Then And Now

Faydra Deon
Maximum Axioms
Published in
2 min readJan 21, 2024

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I’m working on a client’s website, and they have me adding some information about Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder. This is a site for therapists, by the bye.

It got me to thinking about the subset of people who think ADHD isn’t a real thing; who think that just because it wasn’t around in their day it’s just some made-up idea to medicate children into oblivion.

Here’s what it got me thinking…

SO WHAT?!?! So what that there was no ADHD back when we were children?!

Back in the day, the world was far less toxic than it is now. Back in the day, we used to only have real food and less contamination in our water and we used to play outdoors all day until right before the streetlights came on.

Children these days are eating more processed food than I remember eating when I was a child. Even those children who are not being brought up on fast food have had very few meals not made with non-stick pots and pans. Children are drinking juice and water out of plastic containers. Children are assaulted by far more vehicle emissions from SUVs than I was in my day. The hole in the ozone layer isn’t getting smaller, and parents aren’t slathering less sunscreen on their children to protect them from the ravages that the sun can cause because there’s a big hole in the ozone layer. Bugs and insect sprays protect children from bugs…

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Faydra Deon
Maximum Axioms

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