posted on Jul, 6 2012 @ 02:34 AM
I think ADHD is simply human nature, it is what happens when you coop a child up in a school and expect him or her to look at a black board and keep
their mouth shut.
Human nature is not a machine to be built after a model, and set to do exactly the work prescribed for it, but a tree, which requires to grow and
develop itself on all sides, according to the tendency of the inward forces which make it a living thing. (J.S. Mill, On liberty)
Humans are meant to be curious and full of energy in their young years, this drive is being erased with heavy drugs (adhd drugs are often very
powerful stimulants which are the cause of serious problems in recreational users). What next, will 'falling in love' be considered a disorder because
there a chemical changes in the brain?
The solution? Instead of drugs, the education system needs reforming, it is simply an out dated system that can be much improved.
Rousseau wrote a book called 'emile', it was his ideas on the perfect education - it requied that in certain years of a childs life, he not be
subjected to academia, but concentrates on learning a trade. The 'point' of a trade is plain the see for the person doing it, but for a child learning
Maths the virtues and importance of it will not seems so apparent and thus the child will be easily distracted and become bored.
The child begins his academic study when he gets older and can see the benefit of it, and already possesses a skill which he may fall back on if times
become tough. (ie when there's economic downturn its good to know a trade as your 'accounting degree' may not be that useful then.. ).
edit on 6-7-2012 by aceshark1234 because: added a bit on about educatoin reform.
edit on 6-7-2012 by aceshark1234 because:
spelled 'your' wrong.