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ADHD Indians and Crazy Americans May 16, 2007

Posted by edukfun in add, add parents, adhd, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, attention training, concentration, distractibility.

What an eye-opener:

“Yes,” the physician said. “In our religion, we believe that the purpose of reincarnation is to eventually free oneself from worldly entanglement and desire. In each lifetime we experience certain lessons, until finally we are free of this earth and can merge into the oneness of God. When a soul is very close to the end of those thousands of incarnations, he must take a few lifetimes to do many, many things — to clean up the little threads left over from his previous lives.”

This is how Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder is viewed through the lense of Indian culture. For the entire article, click here.

“In America you consider our most holy men, our yogis and swamis, to be crazy people as well,” said the physician with a touch of sadness in his voice. “So it is with different cultures. We live in different worlds.”

We may be from and live in different worlds, but we can always take a moment to view life through the glasses of another culture. Sometimes we see something we never noticed before.

Enjoy the article!

Allen Dobkin



1. edukfun - May 17, 2007

Sorry ’bout that folks…the link is fixed now.

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