The man who lost 17 mobile phones
January 18, 2014
What if you constantly forgot to finish the things you started? Or if you lost things because your attention just lapsed so quickly?
If you had, in other words, a brain with a Ferrari engine with the brakes of a tricycle?
The story of Dan Greer
This is exactly the case for people suffering from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD for short. Until diagnosed and starting to do Transcendental Meditation twice a day, Dan Greer (40) from Lancashire, UK was one of them.
In an interview to Lancashire Evening Post, Dan told about his life before and after the ADHD diagnosis.
“I used to think ADHD was just something the Americans had made up for naughty children,” said Dan, “but I realised it was very real and explained why I was the way I was.
Before my diagnosis, I lost 17 iPhones. Since I was diagnosed, I haven’t lost one.
To put into context how often people with ADHD forget things, after I was first diagnosed, I went to the library to get some books out on the condition. But I discovered none of the books on ADHD had been returned, as the sufferers had forgotten to return them.”
The full article:
“Why I won’t let ADHD rule my life“
Watch a video about kids with ADHD practicing Transcendental Meditation: