Thinking about it today. I came to realize that my inherent ADDness does not only come genetically passed down. Or created due to my repetitive 20 year work as an IT professional, but it is what creative intellectuals do to cope with the inherent lack of creative challenges. There are those who create and those who consume. I fortunately or unfortunately am the creative type and sometimes my work does provide a challenge that requires my creative thinking, but most often than not it only offers repetitive mundane yaks that must be stamped out. So in the meantime the brain creates problems or attention getters that really do not need attention at all, like keeping up with the news or Facebook. These are subconsciously implanted as tasks to be completed to make the brain perceive that it has more to do than what is really present. Over time this becomes the nor and things like this be one the norm at home too. You try to sit patiently and listen through your Childs story and you catch yourself background thinking about what will you immediately right afterwards. Long form attentive moments of the day only happen when you begin to fall asleep or when you are in a nice shower... It must be because the brain slows down enough to make you reflect on the thoughts rather than trying to make a 100 of them without reflection. I guess this is why worktime naps and meditation are becoming so hip these days.
Sometimes we lose our sense of being open-minded. Other cultures and personalities are always different and they see through different colors glasses, but we cannot see that because we see their glasses through hours. It is only when we take our glasses off that we can truly see where they are coming from. We don't have to emulate or even internally accept that view but we must respect that view and adapt it to our own world, it is only through understanding that peace will come and friendship will follow.