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SB_UK
07-26-14, 06:09 AM
Procrastination - a cardinal aspect of ADHD.

Suggestion - a connected mind will procrastinate.

I need to go out.
Do I need to go out ?
It is sunny ?
Will it rain ?
Check weather forecast ?
Won't rain.
Do I believe weather forcast - search around for stats on accuracy.
Cannot decide based on stats whether weather forecas should be believed.
Take clothing suitable for extreme heat and thunderstorms.
But if rucksack worn and hot will not be pleasant out.
But if wearing a vest and a rucksack may damage skin.

Can't go out.
Can't resolve problem.
Can't make a definitive decision.

The day has passed and the moon comes up.

Well - can't go out now.

Except we could take a torch.
But what kinda' torch.
What if batteries run out on the trip ?
But the batteries can't be recharged.

Ahhh! but you've a wind-up torch
But! the power works only for 3 minutes before it needs winding up again.

So powerful torch which may give out and land us in problems.
Not so powerful torch which needs to be hand charged every 3 minutes.

What about the intermediate power torch which operates from user replaceable batteries ?
Where is it ?
I've put it away when I got my non user replaceable lithium battery torch ... ...
Where could it be ?

And before you know it - the sun comes out - lovely and bright ... ...

I need to go out.
Do I need to go out ?
It is sunny ?
Will it rain ?
Check weather forecast ?
Won't rain.
Do I believe weather forcast - search around for stats on accuracy.
Cannot decide based on stats whether weather forecas should be believed.
Take clothing suitable for extreme heat and thunderstorms.
But if rucksack worn and hot will not be pleasant out.
But if wearing a vest and a rucksack may damage skin.

Can't go out.
Can't resolve problem.
Can't make a definitive decision.

The day has passed and the moon comes up.

Well - can't go out now.

Except we could take a torch.
But what kinda' torch.
What if batteries run out on the trip ?
But the batteries can't be recharged.

Ahhh! but you've a wind-up torch
But! the power works only for 3 minutes before it needs winding up again.

So powerful torch which may give out and land us in problems.
Not so powerful torch which needs to be hand charged every 3 minutes.

What about the intermediate power torch which operates from user replaceable batteries ?
Where is it ?
I've put it away when I got my non user replaceable lithium battery torch ... ...
Where could it be ?

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That's a vastly simplified example of 1 situation - usually much more involved.

But the point is that you don't get anywhere and are permanently exhausted thinking about all of the effort you need to put in to perform some task completely.

So - ADDers don't get anything done.

But when we do - and it's usually thought-based and exhausting
- at least you can be sure that we've taken all possible circumstances which need taking into account into account.

The freak asteroid hitting the planet and having an extra 10 seconds of life if inside rather than out also considered.

Like it matters ???

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So - ADDer mind - tendency to take every piece of credible information it can get its hands on and making it make sense.

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Suggestion - a connected mind will procrastinate.

However ... ... if we listen to the procrastinating mind - we'll simplify life in such a way that the globally consist (with human wellbeing) mind will be able to do things.

The ADDer mind is best placed to deliver what I would call elegance.

The problem with nonADDer mind is that it uses sticking plasters to hide (not repair) problems ... ... try putting up a building without appropriate foundations and it'll all come a-down some fateful averagely windy day.

SB_UK
07-26-14, 06:14 AM
--- solution ---

day - stand under a tree if raining ie no human generated gadgets (coats, shoes, weather forecasts) needed
requirement - legs (natural)
night - sleep ie no human generated gadgets (batteries, torches) needed
requirement - to be able to sleep (natural)

We over-complicate our own lives with consumerist/materialist nonsense which then destroys our quality of life.

The range of possibilities means that a connected mind cannot resolve best outcome.

We had access to too many, uh, too much money
Too much equipment, and little by little we went insane
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SB_UK
07-26-14, 06:29 AM
So for sure nonADDers get things done.

But ADDers EVENTUALLY!! get things done properly.

If you bodge a solution - the bodge 'll expose itself soon enough.


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So - we'd need
-- a mechanism of propulsion of a bike which doesn't get damaged by exposure to dirt
[you can't stop your chain being destroyed if it becomes dirty - internal gear hubs - cahin extension indicators],

The chain is the most important part of the bike - but there're no chain wear indicators.
It's a bit like the car not being built with tyre pressure indicators - with inappropriately filled tyres representing the major cause of fatalities ... ...
Car and Bike industries don't care if your car/bike is destroyed - because they get to sell another
<- the core problem with capitalism/consumerism/economics/money

-- a switch from cars to trains
[not everybody on the planet can have a car - insufficient raw materials]
-- a road design which isn't forever damaged
[something for bikes - something minimal, sustainable - easy to maintain]
-- recycling of a house as the key stipulation in building
[when depopulation arrives!]
-- local food production - desiccation/freezing
[you have to eat as well as keep your body temp up]

... ... ... any ADDer could list 10,000 issues on their mind at any one point in time.

All problems solved by the individual seizing a social reward system ie aspiring to do what's ebst for others and losing the placeholder default reward system of doing what's best for the individual without regard to others.

SB_UK
07-26-14, 06:35 AM
... ... ... any ADDer could list 10,000 issues on their mind at any one point in time.


And even though these're only thoughts.
They REALLY wear you out.

Why ?
Despair.

The effect of despair on [dramatically decreasing] energy levels.

You can't possibly arrive at a complete solution alone
- and so why bother attempting ??anything??

Not really surprising - I think the association between despair and lethargy is easy to accept by most -
who's interested in completing any and all projects where the only rational conclusion in any and all projects is failure (in a higher sense) ?

SB_UK
07-26-14, 06:37 AM
So what is ADHD ?

Simply a predisposition to making sense.

In context of other posts on site ?

A change in the logical structure which makes mind from EOR (<-builds quicker, not constrained) to AND (takes ages to build but when built is built properly).

We can't put in place non-connected models within mind.

A fast-track to wisdom.

That kinda' thing.