Kid With ADD Makes Movie To Show What Life Is Like

Here’s a short video from a young man dealing with ADD. Nice work. I suspect we’ll see more from him in years to come.

16 Comments on "Kid With ADD Makes Movie To Show What Life Is Like"

  1. Testing Onetwo | Dec 30, 2013 at 3:26 am |

    Like any skill mental fortitude can be trained.
    The first step to alleviating his symptoms would be not encouraging his behaviour by making movies about it. The second would be some strenuous physical and mental exercise. Yoga or martial arts spring to mind.

    Looking at that swimming pool his parents can easily afford it and it will benefit him more than stimulants.

    • Nerd-torious KMG | Dec 30, 2013 at 4:42 am |

      The reason why he made the movie was to give those who don’t understand ADD an idea of what it’s like. Exercise helps but it hardly works when you’re trying to concentrate for 8 hours a day. Medication is the only way for those with ADD/ADHD to focus for extended lengths of time. Yoga works but,again, requires focus. I always find it funny when those who don’t have ADD think if one just “moves around” enough they can get a handle on it. Drugs give us,at the very least, a helping hand. I was diagnosed for hyperactivity when I was 9 and my parents refused to put me on Ritalin. Like this kid, I struggled in school and college. When I was diagnosed again at 33, the doctor put me on Adderall. Within a month, my life changed completely. Productivity at work increased tenfold, my concentration went from scattered to incredibly precise. Finally,I was happy that I could get a handle on it. People who shoot down medication are usually the ones who haven’t a clue was ADD is like on a daily basis. Meds, along with the aforementioned exercise, are the only things that truly help us.

      • Testing Onetwo | Dec 30, 2013 at 6:54 am |

        Your parents did the right thing. Cocaine analogues are not for kids. Plenty of people without ADD struggle in college as well. It’s supposed to be difficult. Life is a constant struggle for most of us. It certainly is for me. The chaos is what makes life beautiful.

        • Nerd-torious KMG | Dec 30, 2013 at 7:09 am |

          Sure,life is a constant struggle but it also shouldn’t be perpetually miserable. Let’s be clear: ADD makes one’s life harder. Really. ADD, if not handled properly, can lead to a lifetime of depression, self-destructive behavior and just downright unhappiness. Speed may not be the best idea for certain kids but the irony is it it slows down one’s brain enough to focus.

          Do you just recommend kids with ADD just “cope” instead of actually get some sort of advantage? Would you tell someone with asthma to not use an inhaler?

        • College with ADD isn’t like college is for other people, seriously. It isn’t a matter of not understanding the material or being unable to complete the work.

          Usually it’s the little things that trip you up, like completely being unable to remember what day it is or when that essay is due or which exam or chapter you’re on…things “normal” people can handle with a simple planner or a smartphone app just get jumbled in my head–it’s not just “poor memory”, either.

          It’s hard to explain, but multiple courses have been dropped mostly because I couldn’t keep up with the pace, despite simultaneously being 3 chapters ahead, in some cases…

          Of course, that’s just my experience, and I don’t have ADHD…

      • How was your diet growing up? How about now? Just curious, I am sure there are folks for whom Adderall has helped, but I’d like to see if it could be dealt with naturally or if their is a connection to diet, vaccines, etc.

        Would you mind talking about your experience?

        • My diet was as clean as could be because my adopted dad was a “health nut” before it was a fad.

          We had tofu instead of meatballs in our spaghetti (it was the early 90’s).

          I mean, today, he eats flax seeds and avocados daily, doesn’t over-cook anything, eats wild salmon twice a week, hardly ever eats dairy unless it’s kefir, only snacks on nuts and berries and eats hemp bread with virgin coconut oil, never has dessert except high-cocoa-content, low-sugar, dairy-free dark chocolate–that kind of health nut. So, I was obviously never allowed sugar cereal or anything like that.

          Still have ADD. (Like I’ve mentioned before, though, I don’t believe it’s a real “disease” in the sense of being caused by biology–I believe it’s a maladaptive response to increased technology and information. Based on my own upbringing, I do not believe that diet is the primary concern, though there may be cases of sensitivity to artificial dyes and the like.)

      • “People who shoot down medication are usually the ones who haven’t a clue
        was ADD is like on a daily basis. Meds, along with the aforementioned
        exercise, are the only things that truly help us.”

        I’ve been diagnosed and although I have never been “officially” on meds, at various points in my life (many, many, years ago) I may have “tried out” friend’s meds to see the effects first hand (my parents were the sort that would have forced the issue if I’d attempted to obtain my own prescription, regardless of the effects…)

        I cannot say that any of them helped more than they hurt, but again, these were not long-term trials. All I know is “A” makes me a Super-Bitch Extraordinaire…and makes my room VERY clean, while “C” just makes me nauseous.

  2. Could it be that the education system is not adequate to assist this bright student properly? Just a thought.

  3. Poor bastard. Get off refined sugar, wheat, fluoride, television and parents who apparently have enough money to afford better quality nutrition on every level.

    You’re not the problem man, the $ystem is. Sooner you realize that, the faster you can heal.

  4. Kevin Leonard | Dec 30, 2013 at 11:17 am |

    Maybe there is a life for people with ADD beyond indoctrinated education and beyond corporate conformity.

  5. jasonpaulhayes | Dec 31, 2013 at 1:19 pm |

    Boredom and not paying attention are natural healthy reactions to a propagandized education system being shoved down your throat.

    • That’s how I reacted. Unfortunately, coping and defense mechanisms can get out of control and become problematic themselves. I haven’t been diagnosed with ADD, though.

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