From the Archives: Oscillating States: “Being as Doing” and “Self-Conscious Stumbling”

From the Archives

A.D.D.ers tend to oscillate between two different states: “being-as-doing” and “self-conscious-stumbling.” In the being-as-doing state, they are living within every moment, making decisions “within” the moment, doing things “within” that moment and, one might say, “existing as normal people do.”1 It is (or so I imagine) existence with a normal level of self-consciousness which is in contrast to an’s level of self-consciousness. An’s self-consciousness is best described as “self-conscious-stumbling.”2

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This post originally appeared in August 2007.

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