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Originally posted by Paul S
I have the most amazing dreams and desires as to what I want to do with my life, but my ADD has prevented me from getting anywhere near putting most of them into reality.
People with ADD have often failed at everything they have ever tried to do, all their lives, and spent most of their lives not knowing why.
Sometimes sharing those ideas and dreams with others then the other people together with the dreamer can make it into reallity
I started a thread for anyone who care to participate in sharing the dreams
I also have many dreams and ideas some are good and some are very silly
Im working on one right now with 5 other ADDers who didn't think it was a silly idea
Have to goto work now but will post the details tonight
Money is also sometimes an issue to start a business but when you start something as a partnership or corperation where all parties have equal benifits then it is to everybodys addvantage and not just the BOSS or qwner of the busniss who will profit
08-22-03, 12:12 PM
All right... you asked for it... :D
Dream #1: To become a successful, rich, famous science fiction/fantasy author. Where this evolves from the "average" selfish dream is, I have always known that there are people who escape into books like this and essentially get most of their education from reading. I was like this. Now I believe there is a VERY high percentage of ADD people who do so as well. I want to put wisdom and information in my books that will help them if they are undiagnosed (or even if they are diagnosed). I want to be one of those authors who has a "cult following", not because I want to be adored, but because I want to change the lives of people who read my books.
Dream #2: When I get rich, I want to establish a private school ONLY for people with ADD. Small classes, expert teachers, and most of the staff successful people with ADD as well. I think such a specialized institution would not only produce postsecondary graduates but if done correctly would produce success stories that no university has ever been able to produce before... ADD people are so creative, brilliant, and driven in their own ways and fields, that if such a project was done right, it could become world class in a very short time period.
08-22-03, 12:21 PM
Dream #1: To teach in Paul S's school as indicated in Dream #2 above:)
Dream #2: To be realized SOON: as I've been working on this for MANY years.....to find my ideal job as a registered dietitian...in a hospital with about 400 beds....in a very Jewish populated area of Florida....the hospital is well known and has a great CEO. My boss would smart, creative and intelligent and has such good leadership and managerial skills that I don't have to tell her about my ADD and she and I are still good....She would be fair and understand the value of good training....my environment would be ADD-friendly without it KNOWING it is ADD friendly....:)
Great team of other dietitians to work with...they all think I'm very smart....which I am...but it is allowed to show....and I thrive at this job for many years....
Dream #3: To get my master's in nutrition
Dream #4: To find the Jewish man of my dreams...
08-22-03, 06:29 PM
About the school for only ADD'ers. What about those that do not have ADD but have always wanted to follow another path? Those who have never felt comfortable in the "norm"... like me...LOL...the artsy, creative types! That is probably why I fell for someone with ADD...I don't find his behavior odd, in fact I find it quite intriguing. Oh...and I don't mind picking up after him..lol..so maybe I could be the janitor of the school..roflmao!
08-22-03, 06:44 PM
My dream, though it may sound simple, its complex for me. I just want to be able to figure out what I want in life. I know I want to go to college..whether it be for Computer Graphics, or my obsession...psychology (I love figuring out how ppl work, and have been told I am a good sounding board LOL).
By figuring out that, and figuring out a way to do that (just recently I once again couldn't go to college because of bad luck). Then I can FINALLY be able to support myself. Get out from under my parents roof, and catch up on all my bills. Even if I can't have the job of my dreams, I just want one that I don't hate, that I can make it with. I don't care if I have a bunch of money, as long as I have enough to pay bills and have a lil left over for having fun, buying the things I want, and spoiling the ppl I love.
I want a place of my own, that I can put into my order, and escape to...instead of having to escape to Todd's house everytime things close in on me. Its great I have a place like Todd's house, but I want my own place. I want to run my own life, and not have to depend on what other people say, or have somebody telling me what to do.
Doesn't sound too hard, does it? In fact I know it sounds like what a teenager, or a just out of high school person would say. Well here I am, 25 yrs old, and still trying to obtain it. But I WILL get there one day.
I Dreamed of starting an ADDult support group in the area in which I live and this is what it has blossomed into with the help of 5 other ADDults who thought it was a good IDEA
Being that I allready have it typed out with links and formating I am just including a link to it
Please Please Please feel free to constructivly critisize any of the idea
Cause if I dont know what is wrong I cant fix it
The Assistant Director has heard my idea and felt it was worthy of putting together a formal propsal for his boss to see and evaluate.
That is the stage we are at now, waiting for the summer to be over so we can get together and start working on it
08-23-03, 03:00 AM
Garry, I have an idea I might be able to give you. But I want to work on it some more before I say anything else. I will email you once it is done.
08-23-03, 03:02 AM
Debralee, I would have no trouble employing you. If I ever do this I am gonna need a lot of "normal" people too! (not that even the people I know without ADD are all that normal... :D )
08-23-03, 10:39 AM
dreams and aspirations at this time include:
a) open my own law practice employing law clerks and paralegals with add
b) save enough money to send my son to law school if that is what he wants to do (or enuf money to fund his education); theres lots of time as hes only 6.:)
c) buy a home in cape cod
Well, I'd love to be able to say definitively what it is that I want to do, but it changes every few months - my passions flare up very quickly and just as quickly fade away. Having said that here is my current set of goals (existed in this form for about a year and a half).
Move to a rural community somewhere in south western Ontario, to a small hobby farm. Build my own water and power infrastructure based on solar, wind and/or micro-hydro. Ideally I would like to be off-grid and completely independent. The plot of land would have it's own well and hopefully a lake or a stream. I would design my own house to use earth-friendly technologies such as passive solar heating and a ground source heat pump. My goal would be to maximize comfort and utility while minimizing my impact on the planet.
I would use the hobby farm to grow fruit, which I would use to produce my own belgian style, lambic fruit beer. Hopefully the proceeds from the sale of this beer would provide a modest income.
To supplement this income I would purchase and restore vintage motorcycles. Those I really like, I'd keep but would sell the rest and once I become proficient I would offer my services to others.
In addition, I would like to become involved in making my own biodiesel, which I can use to power my automobile and equipment that I undoubtably will need.
I would hope that I could involve my family in these endeavours and we could all live off of them. I would also hope that we could have enough income and would make enough time to travel as a familly. I have had the opportunity to travel widely in my youth and I feel that this has contributed to helping me be more understanding and tolerant of others.
I guess this is it in a nutshell. I'm probably 5-10 years away from making at least the first part of this plan a reality. The challanges are great, because this plan requires three things to happen: a sufficient amount of money needs to be saved, my city-dweller familly has to overcome their trepidation about leaving the city, and I need to overcome my ADD tendencies and become more productive. That last part is likely the greatest impediment to this dream becoming a reality - but I'm working on it.
08-23-03, 01:11 PM
Why: May I comment? VERY WELL-THOUGHT OUT...Even the vocab words are well thought out...i.e. infrastructure, solar heating, micro-hydro, technologies, lambic, belgian style, vintage motorcycles (my roommate would love you for this one, she just bought a BMW motorcycle), biodiesel, endeavours (spelled the fancy way), trepidation, impediment.....Do you sound like an engineer or is it just me???
And you include ideas about HOW to make it happen....Anyway, I am confident you can make your dreams come true Why....just by the way you have expressed in detail what they are......:)
I am waiting as patiently as an ADDer can wait Paul
08-23-03, 09:01 PM
Originally posted by Garry Lawton
I am waiting as patiently as an ADDer can wait Paul
Point taken... unfortunately I am working at the speed a typical ADDer works at... hehehe
Point taken and understood