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Re: The PROS and CONS of the ADDF "Culture"

It's all good guys, I'm always up for a good dose of stupidity; but am keen on your serious opinions as well
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So, I saw a post (which will be deleted by now) in which a member said they don't like the ADDF "culture".

So I put the following questions to my fellow members:

(1) IS there in fact a dominant "culture" here on the forums?

(2) If so, WHAT are its defining characteristics?

(3) The Good?

(4) The Bad?

(5) The Ugly?

Discuss.
1. I have not noticed a DOMINANT culture. There are some who are closer than others, but they don't seem to me to be clique-ish or rude or deliberately exclusionary.

2. Defining characteristics = friendship, joking between themslevs, an interest in their personal life and well being, concern and empathy for each other, similarity in their adhd symptoms.

3. The good- not being alone, advice and brainstorming problems with others who think in similar ways. Friendship. Fun. A safe place to be just as you are, no need to try to change to fit.

4. The bad- mamma and pappa bears come out growling when their friend is perceived to be insulted or challenged. Of course this is only bad for the one doing the threatening or insulting. Also- it is harder to interpret
tone and attitude in written words. Easier for misunderstandings.

5. The ugly- those who so desperately try to convince everyone they are inferior if they rely on medication for their adhd.
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Thats mr stupid to youMY grass was yellow and brown this summer it was great I didnt have to cut it for 2 months
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Re: The PROS and CONS of the ADDF "Culture"

Sorry I have not yet read through all the replies, but I can give you my take on what I think when I hear "ADDF culture". It's kind of a narrow-minded perspective, but take what you will...
Lately I have been wondering if I/we attribute "too much" to the ADHD and not "enough" to each of our own unique personality traits, quirks, habits, that are actually independent of my/our ADHD.
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I dont think thats necessarily true but I do believe adhd does have a part in shaping all of us w adhd and our personalities or lack of one.
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Re: The PROS and CONS of the ADDF "Culture"

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I dont think thats necessarily true but I do believe adhd does have a part in shaping all of us w adhd and our personalities or lack of one.
Well said. I really like this blog post and what it says about identity, and how a neurological/mental disorder can shape it.

http://davehingsburger.blogspot.com/...oldilocks.html
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Well said. I really like this blog post and what it says about identity, and how a neurological/mental disorder can shape it.

http://davehingsburger.blogspot.com/...oldilocks.html
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Re: The PROS and CONS of the ADDF "Culture"

Lunacie,

I'm surprised you haven't criticised us chit chatters for having a culture of cliqueishness and immaturity
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I'm surprised you haven't criticised us chit chatters for having a culture of cliqueishness and immaturity

Do you see me as being so critical rather than supportive?
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Do you see me as being so critical rather than supportive?
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So, I saw a post (which will be deleted by now) in which a member said they don't like the ADDF "culture".

So I put the following questions to my fellow members:

(1) IS there in fact a dominant "culture" here on the forums?

(2) If so, WHAT are its defining characteristics?

(3) The Good?

(4) The Bad?

(5) The Ugly?

Discuss.
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Re: The PROS and CONS of the ADDF "Culture"

Pros : support and fellowship and agroup that gets my sense of humor.

The cons: leaving all of the sh*t in the laps of mods to sort out of of lwhen know some of us didn't mean something it or that you suspect a member as only flaming the boards for us
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