to be impulsive

“Trump is, of course, innocent of … systemic thinking. However, within the ambit of his vast, brutish carelessness are some people with sinister agendas and anti-constitutional impulses. Stephen Miller, Bannon’s White House residue and Trump’s enfant terrible, recently said that “in sending our [tax reform] proposal to the tax-writing committees, we will include instructions to ensure all low- and middle-income households are protected.” So, Congress will be instructed by Trump’s 32-year-old acolyte who also says the president’s national security powers “will not be questioned.” We await the response of congressional Republicans…”

~~excerpt from WaPo opinion piece by conservative George F. Will titled, "Sinister figures lurk around our careless president,” Oct. 13, 2017

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“I learned that people with BPD process things differently. They see everything as a threat, and their own bodies actually go into fight-or-flight mode. A simple comment can be perceived as a threat or incite fear of abandonment. Their reaction is not planned, and it is not manipulation; it is impulsive and reckless. And they regret it afterward, which then results in a cycle of shame and guilt. It is heartbreaking.”

I’m on the verge of tears with the validation and how much I can relate to this down to my own core.

I’m in love with the Fond Smiles™ as much as the rest of you but I’d also like to mention that Lance didn’t turn in surprise when the team looked at him to comfort Keith. You know, this part:

 Instead of the usual trope where the character looks shocked and sometimes even goes “ME?!?!” they didn’t do that. They didn’t have Lance look at the team at all. 

It was almost as if he was completely unaware they were looking at him. Lance was only focused on Keith and obviously attempting to think of what to say to cheer him up without anyone pushing him forward. The best part? The entire team knew he would. They weren’t turning to him because they didn’t want to comfort Keith but instead because they knew Lance knew what to say to Keith to cheer him up and let him know they all support him. 

ADHD Awareness

What is ADHD? - It is a neurodevelopmental disorder that can affect anyone, no matter your age or gender. 

ADHD is not just being hyperactive- it is actually broken down into three parts

Hyperactive -  This can include, fidgeting, talking too much/out of turn, you’re often “on the go”, running or climbing at inappropriate times, impulse decisions etc.

Inattentive - This can include, not paying attention to detail, making careless mistakes, being distracted and forgetful, not being able to understand or follow instructions, impulse decisions etc

Combined Type - This type is one of the more common types, it’s a combination of both the hyperactive and inattentive types

ADHD can affect memory, and can cause poor emotional control, this is especially common with the inattentive type. 

What is RSD? - Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria (RSD) is extremely common with ADHD. It causes us to have unexplained and often irrational emotions (angry, depressed, etc) when we feel misunderstood or rejected. It typically happens instantly. For example: A close friend or relative asks you to stop clicking your pen, and you start uncontrollably crying right after they ask you to stop. These feelings are often incredibly intense, debilitating, and painful

Medication - Many people may be put on medication for their ADHD. It may help, or it might not. Medication is not for everyone. Some people find that fidgeting or stimming helps more, and others find that therapy appointments are more beneficial

ADHD affects your school performance, your overall mental health, relationships with others, and so much more. ADHD is not just about being hyperactive. ADHD is real and valid.

Okay, but Bart has totally and loudly at least once gone

“Hey, Tim - I mean Robin - can you give me a hand with this?”
“Hey, Dick - I mean Nightwing - when’s our next mission?”
“Hey, Barbara - I mean Oracle - I mean Batgirl - how’s it going?”
“Hey, where’s Jason - I mean Red Hood - I mean Robin?”
“Stephanie! I mean Spoiler - I mean Batgirl. … Robin? Nothing?”
“Hey, has Damian - I mean Robin - even been born yet?”

in front of the entire team.

I mean, just face it, with how familiar he was with Dick and Tim, he would totally forget, and just…. I mean, come on, the Batkids just do not have secret identities among their peers anymore. Luckily, everyone managed to keep it a secret from the adults, at least until Bart managed to screw up so colossally, not even the entire League could save him. How, you ask?

“Oh, hi, Bruce! I mean Batman.”