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"

My personal musing about ADD ADHD part 1

I am learning new things about ADD ADHD each and every day. In just the last couple years I have been relearning my reality and I have discovered one consistent thing about children and adults with ADD ADHD and that is we all have difficulty complying with order and structure. That seems obvious, but there’s more. I discovered that we are usually hyperactive, either in mind or in body or both. If I go even further with this I discover that most of our difficulties are within the educational system. There is still nothing revolutionary about that. I don’t mean to imply I have anything revolutionary to say in this particular article; however, what I have discovered is that there is not much information about ADD ADHD before the story Fidgety Philip by Heinrich Hoffmann back in 1848. Sure, there are several people we can identify by their nature that they were probably ADDers, but still not that much to jump up and down about.

Why is that?

It could be because in the mid to late 1800s standards were being set within schools and the world was changing. The world was becoming more civilized and organized. Something else was happening too. We were evolutionally changing as humans, but faster than ever before in history due to advancements in technology and education. In this case the world around us was changing faster than ever before. Species either evolve with change or eventually die out.

It is possible that ADDers have always been a part of the human population, but they went by other names and were a necessity. Some names which were probably used were: Adventurers, explorers, miners, hunters, mountain men, trappers, cowboys, artists and maybe actresses and actors, show-men and show- women. That’s just some of the names we might have called ADDers back before the world became civilized and organized.

In today’s world there is not as much need for some of those types of people anymore and if there is, well, they all must comply with today’s standards in the school system. Back before education became standardized and pretty much mandatory in order to live, these folks probably got their education passed down to them from parents, friends, and mentors in the form of stories and hand’s on application. Many of them probably were apprentices.


I am just openly thinking here and nothing I have written is to be taken as factual, please. I simply think this is a very interesting concept about ADDers and look at my own history to see any relation.

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