John Loporto - The Davinci Method (inspirational video)
Source of inspiration John Loporto
The video below was made by John Loporto, founder of 'The Wayseer Manifesto' and author of the fantastic book 'The Davinci Method'. Loporto has been a great inspiration for me to start the ADD characteristics website.
For years I had my own views on ADD and ADHD and had wanted to do something with this for some time. After reading Loporto's book, I was converted. This book gave me the feeling of being truly understood for the first time. His approach opened my eyes. From that moment on, I knew I wanted to set up a website that would mainly address the positive aspects of ADD and ADHD highlighted and who gives tips and advice on how to actually stand in your power. I no longer had any reason to put it off any longer.
Anyone with the ADD diagnosis or ADHD or who recognises themselves in this, I recommend reading his book. It is written in English, though, so bear that in mind.
Maybe as an ADD or ADHD person, you don't like reading, just like me ;). 'The Davinci Method' is now typically one of those books that you finish in 3 days.
Watch his inspiring video introducing his book below:
The official video of "The Wayseer Manifesto" by John Loporto
Story from the book 'The Davinci Method'
Read below the inspiring piece from the book, The Davinci Method, by John Loporto. It is about an eagle that was accidentally raised among chickens because its egg was mistaken for a chicken egg.
When the eagle hatched, he felt different and strange and became depressed and insecure. He had to continuously adapt to the rest. The eagle, symbolically, suffered from ADHD symptoms but eventually found his calling.
The story is originally English but I have translated it into Dutch for you below.
The original English version of 'The Misplaced Eagle' you will find here.
The misplaced eagle
... One day, a farmer found an eagle egg but mistook it for a chicken egg. He placed the egg with the other eggs in the incubator in the henhouse ...
... A few weeks later, the egg hatched. The baby eagle was raised like a chicken with the other chicks. Together with the other chickens, he learned to peck and graze. He was sternly warned to fly, because chickens cannot really fly, they flutter and fall, he was told ...
... The eagle turned out to be a miserable chicken. He did not want to peck properly. He hated it because he always felt clumsy and kept falling over. He was constantly hungry and irritable because the chicken food just couldn't satisfy him. The other chickens found him annoying and strange ...
... After years of struggling to be a normal chicken, this chicken's self-esteem had become quite low. He hated himself. "Why am I so big, awkward and different? ' He kept asking himself:" Why can't I be happy here like all the other chickens? "...
... "Is this all there is to life?" He wondered painfully, "Where is the thrill? Where is the flow? "...
... He started doing more and more disruptive things, anything to get just a little excitement. He longed in his heart for that feeling of flying and soaring - only he didn't even know what that was - so he tried to compensate by making his own excitement around the coop, through drama and disruptions. Other hens called him selfish, disorderly and a troublemaker. The poor eagle took it all to heart, believed them and became depressed ...
One day, high in the sky, he saw another eagle. It immediately took his breath away. For a moment, he felt a wave of recognition. He felt something happening inside him. He felt more alive than he had ever felt before.
... In his excitement, he told his family of chickens what he had seen and how he also wanted to fly. They laughed at him. "Are you crazy?" "You're dreaming" "Real chickens don't fly!" "You will never be able to!" "You can't even cluck and graze!" And now you think you'll be able to fly one day?" When will you grow up and join us to graze in the henhouse. Why can't you be more like your peers? What is wrong with you? "...
... The young eagle was embarrassed and discouraged. He felt hopeless and alone and so he fell asleep that night ...
... Days later, to his delight, he saw the bird again and this time it screamed the sound of an eagle. The moment the young eagle, which had grown up among the chickens, heard this call, something unexpected happened. His body swayed uncontrollably - his whole body automatically responded to the eagle's majestic cry with a powerful cry of its own. He was stunned. "What happened? ... Did that wonderful sound come from me? Chickens don't make that sound! Only eagles do ... Wait ... Only eagles do that! "...
... The young eagle, finally aware of what he really was, stretched his wings for the first time and flew away. Before he knew it, he was soaring through the air. He was no longer trapped in the chicken coop because he was no longer trapped by the idea of being a chicken. Nothing could stop him anymore ...
... A coop only goes with chickens, it cannot stop an eagle from flying away - especially when they hear their call ...
The above piece is taken from the inspiring book 'The Davinci Method', written by John Garrot Loporto. A true eye-opener For anyone with AD(H)D.
Top movie too crazy this I have always felt said no one understands me so I said less and less and felt inferior while I often saw things much simpler and could solve them too. Thanks
I already follow my passion. I wake up every day, then exercise and then get to work. Doing the things that give me energy. Sometimes there are also less fun things, like yesterday I did laundry, cleaned the house. But I don't do a 9-to-5 job. The only thing I would like is a girlfriend... a nice girl with whom I can occasionally do fun things I need her a little bit for love.
thank you so much for posting this video! so encouraging....
I used to read john loporto's book in the past, but the video now touches me immensely.
Feel often frustrated by my own perennially wayward wayseers choices, repeatedly putting me at risk and invoking oppressive/dominant reactions from those around me.
The combination of my adhd and everything I have learned and done ( in education, meditation, work experience, life experience) makes it incredibly difficult to ignore the call of my heart. At the same time, I have an environment that has little appreciation for it....
thank you for the video!!!
I would sooooooo love to read the book, so much! But I really can't speak English......with yes and no I won't get there I'm afraid. Is there really no Dutch translation anywhere?
I think I have to disappoint you unfortunately. It's a great book but if you can't speak English, it's a waste of money. I think the only Dutch translation you can find is the bit I translated myself above.
Real shame, Jochem...then it ends for me unfortunately :)
There is now a translation device on the market,
It doesn't work very fast yet, as can be seen in the video.
Perhaps there is already a translation app, which you can download via your smartphone.
Good luck !
Hai Lianne, I would possibly translate t for you in the future. Don't know how expensive the book is?
When my holiday money comes in I'm going to buy the book too!!!
I always identified with the fairy tale of the ugly duckling ;-)
I was often told by my parents.
You should learn to count to 10 sometime.
Think before you say anything.
You can but you don't.
You just have to try harder.
Later, the frustration got worse and I still got hit sometimes.
Or my mother who recently told me that she regularly wonders why she brought me into the world.(in case you're still wondering where my insecurity and depression and self-destructive behaviour comes from ;-) )
I am now 45 but it still hurts.
There is always still in me a child who wants to be respected for who she is.
Not surprisingly, on top of my ADHD, I got a personality disorder.
I read an article the other day that it is more common that underneath the Borderline diagnosis is ADHD.
And if the ADHD is not addressed first all other treatments make little sense.
Pity about the past 10 years I have been infested with Borderline treatments.
But no looking back now.
Trying to break free from my parents' need for recognition and go with it!
Fly like an Eagle!!!
Super cool and inspiring story! Let's fly :)