A friend and I went to the cinema last night to watch a documentary film called Tawai - A Voice From The Forest. It was a beautifully shot documentary and it triggered lots of interesting thoughts in my head. Unfortunately, I could barely sit still in my seat.
I rationalised to myself that I'm smarter because I only do the things I want to do and when I want to do them. The fact I was experiencing success in my work and earning a lot of money validated the illusion. It was a great trick of the mind and was working nicely until my ADHD was pointed out to me. What do I do now?
As an adult, I've only had one real desire: to achieve peace of mind (POM). I've had goals such as financial independence, to work for myself, to own a house without the obligation of paying a mortgage; but those goals were part of my quest to achieve POM.
The brain, 'I', consciousness and obtaining peace of mind (POM) has been the dominant subject at Only the POM. Going forward, I will expand the range of topics I cover to include minimalism, autism/Aspergers, ADHD, veganism, entrepreneurialism and whatever else takes my fancy.
I started blogging here out of frustration that Nick at OverThePeak.com had banned me from commenting there. Most of my posts here have been responses to posts made by Nick so that I could continue to be a part of the discussion - even if few people read my contributions. This blog also served as a release to help me restore my POM.
Now that I've had a couple of weeks to learn about ADHD, I'm starting to understand how it affects me. The most significant realisation I've come to is that my long pursuit of POM has been a quest to alleviate my ASD and ADHD symptoms.
Last Monday, I was clinically diagnosed with an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The type of ASD I have is commonly called Asperger's Syndrome, and although I wasn't aware of it until recently, I've had it all my life.
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