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Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by king Pop!p
Yes. Articulating is difficult a lot of times. Absolutely what I go through as well. I am learning to recognize some patterns to it. Sometimes I show up at work and tell them I am going to be a zombie today! I always thought it was from downplaying my intelligence early on. I never wanted to be the "smart" kid, so I would try not to seem that way. Nowadays it is hard to seem smart at all, lol!
I wonder if it is related to bipolarism as well? I don't think I am bipolar, but I certainly have zombie days, and hyperactivity days. I tend to do all my work in short intense bursts when a deadline is looming, and pay attention to other things (ATS) the rest of the time.
Originally posted by Eitimzevinten
I also got that last minute deadline focus. It was almost like it was more fun if I had to exert an extreme amount of focus in a small period of time. Leads a lot of credence to that hunter theory like things are boring unless an unnecessary stress is applied.
It was almost like it was more fun if I had to exert an extreme amount of focus in a small period of time. Leads a lot of credence to that hunter theory like things are boring unless an unnecessary stress is applied.
thats why I play poker for a living.lol...
It's almost like a rush, with instant gratification and sense of accomplishment (wow I'm awesome. Just finished that 6 week project in one night! Ha, six weeks, losers.....)
We are the smartest people on this planet, we are drugging ourselves down to average?
Same boat here. I love helping people it humbles me down so much, that once I do a nice deed I look for another to do.
When I build things, I get to put a lot of problem solving, physical labor, and instant gratification to work. Plus sawing and hammering relieve stress. I just haven't been able to make it work as a career so far.
I also feel very satisfied after any type of emergency situation where I was useful. When I was younger, my friends and I would get into a lot of fights, and that was pretty satisfying, but as I age it seems a little too dangerous. Physical sporting events tend to keep me focused when they are competitive, but as an adult it is harder and harder to find good competitive leagues to participate in. Football, basketball, martial arts, etc., work well for me, but bowling and softball don't do the trick!
Writing non-fiction makes me very satisfied, but it is difficult to do in my off hours because of the kids and wife, and I haven't been able to convert it to an income yet.
Surely there is a way for us to apply our skills to something world changing?!? The world needs it and so do we, so how do we get involved. I don't have the income to become a politician or philanthropist.