Date: April 11, 2018 03:43PM
I'm pretty heavily ADD. I was wondering the other day why all my years as a LDS did not have me as deluded as the friends I have who converted at the same time and yet are still fully deluded.
I thought about all the church meetings and BYU devotionals I attended and then remembered how so much of the indoctrination did not sink in because I was zoned out with my ADD. After about five minutes of anyone talking to me my mind wanders in a million directions and I haven't a clue what was just said to me. It has played havoc with my career and schooling but somehow I get by. I think this may be why I never fully connected with all the LDS doctrine. I never fully heard it all nor incorporated it into my thinking and mental philosophy. Also, the way Mormon talks are delivered is like administering chloroform. I've never been able to stay awake in General Conference. I think most of the indoctrination just never made its way into my brain. Yay for ADD!