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ADHD: A Hunter in a Farmer's World

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He reveals how some of the worlds most successful people can be labeled as ADHD hunters and offers concrete non-drug methods and practices to help hunters--and their parents, teachers, and managers--embrace their differences, nurture creativity, and find success in school, at work, and at home. For those with TSDD it opens easily, maybe too easily, and they seek stimulation with greater caution. Thom Hartmann is the four-time Project Censored Award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of 25 books currently in print in over a dozen languages on five continents.

They love the hunt, but are easily bored by mundane tasks, such as having to clean the fish, dress the meat, or fill out the paperwork. The answer is: people with ADHD are the leftover hunters, those whose ancestors evolved and matured thousands of years in the past in hunting societies. Adults in the ADHD group were uniquely able to postpone eating, sleeping and other personal needs and stay absorbed in the "urgent task" for an extended time.

It will give you those answers to those annoying questions sick as, 'Why didn't we have it in our day? In the book, Thom hypothesized that traits that were advantageous in a hunting culture - being alert to every sound in the environment, willingness to take risks, etc - became not so helpful when society switched to farming, and the prized trait was the ability to stick patiently to a task. According to evolutionary anthropologist Ben Campbell of the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee, studies of the Ariaal, an isolated nomadic group in Kenya, suggest that hyperactivity and impulsivity—key traits of ADHD—have distinct advantages to nomadic people. My speculation even has an explanation for the minority of women with hyperactivity and high energy.

In considering the prison and the alcoholic populations, the high proportion of ADHD individuals would suggest a genetic ADHD predisposition for these problems. Unfortunately many of the success stories she mentions were during the 18th and 19th century back when their was less technological automation and more vocational for ADHD folk. He is the award-winning New York Times bestselling author of 24 books, including Adult ADHD, ADHD and the Edison Gene, and The Last Hours of Ancient Sunlight.Revealing the many ADHD opportunities hidden within the challenges of day-to-day life, Hartmann also includes tips on navigating family relationships and parenting—for most Hunter parents are also raising Hunter children.

With our different brain wiring, not appropriate for a settled life, we are a mismatch for the modern world, but if we learn some new behaviors and strategies, we manage to do quite well. The rest of us who can plan out our lives and sit behind desks are the descendants of the humans who started farming. Having been trained to look at the positive aspects of ADHD by homeschool author Carol Barnier, I enjoyed this book for the most part and found its approach helpful.

this is one of the most important books on understanding ADHD I have come across, and I've read/listened to a lot since being diagnosed at 42 with ADHD 9 years ago. This concept really made me reconsider the way society is organized and what is considered "normal" by mankind. In this step-by-step guide, Thom Hartmann reveals how Hunters make excellent entrepreneurs, sharing ADHD success stories from Fortune 500 CEOs, inventors, small business owners, and his own hands-on experience in launching new business. I identified strongly with certain characteristics from both archetypes, which I don’t think is surprising or unusual.

They were the kids who always got into trouble, the James Deans of the world, the rootless and unsettled adults like Abraham Lincoln’s father, The Lone Ranger, or John Dillinger. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on ADDitude. The hyperactive and impulsive ones among us have adapted over time from hunters to consumers, and many have learned new behaviors and strategies to fit into a neurotypical world. And then it occurred to me, the women who predominantly have inattentive ADHD, married the men with predominantly hyperactive ADHD.this book is a wonderful, joyful educator and extreme tear jerker, be prepared to hear some very painful stories that you will likely empathise with and have possibly experienced. Wright posits that all of human behavior is based on a single motivation---will this behavior continue my gene pool.

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