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  • Hey guys! So, as you can tell from the title,

  • this video is gonna be about how to know if you have ADHD or not.

  • And for those of you that don't already know,

  • ADHD is Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder.

  • But the reason I'm making this video is because I feel

  • like a lot of people these days say or they think they have ADHD,

  • but that's only because they don't know what it's really like to have it.

  • As a little kid I was diagnosed with it, but I never took any medicine

  • for it, so I never knew what normal people thought like.

  • I can't stand when people say that ADHD is not a real thing

  • and that it's just an excuse for lazy people to blame their laziness on.

  • But what I can't stand even more is that when people

  • actually do use it as an excuse, even when they don't have it,

  • just because they didn't do well in school

  • or they're bad at studying or something.

  • But, really, there's no excuse because I grew up with it

  • and I didn't take any medication for it and I still got all A's and B's.

  • Then again, I also cheated a lot.

  • So after watching this video, if you can honestly say

  • that you relate to more of these things than not, then chances are--

  • I mean, I'm no doctor, but your brain is probably

  • just as messed up as mine.

  • I'm gonna be giving you guys actual examples,

  • not those typical ADHD jokes.

  • You know which jokes I'm talking about.

  • They'll be talking and then, all of a sudden, pretend

  • to be distracted by something--

  • kind of like what I'm about to do right...

  • Oh, look! A butterfly!

  • I mean, even I made that joke, but only as a joke

  • because that is such a huge exaggeration.

  • It's really nothing like that. Most of the time.

  • And if these sound unrealistic to you,

  • it's probably just because you don't have it.

  • But, trust me, they're all real. They actually do happen.

  • I would know because, sadly, they're all my personal experiences.

  • So without further ado, and no more hesitation,

  • here are some real examples to help you guys know

  • if you actually do or do not--

  • I'm not even kidding. There's an actual butterfly right there.

  • I gotta--

  • See how many of these you can relate to. Go!

  • You meet someone new and then five seconds after

  • they've introduced themselves, you already forgot their name.

  • No matter how hard you try to focus,

  • whenever you're reading something, like a book or a textbook,

  • you'll read every single word on the page,

  • you hear every single word in your head,

  • yet five pages down the road you have no idea

  • what's going on or how you got there.

  • You look at someone straight in the eyes

  • and rather than paying attention to what they're saying,

  • you trying to decide which eye you normally look at.

  • Is is the left eye or the right eye?

  • Or maybe it's the nose! Or the mouth!

  • Or maybe you're supposed to look at the face as a whole,

  • but you already forgot how to do that

  • because now all you see is a bunch of face parts.

  • To you, there's no such thing as sitting still.

  • You don't realize it until someone tells you to stop,

  • but you either have been rapidly shaking your leg,

  • tapping your hands or nodding your head to music that isn't there,

  • or playing with whatever is currently in your hands, like a cellphone.

  • You're a time traveler.

  • You go and take a five minute Facebook break from work,

  • but when you come back it's an hour later!

  • Sometimes you have to remind yourself to smile

  • when you're with people, and not because you don't like them

  • or because you're upset-- it's because you have a bunch

  • of other thoughts going through your head that aren't smile-worthy.

  • No matter how hard you try or how important the call is,

  • when you're on the phone with someone

  • you have to be doing something else at the same time.

  • You don't intentionally procrastinate, you're just most productive

  • when you have to get something done.

  • You work best when you're under pressure!

  • Again, you don't intentionally procrastinate,

  • but you can never decide what you want from a menu

  • until you're under pressure because the waiter just got to you.

  • You have a bunch of incomplete things

  • 'cause you're always jumping from one thing to the next!

  • You leave your room to go get your phone that you forgot

  • in the kitchen, but when you come back, all you have

  • is a cup of water, snacks and pretty much everything that's not your phone.

  • A lot of the times that you're on the phone with people,

  • you freak out because you can't find your phone.

  • You're not sure if you just came downstairs or if you're about to go up.

  • You force yourself to burp to remember what you had for lunch.

  • When somebody tells you to think about one specific thing,

  • you can't because now you're thinking about thinking about things,

  • causing you to not think about what you're supposed to be thinking about.

  • You text something that makes absolutely no sense

  • because someone was talking to you and you write out

  • what they were saying instead.

  • You can remember a full phone number by repeating the numbers

  • in your head, but the moment you start putting it into the keypad,

  • all the different sounds from the keytones throw you off and you forget.

  • You have to buy a lot of shampoo because when you're in the shower

  • you have the most thoughts, and you don't even realize

  • that you just washed your hair three times.

  • You hate working in groups, not because other people have bad ideas--

  • it's just that their ideas distract yours.

  • You overly set reminders for yourself when important things

  • are coming up because you know you're gonna forget!

  • You always have these silent, awkward moments with people

  • because when you're talking to them, you'll always forget

  • what you're about to say mid-sentence and when you do it, it's like...

  • Like...

  • You have these, um...

  • You're very indecisive.

  • I mean, I guess this one kinda applies to everyone.

  • Or not. Or maybe...

  • And last but not least...

  • when you have ADHD, every single thought leads to another thought.

  • And I actually kinda learned how to use that

  • to my advantage when I'm coming up with videos.

  • For example, I'm just gonna freestyle something right now,

  • just to show you how my brain works.

  • See, you could be thinking about this video and your mind

  • could still go off in an infinite amount of directions,

  • which is the opposite of One Direction.

  • Maybe that's how they got their name, because they all have ADHD!

  • ADHD, like Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder--

  • Disorder? I mean, who says it's a disorder, anyways?

  • Speaking of disorder, who came up with the word disorder?

  • It kind of sounds like a rapper trying to order at a bakery.

  • Hey, lemme get dis order, dough!

  • A deer, a female deer! Like Bambi!

  • Bambi? Whatever happened to Bam-A and Bam-C?

  • What is a Bam-C? Maybe they meant C-Bam,

  • 'cause when the sea goes bam, that's like the waves crashing.

  • And waves are created by wind, and wind can go in every single direction,

  • which is the opposite of One Direction and that's how they got their name!

  • That's how they got their name, from the multi-directional wind,

  • causing the waves to crashing a sea. Bam, Bam-C, Bambi...deer!

  • Like a rapper trying to get "dis order dough",

  • creating the word disorder, and ADHD, which is what all the guys

  • in One Direction have, which is the complete opposite

  • of all the different directions this video could go in!

  • I honestly don't know how I remembered all that.

  • I mean, it was a freestyle, so I didn't have to memorize anything,

  • but at the same time, I had to remember how to say it backwards,

  • so I had to pay attention to what I was saying.

  • I mean, I guess to a certain degree I don't have ADH--

  • Oh, look, a butterfly!

  • What the hell are all these things?

  • TEEHEE

  • So, once again, thank you guys so much for watching.

  • If you want to see the previous video, click the one on the right.

  • If you want to see the blue version behind-the-scenes,

  • click the one on the left!

  • And if you want to see the coolest thing in the world, click the little red bu--

  • Oh! Look, a butterfly. Ohh, look at it--ooh!

  • There's so many! Awww! Yeah.

Hey guys! So, as you can tell from the title,

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    cedar posted on 2016/08/13
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