Hah as an "ADHD" fellow, I can definitely appreciate this guy's message. I found school to be painfully boring for most of my academic career, and continually struggled to tolerate it.
On the recommended video list on the side, there's ADHD As A Difference In Cognition, Not A Disorder: Stephen Tonti at TEDxCMU
As that speaker describes ADHD:
Stephen Tonti wrote:It's not a lack of focus, period. It's that I have a hard time selecting something and giving it my full attention. Something has to grab my attention, pique my curiosity, and then I can hyper-focus.
He goes on to talk about how it's hard to focus on simple things, but how it's easy to pull 15-hour work days on good challenges. I can completely relate.
Anyway, point's that I definitely agree that classes designed for the "average" student fail a lot of us. They definitely failed me, and had I relied on the current educational system to be the primary source of my education, I'd have been in big trouble.