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AADD: Age Attention Deficit Disorder.
You may have it, too. It manifests itself like this: This afternoon I decided to water the lawn, but as I reached for the hose, I noticed the car needed washing, but as I headed for the garage to wash the car, I noticed the mail that I brought up from the mailbox yesterday was still unopened, so I laid my car keys on the table, started going through the mail, throwing the junk in the garbage, but noticed that the can was full, so I decided to first take out the garbage, but then I thought since I was going to be near the mailbox when I took out the garbage I might as well pay some bills first, so I found my checkbook and started to write a check only to notice that it's the last one, so I went to my desk to get another book of checks, where I found a can of Coke that I had opened this morning, but as I moved the Coke to dig for the checks I noticed it was getting warm, so I decided to put it in the refrigerator and headed for the kitchen, but I noticed the flowers on the kitchen counter needed water, so I set down the Coke and discovered the reading glasses I had searched for all morning, so I headed for my desk to put them away, but first, I'd better water these flowers, so I put my glasses back on the counter, filled a pitcher with water, and suddenly noticed that someone had left the remote control on the kitchen table, which means that, when we try to watch TV tonight, we'll start looking for the remote but I won't remember that it's on the kitchen table, so I decided to put it back in the den where it belonged, but first I'd better water these flowers, but as I started to pour water into the vase it dripped on the floor, so I put the remote control back on the table, found a rag, wiped up the spill, and then headed down the hall trying to remember what it in the hell it was that I was going to do today!
That's not ADD to me, that's just you being easily distracted. But be like everyone else and take some pill for it and take a pill for the first pills side affects, then you'll need another presciption to get rid of the second pills side affects.. and soon you'll find that you're taking 20 pills a day, just to cure your easily distracted mind because the pharmacuetical companies give the government a lot of money to push unecessary drugs upon the people who think they need such things to lead a normal life..
ADD.... another fake disease... Symptoms (from wikipedia)
The symptoms of ADHD fall into the following two broad categories:
Failure to pay close attention to details or making careless mistakes when doing schoolwork or other activities
Trouble keeping attention focused during play or tasks
Appearing not to listen when spoken to
Failure to follow instructions or finish tasks
Avoiding tasks that require a high amount of mental effort and organization, such as school projects
Frequently losing items required to facilitate tasks or activities, such as school supplies
Procrastination, inability to begin an activity
Difficulties with household activities (cleaning, paying bills, etc.)
Difficulty falling asleep, may be due to too many thoughts at night
Frequent emotional outbursts
Fidgeting with hands or feet or squirming in seat
Leaving seat often, even when inappropriate
Running or climbing at inappropriate times
Difficulty in quiet play
Frequently feeling restless
Answering a question before the speaker has finished
Failure to await one's turn
Interrupting the activities of others at inappropriate times
Impulsive spending, leading to financial difficulties
Actually it isn't so much a "fake" disorder as one that is severely over diagnosed. The true disorder is a brain chemical imbalance and is often associated with hyperactivity (also over diagnosed), but it isn't nearly as common as lazy doctors would suggest.