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Today, on the freeway on the way to work, I saw a really awful name for a trucking company:

"ADD Express"

Somehow I don't think having truck drivers with ADD is a good idea...

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amy_leone
Jun. 19th, 2012 09:59 pm (UTC)
Depends on how they have been trained to handle it. See, if you have trained yourself to focus on one thing at a time, it is probably a bad idea to be a trucker. Cuz if you get distracted for a second, you attention can be really hard to draw back where you want it. However, if you have learned to hyperfocus, you'd be very hard to distract. If you are like me and have learned to run on several tracks at once, driving is no problem; in addition to the butterfly occupying several moments of my conscious thought, I also noticed a guy walking by the side of the road, tail-lights coming on up ahead, and the kid picking his nose in the car beside me, all while I am planning how to organize by bathroom cupboards and braking to let the guy on the motorcycle into my lane 'cuz the jerk in the next lane cut him off. All in moments because my subconscious (for lack of a better term) identifies problems- like tail-lights and swerving motorcycles- and brings them to my conscious attention, while discarding the things I don't need to think about- like the guy walking and the nose-picking kid. Cognitive behavior therapy can make ADD into a great tool.
ebenbrooks
Jun. 21st, 2012 11:51 am (UTC)
Hmm. I didn't think of it like that. Very good point.
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