When I read your article, the first thing that came to my mind was my youngest son’s statement that “I hope my own kids have ADHD like we do.”

(Disclaimer — he said “ADD”, but it’s now understood as a more of an ADHD spectrum)

Anyway, I agreed, for we see (almost) everything in the world around us. Ask us almost anything about what’s going on in the world and we’ll tell you. Just don’t ask us when we need to pay our bills.

The point is, just like what you said, we’re perfect the way we are. We had a low-functioning autistic Foster child, and out of all the Foster children we had, he was the only one I really bonded with, even though his maturity level was only about 18 months even when he was 18 years old. I understood him…and I miss him very much.

You are indeed perfect the way you are, as is the case with all who have never embraced malice.

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Retired Navy. Inveterate contrarian. If I haven’t done it, I’ve usually done something close.

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