A couple of days ago I posted this in the "I'm sorry" thread: "I'm sorry I was born with Attention Deficit Disorder. I'm sorry there was no understanding of the condition when I was young so I could have been treated properly. I'm sorry to all the people I disappointed because I never lived up to my full potential due to my ADD. I'm sorry I had to go through so many jobs in my working career because of it. I'm sorry I got let go from my last job because of the suffocating boredom I was feeling. Finally, I'm sorry for all the anger I've shown over the years because of both my impulsiveness and my high level of frustration." It seemed to have gotten a few responses. It got me to wondering how many people here on TB have ADD. I've had it all my life, and it's been both a burden and a struggle. At time I feel like I've made it this far just by the skin of my teeth. A couple of months ago I left the band I was in because of ADD-related issues. The constant rehearsing without an immediate payoff in terms of gigs was beginning to affect my playing. I was getting really bored with the whole thing, playing the same songs over and over again, so to alleviate some of the boredom I'd start embellishing my bass lines in order to make things interesting. This led to a confrontation with the drummer, as well as other issues. As I read threads about how other people practice, I'm always amazed at how some people can practice for hours on end. I'm lucky if I can practice for ten minutes straight before I need to put the damn thing down! So if you've got ADD, or think you do, come on in and let's hear about it. If you'd like to take a quick test to see if you might, here's a website that has a test: TotallyADD.com: A complete guide to ADD, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) in adulthood and the documentary ADD & Loving It?!