ADD: Society Needs Hunters

At the dawn of time, there were two distinct types of people. Each of them was required and one was not more important than the other. The first group went out and gathered berries, fruits, nuts, and grains. for the tribe. The second group went out and hunted for meat. Both groups were crucial to the survival of society.

Yet, the skills needed to complete each task were different. Using sight and smell, taste, and touch, the gatherers went about searching for food that was…

At the dawn of time, there were two distinct types of people. Each of them was required and one was not more important than the other. The first group went out and gathered berries, fruits, nuts, and grains. for the tribe. The second group went out and hunted for meat. Both groups were crucial to the survival of society.

Yet, the skills needed to complete each task were different. Using sight and smell, taste, and touch, the gatherers went about searching for food that was there for the taking.

Once these gatherers learned to till the soil, they became farmers. No longer did they have to search for food. Then, they became tenders of the crops, assuring that there would be food for everyone, even when the hunters were unsuccessful.

Hunters were different. They had no patience for tending crops and so went off in search of the animals to kill. They used all their senses, especially those of sight, smell, and hearing. They were alert at all times and ready for action. If they weren’t constantly searching and wary, they would lose the meal or maybe be eaten by it.

How does this apply to modern times? Well, we still need hunters and we need farmers. The farmers are the linear folks. They support everything that goes on in our day-to-day life. They’re administrators and caretakers. ADD people are different. More like the hunters, we’re constantly looking for the next new thing. Though we’re quick and smart and are able to think on our feet, we aren’t finishers. We’re often people who create the systems.

We just aren’t tenders. We might set up the systems, but without linear thinking people to maintain them, there would be no society. It’s just vital that there are two types of people in the world. While people with attention deficit are labeled as such, it’s only because most of today’s society is based around jobs that require tending. But our ADD brains aren’t built that way!

If you’re in a linear job and are unhappy because of it, then find another job that suits your ADD brain. Not all jobs require that you sit still and follow instructions. Try something creative, like writing or artistry. Or become an entrepreneur, like I am. It’s perfectly suited to people with ADD. I’m able to create projects and with the help of the linear people on my team, see them through. It works out great!

ADD people are also problem solvers. So, find a job like being an electrician or even a CSI detective. Decide what works with your personality and your ADD. Think about what you’re excited about, and when your hyperfocus kicks in, decide what you were doing when that happened. Those are the areas where you should be looking for work.

Just forget the labels that society has place on us because ADD people aren’t very good at routines. We’re definitely every bit as important to the success of society as are linear-thinking people. If you have a linear job and aren’t satisfied, then find another job that works better with your ADD. Life can be sweet, when you find the spot that makes it that way.ADD, ADHD, attention deficit hyperactivity disorderJust forget the labels that society has place on us because ADD people aren’t very good at routines. We’re definitely every bit as important to the success of society as are linear-thinking people. If you have a linear job and aren’t satisfied, then find another job that works better with your ADD. Life can be sweet, when you find the spot that makes it that way.