Be sure to read Lauren’s comment at the end of the previous blog: “Embracing A.D.D.: The Gift of a Lifetime.
Mostly I simply want to commend this clear-headed, young lady who articulates from the heart as well as from the mind. In summary, I synthesized the following from her comments, but be sure to read the original comments and add your own.
Finding and meeting people who are kind and understanding helps when you are LD (learning different). She continues that an on-line group would help, but then with wisdom, she adds, the problem is that “you don’t really see them, so you don’t really know them, ____> which in turn means you can’t really trust them and get to know them.”
So her comments tell me that she has a well- developed sensory system that works for her in public. She will know what she senses when it is available to her. That she can trust- really means she’s learned to trust herself. Go for it, Lauren
So what can happen on-line to help a communication, support system evolve?
Be cautious about making snap discussions based on little first hand information. Take your time getting to know another person or persons. Share within the context of groups. But if/when you decide to meet, do it with others around and again, share in a group where you can meet the person repeatedly and utilize your wonderful sensory system first hand.
Consider using a web-cam sort of set up for group meetings or some other techie communication’s media so you have time to make your judgments in a controlled setting. But above all, be sure that you don’t rush. And mostly, take charge of yourself and remember that you are valuable and that you have a gift that no one has the right to take away just because they don’t understand what it means of have the fabulous brainstyle that is much needed in today world, driven as it is by insensitivity and rote linearism.
We all need one another. Just choose carefully, and let us find one another as Lauren suggests, but with care.
Only in numbers can we both self-defend and help one another become part of a balanced society that honors individuality and differences.
Let’s hear from you.