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Old 07-09-10, 08:09 PM
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Having creative ideas

How do you feel or deal with boring conversations events or activities? Does anyone feel like when they are at an event when they are not involved in an interesting conversation or activity they get bored and depressed and agitated easily, or if they are having a conversation with someone that is small talk and doesn't go deep 'what did you major in in school?' or simple, non interesting questions, or doing an activity that is boring and you can think of a million creative ways to make the activity/event/conversation more interesting but it won't work because it's too creative or not in the rules and it's easier just to do the boring thing and it would be simpler than to try your creative, fun ideas. It's like, it sucks having so many creative, interesting ideas when others seem satisfied with the same old boring thing. It's like, other people can find certain simple things satisfying, but we need to make it more interesting and come up with all sorts of ideas to make it more interesting but others are satisfied with the same boring thing.

I mentioned this in another topic, but I really like t.v. shows, teen dramas, and other series and I like deep conversations about the couples, relationships, storylines and comparing different teen drama shows and different series and just having deep conversations about hobbies and interests like t.v. shows and stuff. Normal people would just watch them or say they liked them, I enjoy going deeper and more into it and having really interesting conversations about the relationships and storylines.

It's like with everything I can think of so many interesting things to discuss, compare, talk about about any interest or topic, but other people just like simple conversations.

I always have all these ideas and stuff, but I feel like when we have these ideas they are looked at as inconvienient because other people who don't have ADD are happy with the way things are, the normal conversations and stuff. Does anyone feel like they have all sorts of ideas that others don't have and not understand how others find simple things stimulating when you can come up with a million things to discuss about with interests and hobbies?

I feel like a lot of people with ADD have more interesting ideas and thoughts to make things more interesting.
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Re: Having creative ideas

I believe I have some creativity and different angles for conversation. Usually the people I talk to aren't interested in anything other than small talk, or talking about themselves, etc.

So my solution is to avoid situations. I know it isn't very healthy and it does make me sad, but I guess that's better than rejection...
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Re: Having creative ideas

I feel like this all the time. Most people simply don't need to be bombarded with a torrent of interesting stimulation like we do. I can totally do small talk for short periods of time, though. I just try to make it entertaining with my ever-so-charming humor. Sometimes it goes over really well, and other times... not.

I don't think anyone really LIKES shallow small talk. It's just that ADD folks have much less tolerance than your average Joe.
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