Putting it off — ADD Tip o the day 234

Most of you are too young to know the song The Arkansas Traveler.  The traveler finds an old man sitting in his flooded cabin playing his fiddle in a downpour while the roof is leaking. The traveler asks why the man doesn’t fix his roof and the man looks at him likes he’s crazy and says he can’t fix it while it’s raining, and keeps fiddling.  The traveler agrees but suggests that he wait and fix it on a sunshiny day. The old man, who obviously considers him a total fool, keeps on fiddling as he explains that his roof doesn’t leak when it isn’t raining.

Procrastination? Avoiding? Doing what we want instead of what we need?

In the Bible Peter is always blurting something out without thinking.  

Some of Saul Bellow’s characters seem totally unable to get their life together.

Can you think of other examples suggesting ADD or ADHD, from literature or other artistic venues?  

We’re ubiquitous, both now and thruout history.  


About doug with ADHD

I am a psychiatric physician. I learned I have ADHD at age 64, and then wrote two ADHD books for adults, focusing on strategies for making your life better. I just published my first novel, Alma Means Soul. Your Life Can Be Better; strategies for adults with ADD/ADHD available at amazon.com, or smashwords.com (for e books) Living Daily With Adult ADD or ADHD: 365 Tips O the Day ( e-book). This is one tip at a time, one page at a time, at your own pace. It's meant to last a year. As a child, I was a bully. Then there was a transformation. Now I am committed to helping people instead abusing them. The Bully was published in January, 2016. It's in print or e book, on Amazon.
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1 Response to Putting it off — ADD Tip o the day 234

  1. Pingback: Procrastination, Thy Name Is ADD ADHD — Tip o the Day 475 | ADDadultstrategies

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