hi! if it's not too much trouble, can you explain the hunter-gatherer analogy from that one post you reblogged? i haven't heard of it and i'm really curious. (and i love your blog, it's helped me a lot!)
Thank u! (I’m sorry for just answering I’m so bad at checking my inbox y ikes)
Ok so the hunter/gatherer thing is an analogy in which they compare the attributes of ADHD to the needs of hunter/gatherer societies, where ADHD symptoms and behaviours would be beneficial for hunters to keep moving, stay in hyperfocus, make impulsive/split-second decisions, etc.
The problem with this analogy is that it ignores the struggles ADHD individuals face in the society we have. It tries to be positive! Like, look how useful ADHD could be in human evolution!!!
Except the demands of our society now don’t line up with that. Now we have to stay seated, pay attention, stay organized, and plan ahead.