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ADE or "Attention Deficit Excellence"

Recatagorize this "disorder" as the boon to the person blessed with it that it can be.
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I have ADE: Attention Deficit Excellence. This causes me to be very impatient with information flow rates. If I'm learning a new subject, and the book, teacher or video doesn't get to the point, I have to skip ahead, bite my lip or fast forward the video till the point is made. I can barely get through the person introducing themselves without getting a sort of numbness that will go away (hopefully) when the actual information starts to be transferred.

You too may benefit from this and I've devised a test. Read the writing below and see how you scored afterwords:

“Hello, and welcome to Doctorremulac3's terrific explanation of the term ADE, or Attention Deficit Excellence and the test that comes along with it. Words can mean many things, the first words were probably grunting sounds made by monkeys. There are languages that animals use but they’re mostly grunting sounds. In fact grunting is used by a lot of animals. Dogs, cats, whales, snails, horses, dogs again, and some snakes. Sometimes they rhyme, Snake/rake for instance. Sometimes, we think of words, perhaps while looking at the stars or taking a dump. Have you ever wondered “Where does the word “WORD” come from?" If not, that’s a good thing because you probably have a life.”

OK, now rank how you did on the test to see your ADE rating. At what point did you yell “Get to the fucking point!” 3/4 of the way through, 1/2 of the way through, after the first sentence, where I said “dogs again” or after the “Hello, and welcome to Doctorremulac3's terrific explanation... bla bla bla."? If you got pissed at anything before the “Ever wonder where the word “word” came from?" part, you may have ADE, which is why you don’t sit around playing video games or obsessing about politics.

In this time of woke linguistic restructuring, it's time to hoist the banner of those of us who have absolutely no patience as benefiting, not suffering from, having an attention deficit. *

* Note: Before assuming you have this, make sure you average an A on all tests you take. If not, you may not have ADE, you may just be a dumbass.

doctorremulac3, Jun 21 2020


       That was really very interesting, I read the whole thing twice. Finely crafted prose, if I may say so, as well as containing a number of potentially novel insights.
pocmloc, Jun 21 2020

       I'm assuming you made air quotes around the word "interesting".   

       As well as the words "prose" and "insights". LOL
doctorremulac3, Jun 21 2020

       Having dipped a toe in part-time teacherhood during this whole covid business, not only do I have an enhanced respect for a teachers ability to manage 30 children at once, but am also becoming acutely aware of the finely balanced point between supplying just enough context for a new idea to start to make sense, and too much context, leading to rolling eyes, boredom and eventual distraction and chaos.   

       Sometimes if you just dive in (not enough context) you find yourself talking at cross purposes.   

       I guess having this expectation of teaching being information transmission might be the tripping point. It's more that learner and learnee both want to go on a conceptual journey, and live some kind of shared experience. Having done so, in the future they (and by extension everyone else who's undergone the same experience) have a shared context and vocabulary, from which they can step into a realm of more interesting concepts.   

       For me, I get immensely impatient at being given information at the "wrong" pace - either too fast, or too slow - so I guess I should know how it feels. But having been on both sides of the fence, all I can say, it is a really difficult thing to get right.
zen_tom, Jun 21 2020

       Hmm, gives me an idea.
doctorremulac3, Jun 21 2020

       + for the "note" part at the very least. As for the rest, I forgot what the idea was by the time I read it, so I couldn't really rate it as good or bad.
blissmiss, Jun 22 2020

       There was an idea?   

       Hmm. I'll go back and re-read what I wrote.   


       Maybe tomorrow. Definately this week.
doctorremulac3, Jun 22 2020

       It's worth re-reading! More than once, in my estimation.
pocmloc, Jun 22 2020

       I get this watching documentaries... "The F4 phantom II was a mach 2 multi...." Yes, yes, J79 engines, 2 crew, aerodynamic fudges all over the place, expensive Spey- engined British variant, Vietnam combat, crap missiles, I've got the altitude-performance graphs and other specs in front of me Get On With It! Podcasts at 1.5 x speed with pitch correction and gap removal work well.   

       I also have a problem with surplus attention to, anything. I can write out the last 10 mins of dialog in a movie I'm not watching on a floor I'm not on while doing something completely different.
bs0u0155, Jun 22 2020

       See? That's awesome! And then in school they tell you you're supposed to sit still during a poetry reading when you're a kid.   

       (teacher) "Mr Remulac3, can you summarize what the poet was saying here? I see you were taking notes."   

       (mini-me) "Uhh... sucks to be him, might have something to do with wearing socks with sandals? Oh, and the sunset is pretty but he's still depressed. Didn't really take notes, but I did design a rocket launcher that you'd strap to the head of a t-rex should the need and opportunity arise. Yea yea, the time out chair, I know."   

       I think I have permanent brain damage from that stuff.
doctorremulac3, Jun 22 2020


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