I am making one more attempt to prove that ADHD is not a disease or disorder. In the last blog, I have given a small list of creative genius who is having ADHD personality (it is almost a must). May be you got convinced or may be not. So giving another shot.
There is one theory called “Hunter Gatherer” theory. This theory says . –
“Humans were nomadic hunter-gatherers for thousands of years, but as people started farming and living settled lives other personality traits, more suitable to a sedentary life, developed. The ADHD person is then someone who has retained some of the older hunter-gatherer characteristics. So-called “normal” people are the “farmers.”
“Normal People”/”Farmers” are the ones who are more systematic/process driven/compliance based. Hunters (ADHD personalities) are exact opposite. In the current world what do Hunters do?They solve problems. These are the people who are always observing/looking/thinking and hunting for patterns, solutions and creating some thing new. Entire human civilization and advancements were driven by hunters. Do you agree that we need hunters?. If everyone is 9 to 5 type then who would create the disruptions. This is one theory.
The other one is – if we take thousands years old Ayurveda personality types theory, there are 3 types of body/mind based profiles – 1) Pitta 2) Vata 3) Kapha. Vata is basically creative, impulsive and windy type. If you read Vata characteristics and ADHD and you will lfind ot of similarities. What I am trying to say is that nature itself has created such personalities by design.
Creativeness will become ADHD (as if a disorder) only when we try to compare hunters with farmers or vata people with kapha.
If you have ADHD then understand that you are a hunter type and you don’t need beat yourself up. You simply have different genetic make up!!