ADHD Debate: Have You Taken A Side?
I almost titled this post, “Are You Passionate Enough About Success?” But the more I thought about my message today – the more I realized it’s NOT necessarily about success. It’s about taking a side – and being passionate about that side.
Too Many People Sit On The Fence
A mentor of mine really pushes people to make a commitment, Yes I am interested or No, I am not. Either way, he just wants to be involved with people who can make a decision and NOT sit on the fence.
>>>>That’s what today’s post is about!<<<<
There are a lot of debates amongst society, and within the ADHD community, about ADHD as a diagnosis
- Gift versus Curse
- Whole Vs. Part
- Medication Vs. Alternatives
- Doctors Vs. Parents
- Diagnosis Vs. Condition
- And I’m Sure Many More…
Where you stand on these debates doesn’t so much matter to me, as long as you are passionate about your side of the argument.
Let me clarify that… My personal view is to approach differences in people, and to help them get the supports, resources, tools, and strategies to be successful in life. I don’t believe ADHD is a gift nor do I believe it is a curse. Instead, I actually believe that is a part of who the person is – and with the right supports, tools, resources, etc… a person with ADHD can be just as successful as anyone else.
Now this approach upsets some people, and at the same time, it hits home for other people.
That’s What We’re Talking About
We will all have different opinions about ADHD. That’s just life when it comes to a condition that is hotly contested, debated, and largely quite misunderstood.
For me, I’ll engage in conversation and debate with anyone about ADHD as a condition so long as they are informed and provide support to people, rather than striking them down.
Beyond that, we can agree to disagree.
And That’s What I Want For You
People who are successful in life, and in managing their challenges are very passionate or at least strongly opinionated about their perspective on things.
So if you are struggling to figure out how ADHD is impacting yourself, your child, a spouse, loved one, or friend — I’m going to ask you to find a side and get involved.
There’s nothing more dangerous than sitting on the fence and going back and forth. It just leads to confusion, blaming, and negativity all around…
What Do You Believe?
I want to hear from you! Please let me know where you stand on the great debates of ADHD. Tell me what really gets you passionate about living with ADHD, struggling with ADHD, or supporting someone with ADHD.
Even if I don’t agree with you, show me your passion and I’ll respect what you have to say!
PS. – Will you join me for the next ADHD Family Teleseminar? This Sunday we will be talking about ADHD Co-existing Conditions And Complications!