Regarding ADD, an exploration into the validity of diagnosis. By Bill Zimmermann
While there is much room for opinion I have this to offer.
The "diagnosis of" A.D.D. otherwise known as Attention Deficit Disorder is to my mind nothing more than a reasonable reply from a normal human nervous system caught at a stage of evolution that can not evolve to the demands of high technology or to the information society that binds it. It is at best habituated to the advancements of population expansion and the technology of an agrarian society after millennia of hunting and gathering. But now we place this same nervous system on a motorized hamster wheel jet fueled by the demands of a society programmed to mechanize the human, "use him and bend him to our will" while taking comfort in unparalleled historic greed, all at the expense of anything and everything good for the general population of natural human animals.
In conclusion. It is the demand of consciousness itself that we expand and use the earth and all its resources to grow and prosper. What we desire is directly tied to the unique design of each human soul expression. When kids are badly or improperly raised they become confused adults that suffer from gaps in what would otherwise be an education to match the soul. Any and all governmental or policy driven ideologies suppress the natural expression of the soul. Add in the current toxicity of the world, poor nutrition of most Americans and the unnatural programming of the citizenry you get what you see at the mall. Fat, dumb and sick people that look at you as if to say... "What happened?" We can do better than this. In fact we can't do much worse. We have co-opted the future of our children for material gain, ignored the needs of the future with selfish greed and diagnosed human nature as illness only to demand of the body and of each other superhuman qualities that the human organism is simply not yet evolved to. Then we demand a remedy to the diagnosis, a pill, speed or enhancement to force the mind to focus on what it does not want. It would appear that we have encroached upon the human machine itself. We have institutionalized it, homogenized and labeled it to a degree that it has become a not a defect but a social disease. The disease is called progress. And the symptom is normal natural human health and the wellbeing.