In any group of people there are going to be different opinions about big and small things.  In the ADHD community a big difference of opinion is to whether ADHD is a gift or not.  There is a faction that believe ADHD should be presented as a gift and this builds self esteem.  There is the other side that believes ADHD  should be firmly planted in the disability realm.

Now I understand what the gift group is trying to do, especially by their claims that ADHD people tend to be more creative.  They are trying to build the self esteem of the people diagnosed with ADHD, especially the young ones, who have had their esteem battered away by their negative experiences in life due to their undiagnosed ADHD.  It is a good intention but it sets up false expectations.  These young people are going to find out that there are plenty of creative people without ADHD.  They are going to find out that this gift is a gift that means working harder and longer, battling attention deficit and lack of motivation.

Why not just say from the beginning you have a disability just one that isn’t visible to the naked eye.  And like any one with a disability you do the best you can with what you have got.  That life isn’t about what you can’t do but what you can do.  The journey of your life will be discovering what you can do and how you can do it.  Your main goal is figuring out what you want to do and going after that dream.