Don Rogers Posted over 2 years ago Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms Kristi, you are right where you need to be. A Dear Lady suffering with ADD inattentive is the single most amazing interior designer alive (the opinion of many in the know and my opinion). Try to talk math or organization, you lose her in 1.5 seconds. I worked with her for years and found her keys inside the frig, freezer, oven, vases, shoes, silverware drawer, grocery sacks... She's a total blast to work with, never knowing what will happen in the next 5 seconds. Her finished rooms are timeless and would have been breath-taking 2000 years ago and would still 2000 years from now. Would drugs have helped her focus on math or organization? Most assuredly. But not nearly as much as boot-camp. 40+ years of martial arts instruction and involvement have amply proven a direct correlation between serious instructor discipline and student focus, regardless of how ADD/ADHD they were before joining our group. (ADD/ADHD does not survive a drill instructor.) In this Dear Lady's case, it would have been a crime to hamper her creative juices... like forcing (whoever wrote under the name) Shakespeare to stop talking gibberish, making Albert Einstein cease asking so damn many questions or punishing Van Gogh for painting outside the lines. PROBLEM: Pharmaceutical drugs are deadly poisons. When a substance is delivered for patent, it must first pass the LD50 test (Lethal Dosage 50%); how much is needed to be effective; how much would be lethal; how much is needed to kill half the population. If the substance isn't strong enough to kill half the population, it isn't granted a pharmaceutical patent. Rockefeller, presiding over the charter meeting of the AMA, established the LD50 requirement. (None of them take pharmaceutical drugs. Their diets are strictly organic, and their personal doctors are strictly holistic.) In this universe, with the laws of physics and physiology that govern, you cannot take a deadly poison without it adversely affecting your body. IT WILL BREAK YOU DOWN.