I asked this before but I didn't get really any serious answers. I have ADHD and it's really hard for me to read long chapters. Can you guys recommend some nonfiction books with chapters that are less than 15 pages? Short chapters give me the sense of satisfaction for having finished something so I can choose to continue to read or stop there but for long chapters my ADHD kicks in half way and I stop in the middle of the chapter and then I feel like I'm a climbing a mountain and give up the book. I'm interested in philosophy, politics, and art mainly but I'll take anything.
>>17970962Literally force yourself to read and it will become easier over time. There’s no way around this. Also the Myth of Sisyphus fits your requirements
>>17970962didn't read your post is too long you fucking spastic freak
Inb4 someone says ADHD isn't real.
>>17970962Have you tried medication? Helped me a lot.
ADHD isn't real
>>17970962Unironically read Maximum Ride
>>17970962Read these to fix the focus part of your brain. Especially Adult ADHD Toolkit
>>17971013Too scared of the side effects. I read a stat that says 50% of people either grow out of it or become not as severe don't remember which
>>17971151I've never taken meds, but it's certainly waned in intensity since my youth.
>>17971151You could try them. If they don't help or you get bad side effects you can just stop taking them.
>>17971182My plan was to wait until 30. If at 30 years old I'm still like this I will take them
>>17971222You do you. I will say that medication really changed my life and I wish I started sooner.
>>17971258What do you take
>>17970962Maybe try philosophy books that are written in short sections, rather than in chapters. There are many of those. Wittgenstein’s Investigations, or Epictetus’ Discourses, for example.
>>17970962Nietzsche. He wrote in short passages and aphorisms because of his illness.
>>17971335Definitely agree with your decision to stay away from meds until 30. They are not healthy for your body or mind. Plus, you get the satisfaction of depending on only yourself for motivation
>>17970962The divine comedy, poems in general.
>>17970962Try meditation, works for me.
>>17971451As gay as this sounds, this is the answer.
>>17972884What is it supposed to do?
>>17973128Helps you improve focus by bolstering your ability to dismiss impulses and distractions. There are other ways to practice mindfulness but meditation is the most impactful.
Posthumous Memoirs of Bras Cubas. Beautiful, poetic, interesting, complex, easy to read and the longest chapter is 3 pages long. I’m a slow reader but read it in a day
>>17970962ADHD is a made up disease. You’re just a lazy motherfucker. Stop pretending you have some bullshit nonsense that was intended to make a greedy psychologist Rich.In general, there are a lot of people who want you to think that you have some condition (for example: being a sinner) and they want to take your money on the grounds that they can alter this bullshit metaphysical condition. It’s make-believe. This is about people profiting from tricking others into believing they’re made up bullshit.
>>17973128>>17973158Also its not some mysticism shit. You literally sit and just accept who you are in the present, causing any distractions to have no sway over your present actions (of sitting there in silence). If you do this enough, you can apply it while out of meditation.
>>17970962hemingway, bukowski, generally shortstories, poetry, short poetry; slowly work up to longer stuff,
>>17971151You can create resistance to ritalin really fucking fast.
>>17973128You start being able to decide what you want to focus on instead of randomly thinking about things.
>>17973166>I don't have it therefore it's not real :3
>>17970962Unironically kant, the critique of pure reason is autistically subdivided into sections that are like two pages long
Seconding Moby Dick, it's split into delicious fun little bite sized bits
>>17973683>Moby Dickthis is a great choice. Its fairly verbose, but even with a short attention span and a dictionary, you can get through at least ONE chapter, and for the most part, each chapter is almost like a little story in itself. It's a very well put together book in the beginning.
>>17971064Can I tag these in any order? Can I skip the porn book?
>>17971064The funny thing is that my ADHD prevents me from watching porn because it's not stimulating enough. I get aroused and get a desire to watch it, but then end up closing it after a couple of minutes out of boredom
>>17973781I also have adhd, so I understand to a point where you are coming from(or not), but I'm sorry, this is one of the funniest things I've ever read.
>>17973763Not him. The porn book is just a retarded nofap propaganda, I'm extremely skeptical about the list's value from that alone.
>>17973785Also have add. Same problem as him, I either need short videos of 300 tabs of images along with long stories, so I can cycle through them .