Um, ok… I guess I can really see how some people would think so?
If I were to look at how prevalent it seems that so many people are recently being diagnosed with ADD, then I bet this thought crossed my mind once or twice. I guess this is the way I felt before I realized it was my issue. Whoopsie-doodle. I was so ignorant.
Now of course I have the luxury of changing my mind (that had no good reason to be parked) because I’ve been reading everything I can get my hands on. Why? because it directly impacts me, and my family.
I have experienced the changes that have positively impacted my life now that I know, and now realize how helpful it is to have gained perspective.
This sucks when you’ve probably been the ignorant ass who made comments to others and rolled eyeballs in pseudo-PHD on the topic.
“Gawd… people are so whacked! What has happened to our society that we are all putting our kids on drugs?”
“I know right? I mean, it’s like everyone has ADD! Look at our society…” i might say with a disgusted look on my face and a big ol’ eye ball roll.
I probably sipped my yummy cabernet while righteously continuing the moot conversation while using my better, sounder, and more expansive mind. Barf.
I own it.
I can be really ignorant.
Until I’m not. Then I’m just sorry i was so ignorant, and can only try to be more aware not to make those same mistakes. Wisdom comes at such a high cost sometimes. True dat.
I was at a cocktail party once and a woman said to me:
“All these Lyme people… you know the ones, they make excuses for everything, and everything in life they can’t handle they blame on their Lyme Disease. “
The next time I spoke with her, (which had been a while…) she’d been on antibiotics for severe Lyme . The Lyme had gone undetected and made her incredibly sick. She thought she was going crazy until she got the diagnosis. When she started antibiotics, she had such a bad Hirx reaction that her hands crimped into claws and she was unable to properly hold things for a while. She was too tired to get through the day without needing to go to bed, and had become… one of those Lyme people.
Poetic justice perhaps?
I don’t know.. – from what I really do know about it, I would not wish it on anyone. I’ve taken the time to really learn about it, because I know many in my life who suffer and are hugely impacted by Lyme. Even so, I will never know the full extent of their suffering… I have never walked in their shoes- but to invalidate them because I cant empathize? No.
Makes you think though… at least it does me.
Makes me think how I walk around thinking I know better than everyone else sometimes. Makes me think about how arrogant I can be when I choose to open my mouth in ignorance. It might be better for me to try zipping it, or at the very least.. calling it as it really is…
“I am ignorant on that subject”
and to instead… do a little research or inquire about topic rather than make my assumptions.
I can be a jack ass this way. We all can.
The only thing standing between my jackastry and someone else’s is a little salt and pepper.
Are you willing to eat a little crow?
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