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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
get through the person introducing themselves
without getting a sort of numbness that will go away
(hopefully) when the actual information starts to be
You too may benefit from this and I've devised a test.
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 theyre 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,
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
wonder where the word word came from?" part, you
have ADE, which is why you dont sit around playing
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
* 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.
||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.
||I'm assuming you made air quotes around the word
||As well as the words "prose" and "insights". LOL
||Having dipped a toe in part-time teacherhood during this
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
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
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
Having done so, in the future they (and by extension
everyone else who's
undergone the same experience) have a shared context
from which they can step into a realm of more interesting
||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.
||+ 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.
||Hmm. I'll go back and re-read what I wrote.
||Maybe tomorrow. Definately this week.
||It's worth re-reading! More than once, in my estimation.
||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
||See? That's awesome! And then in school they tell you
supposed to sit still during a poetry reading when you're a
||(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.