Shawn Parr: Are Our Phones Giving Us A.D.D.?

Shawn Parr: Are Our Phones Giving Us A.D.D.?
Design

Our collective behavior when it comes to our devices is getting worse and worse, so how do we change it?

Shawn Parr, Bulldog Drummond
  • 30 june 2013

ARE YOU CURRENTLY AN IDIOT? OR ARE YOU IN DANGER OF BECOMING AN IDIOT?

We live in a world where titles and labels play a major role in helping us to identify who we’re interacting with and to understand where we sit in relation to others. When my son was diagnosed with ADD, I realized I had a good dose of it too. I dislike the label ADD with a passion as it contains two negatives indicating we have a deficit and a disorder. It assumes that we choose to be disorderly because of this deficit, which can be pretty depressing if you’re sensitive to labels. But, as I researched the condition I realized that some of the most creative and constructive people through history have had ADD or ADHD (that term has hyper thrown in for good measure), like Einstein, Picasso, Van Gogh, Hemingway, Michael Jordan and Spielberg just to name a few. We are in good company.

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