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The Class Clown & ADD

Posted Nov 14 2011 8:50am

I was that kid, the class clown. You know what I’m talking about……the kid at the back of the class room who always had the funny comment, on occasion is told to leave the classroom and go to the Principal’s office or is revered to the highest heights with the laughter of his classmates. Yup, that was me. Do I owe it all to ADD? Perhaps. Part of it may also be that I am Canadian, so naturally, I’m funny! How can anyone argue that? Funny Canadians like John Candy, Howie Mandel, Dan Aykroyd, Jim Carrey, Cheech & Chong, Michael Cera, Michael J Fox, Phil Hartman, Eugene Levy, Norm Macdonald, Mike Myers, Leslie Nielsen, Catherine O’Hara, Russell Peters, Ryan Reynolds, Seth Rogen, Martin Short and Saturday Night Live creator Lorne Michaels are just a few to support my theory.

However, this isn’t about me creating a platform to promote the Canadian sense of humour (humor if you are American). As noted on Pete Quily’s ADHD Blog The Positive’s of ADHD , this is about the highlighting the fact that many people with ADD/ADHD are adventurous, courageous, like to live outside of boundaries, like to be the centre of attention, are confidence, creative, fun to be around, are impulsive (in a good way), not afraid to act, optimistic, outgoing, quick thinking and quick witted. So the next time you experience or hear about that kid in the back of the classroom who is acting up like the class clown, remember underneath it all there is a possibility there just might be a little ADD below the surface and it’s how that kid is choosing to express himself. That kid may just end up being the next Jim Carrey, Ryan Reynolds or Seth Rogen. Hey, lets not forget about William Shatner !!

Class clown is not a paid position.
Class clown is not a paid position.
Class clown is not a paid position.
Class clown is not a paid position.
Class clown is not a paid position.
Class clown is not a paid position.
Class clown is not a paid position.
Class clown is not a paid position.
Class clown is not a paid position.
Class clown is not a paid position.
Class clown is not a paid position.
Thanks for understanding me Mrs. Rapien, you were the best teacher I ever had!

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