we all knew he would win. C’mon, that’s no secret. Why would he win? Because he is funny, but what is more curious is that he says things the way they are! And, that my friends, is very funny! And it’s uniquely refreshing. Like Cool Aid, or Doritos—you pick. The question we should be asking is why did Colbert decide to run for president? To make a mockery of it? To challenge the front runners? To be a contender? Nah, I think he did it to sell his book and in order to sell his book to Adders (as I know this was his intention-yep) he had to be extraordinary and entertaining and well, run for president! It worked! His book is number 1 […]

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The Contradiction of ADD ADHD part 2

The Contradiction of ADD ADHD part 2

The most confounding contradiction to ADD ADHD for parents, teachers, society and even the person with ADD ADHD can be summed up in one single solitary word “Interest”. When an Adder has interest in something they can show not only a spark of genius, but they can also be a true genius and, or innovator in wherever the interest is. That’s confounding because when an Adder shows this capability many interpret it to mean that the person can do anything and just chooses not to. Adders, especially the younger ones, have very little, if any control over what interests their minds. That’s a simple fact which is seemingly unacceptable to the majority of our population. The thinking is: if you can do it in one thing, then you should be able to do it in all things. I think there is a lot of truth here, think about it by

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Shorter lives those with ADD ADHD and TIME

Shorter lives those with ADD ADHD and TIME

I was just thinking this morning about how quickly time passes and how the things I experienced a decade ago seem just like yesterday. And that got me thinking about how I perceive time and maybe other Adders have the same perception of time. This is a very, very deep thought and is a bit disturbing, so hold onto whatever you can if you’re going to read this article…

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