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ADHD: A Hunter in a Farmer's World

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that's how the HG pass down stories, share where good prey is, and we share it with great detail, giving it a full 3D narrative. Across the chapters, Hartmann backs his assertions up with evidence, offers non-drug methods and practices to help hunters (as well as those who live alongside them) to welcome their differences, hone their skills, cultivate their creativity, and find success in their lives. About the Book: Author, having battled ADHD himself, has learned to live with it, even thrive on it. The genocide they inflicted upon the conquered showed them to be amoral and predatory invaders of Europe and North America. About the time I got diagnosed with ADHD, Thom Hartmann produced the first edition of ADHD: Hunters in a Farmer’s World.

This discovery caused some psychologists to initially postulate that ADHD was the result of growing up in a dysfunctional family; they suggested that ADHD may follow the same pattern as child or spousal abuse. Adults in the ADHD group were uniquely able to postpone eating, sleeping and other personal needs and stay absorbed in the "urgent task" for an extended time. With our structured public schools, office workplaces, and factories those who inherit a surplus of “hunter skills” are often left frustrated in a world that doesn’t understand or support them. Good content, but - as every 5th sentence is “quote-unquote” hearing it 100 times within 30 minutes does really become annoying. Were the hyperactive wives out hunting for rabbits, raccoons, and muskrats while their inattentive husbands tackled the tedious, repetitive work of skinning animals and tanning hides?The Epilogue to the book examines the evolution and migration over the last 10,000 years of the hunter-gatherer from what is now the Near East in becoming the agriculturists of the Western World. Additionally, nomadic Ariaal have high rates of a genetic mutation linked to ADHD, while more settled Ariaal populations have lower rates of this mutation. If you want an easy quick read then go for it but if you are looking for something more substantial then skip it.

Let me start by saying I don’t think this book is necessarily specific to adhd, nor do I prescribe to the black and white labels of ‘hunter’ or ‘farmer’. Hartmann claims that most or all humans were nomadic hunter-gatherers for hundreds of thousands of years, but that this standard gradually changed as agriculture developed in most societies, and more people worldwide became farmers. There are perhaps a few parts that could have been broadened or deepened in context, but it's a well-rounded, affirming book on the topic. Am rating a 4 because the Kindle version included things like "For Preview Only" for what I am assuming are minor editorial changes to the new edition. Ko further states that the decreased need for 'hyperfocus' was building the conditions favourable for human language.

They gradually moved west across what is now Europe and North Africa, and eventually across the Atlantic into North America.

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