By Ken Patterson
'I'm consistently in a fog. I simply do not appear to imagine rather well. i'm a guy who has awareness Deficit affliction and that i invite you to take an impromptu journey via my existence. yet wear your fog lighting and carry on for the ride.'
- Ken Patterson
In his own account of existence with consciousness Deficit affliction (ADD), award-winning writer Ken Patterson richly illustrates the best way the indicators of upload curtail the power of an clever guy to reach the main traditional of life's occasions. via episodes of youth, academic studies, employment, army profession, and relationships, he unearths the sophisticated complexities of dealing with events most folks take for granted.
This interesting and compassionate booklet unsparingly describes a lifestyles distorted by way of impulsivity, distractions, obsessions, and anger. Illuminating, and deeply insightful, it is going to fascinate someone who has come into touch with ADD.
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The idea that we’d left so much behind must have played through their minds; I know it played through mine. I kept thinking about having to stand so still in formation and not being able to leave the base. I was a prisoner of my own making. I had handed over my freedom to some crotchety old men for a firm mattress and a few meals. As the days followed, I discovered that my concept of military life hadn’t even scratched the surface. m. on the dot along with a loudspeaker playing reveille gave a new meaning to harassment.
A teenager who, not by choice, had learned to cope with an empty house. A teenager who now wanted nothing more than to be left alone. My family had, without realizing it, conditioned me that way. And then it happened, in an instant. Without any planning on my part, I wheeled around on this drunk, this intruder into my dreary domain. I held a chef ’s knife pointed in anger at my father. I have to hand it to my dad; he didn’t back away in fear or beg for forgiveness. ” “Get the fuck away from me,” was all I said.
By the time we reached the gate, we could see WHAT’S DRIVING ME? 29 that the jeep was now parked on the hill where we had been parked just a few minutes earlier. Apparently, its driver didn’t see us, or just thought (and appropriately so) that he wouldn’t be able to catch us since we were so far away. For some reason, the helicopter was nowhere in sight. We speculated that its pilot had decided to follow a hunch and investigate another bunch of hills where we could have gone. Again, we were two unencumbered teens free to pursue other avenues of mischief.