Recently, I started taking the drug Adderall to medicate my A.D.D. In addition, I began looking into books on the subject to try and get a better understanding of what it is. My understanding to this point had been — I have a short attention span. But, I guess I was pretty much undereducated on the subject based on all the research I have been doing.
There is a whole host of negatives in dealing with A.D.D., and that’s why I decided to try Adderall. I ran across this book call The Da Vinci Method that basically seems to indicate that adult A.D.D. is actually a product of repressing natural traits/attributes. It says that only 10% of people have this “Da Vinci” trait. At first I thought the book might be a big pile of crap because it’s very title seems to be about telling you that you are a “Da Vinci”.. an “artist” and makes me thinking that it’s capitalizing on the Da Vinci Code hype. It states that the “artist” can become the “neurotic” if they repress the way their brain works and try to conform to how other people’s brains work. (that 90%). The “neurotic” in the author’s belief is ADD, so be believes it’s the result of repression, not a disorder. A good way through the book, I realized it was describing every little detail about what I hate about myself and I consider weaknesses when talking about the neurotic.
So it’s worth a try to figure out what this guy is saying and see if it helps me. I’ve read a good deal of the book, but I am not done yet. Even if you don’t have A.D.D., it’s a good read. But I also think it is kind of condescending in some ways to people who aren’t what they define as the “Da Vinci” type, as it almost makes the other 90% sound like drones. It gives a big list of successful people who fit this definition who are brilliant, so it kind of paints it as they are like “heroes” of the world. It also notes that if you have this trait, but you don’t utilize it and work on fulfilling your needs as a Da Vinci, you will basically become “neurotic”. I can’t attest to being that brilliant guy at the moment, but I can definitely identify with feeling neurotic as of late!!
So the book basically says that the stimulants such as Adderall actually change my brain waves and slow me down, but it also represses the way my brain best functions. So… I’m gonna have to think about it. Cause the adderall is providing a even keel for a good part of the day and I am getting to sleep easier. But there is a part that I can’t really describe in words that feels odd. Maybe it’s just relief in that I don’t have to be constantly analyzing things. And it’s no surprise to me that I am writing this before taking my pill this morning!! The pill is actually kind of sweet if you taste it, unlike most pills that are bland/chalky tasting. — in case you are wondering.
Well, whether or not the whole shebang is truth or not, it’s definitely got alot of truth in it, and I’ve already begun utilizing some of the techniques in the book such as submitting questions to your mind in search of solutions. Sounds silly to some maybe, but it worked last night. I submitted a question regarding clarity about a situation, and my dreams were very much along the lines of the question. Upon waking up I analyzed my dreams and actually looked at the situation in a completely different light than I had before. I came to a conclusion that I believe can be a catalyst to change —a motivation. So… I guess I’ll be trying this some more to see if it’s not just a freak occurrence.
Well, either way I don’t think I’ll be painting anytime soon. But the other day I became very interested in inventing a true universal remote that would render all other remotes useless and expand with your system. For all of about 15 minutes. Hit me up if you want the details, I probably won’t move on it anytime soon.