I've only been a member of this board for a week and I've got to say, I've all but deleted my account. A few of the stories I’ve seen on here are rather depressing (and of all the symptoms I can say in my life have resulted from my own case of ADHD, depression is not one of them).
I figured it would be worth mentioning the various individuals in history who are believed to have had ADHD.
Personally, as challenging as my own ADHD has been to my ability to socialize and be like others, I've come to realize that I'm different and that's just a fact. And when you learn to embrace that fact and move on with life, you can really begin to love what God has given you. In fact, my ruminations often remind me of why I need to stop giving such a shit what others think about me and just be myself!
I digress. If you were gifted with a powerful mind capable of obsessing and over-stimulating things that you love. You have been blessed with a mind that is capable of digging into thoughts that most normal people just aren't capable of having. Einstein was believe to have ADHD. So was Winston Churchill, Salvatore Dali, Walt Disney, Jim Carey.
I think what a lot of people struggle with is the difference between nature and nurture. I find a lot of people who have been blessed with ADHD but who have not formed the best habits throughout their lives. So they put a bad spin on a "disorder" by continuing down bad habits.
It always took me longer to pick things up as a kid. My mom always called me Leo the late bloomer but what I found was that when I when I finally got somehting, I got it more than the other kids around me. To get through school, I found that I had a special talent- when I could find some way to relate a subject to my life or make it interesting in ANY way possible, I could kick so much ass in the subject that I'd just as soon make it my career.
It pains me watching people on talk about how horrible they are and accept that like they are condemned to be that way forever. Change your lifestyle, change your thoughts, approach your life a little differently. Trust me, there is definitely a way to make your gift work to your advantage. I'm not saying it will be easy.