The thing that really pisses me off is how ADHD is so trivial to so many people. Like it’s something everyone has, just a little. It’s not. It’s a serious condition, that has real effects on my life. And what’s worse is that it’s become so trivial, that no one bats an eye at an “ADD stands for attention… Oh a butterfly!” joke.
People treat my condition as a joke, even people here on Tumblr. It’s not a joke, and I have grown up learning that the thing that harms my everyday life and relationships is a joke. It’s made me think that it isn’t my condition that’s doing this, but instead it’s just that I am a terrible person. I have thought for so long that I was a broken person, because I was taught that ADHD isn’t serious. I have seen countless posts about neuroatypical people, and thought my condition was too minor for me to be included.
ADHD is not a joke, it is not a title you can apply to yourself, it is a serious condition that majorly affects my life.
I will fucking throw you through a window if you think that ADHD isn’t real. That it wasn’t real when I was in danger of failing all of my classes because I couldn’t focus on learning, even when I tried. Or that it isn’t real how I can’t stop myself from doing something I know I shouldn’t because my ADHD forces me to act upon my impulses.
Please don’t treat my condition as a trend, or a joke, or a badge you can wear around. It harms my way of life, and I blame myself for being a terrible person. Please help me feel like a valid person.