“Many creative people are ADHD and because of the way they look at the world, they have created beautiful art, science, and even mathematics and connected with us as humans through their work.”
ADHD or FDHD?
Attention Deficit & Hyperactivity (sometimes) Disorder. The word disorder generally denotes a negative, but the actual definition is “a functional abnormality or disturbance”. ADHD is abnormal because less than 10% of the population has ADHD. ADHD is a way of thinking and viewing the world, not a defect of some sort. Attention Deficit is a bit of a misnomer. It is not that they lack attention, it is that they do not keep their attention on one topic for long. This is more a focus deficit than attention deficit. Focus Deficit and Hyperactivity (sometimes) Disorder (FDHD;-).
Attention: to take notice of something or someone.
Focus: the center of interest or activity.
So, staying focused on someone or something is a matter of the object keeping your interest.
ADHDers take notice of many things – Attention. However, they do not stay interested long – Focus.