Psychology

About those who are not like others

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A diagnosis such as Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) is very popular among psychologists. It is not even a diagnosis, not a disease, but rather a feature of children, who, in order to think and interact with the outside world, need to somehow release their energy. These children are absolutely no different from the rest in their development, even, on the contrary, they are superior to something. They are highly trained, easily learn the material, are active, sociable and positive.

This is happening now, but not so long ago, only in the 30s-40s of the 20th century, such children were called sick. Their brains were considered overexcitable, they were looking for pockets of inflammation, they undertook harsh therapies, and they gave a lot of heavy psychotropic drugs. Children made submissive plants, vegetables, which adapted to the world through their biological reactions. They had no personality, no individuality.

Although, using their strengths, they could become excellent athletes, dancers, coaches, etc. But this did not happen, because their personality was killed, trying to make them like everyone else, summing them up to the same standard line.

In this example, many more people can be shown, who, because they were too different from others, were recorded as sick, untrained, and hopeless. But, think for yourself, those who are blind, have an ideal ear, the deaf have an excellent sense of touch, autists, as a rule, have very highly developed intellectual abilities. Each of these personal strengths can be developed and turned into dignity, but, as a rule, these people are beginning to be healed, redone and changed, pushing along a rule that nobody understands.

So the question remains - where is the boundary of this norm? Or maybe the pathology of all of us, and those people who are different, in fact, normal?

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