Schindler’s gift: how one man harnessed ADHD to change the world
Intensity, purpose and support. These crucial factors allowed a man who had utterly failed in life to succeed so spectacularly that his deeds will echo down the ages. We must pay close attention to his biographical details because this man’s life offers a potent road map on how people that society labels as different, perhaps unacceptable, can ultimately change the world. Oskar Schindler lied and cheated his way through school and was expelled at the age of 16. He was subject to frequent discipline, much of it corporal punishment, but this did not have the effect his teachers had perhaps hoped for. He became an almost instinctual rebel, an attribute that he would eventually use to serve humanity.
ADHD in practice 2016; 8(3): 49–51
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