I read ADHD—A Lifelong Struggle today. It’s the best thing I’ve read on ADHD so far. Its advice is grounded in experience and applies to everyone: those who think ADHD is a crock or, worse, an excuse, those who suffer from it, and those who have family members or friends who suffer from it.

And we all punish ourselves. That’s the real tragedy of this illness. We are our biggest detractors because we know what we’re capable of. Better than our teachers. Better than our parents. They always said that they could “see our potential,” but we saw ten times what they did. Every day. We saw the things we could do, in our heads, and hated ourselves for not doing them.

There are so many good lines in the article that I highlighted twelve whole paragraphs with many more deserving, and I struggled to pick one to quote here.