There's been a huge spike in ADHD diagnoses in the last decade, which seems like it could be cause for concern. But this video from asapSCIENCE argues that ADHD can be a biological advantage. The disorder's hallmark restlessness made our hunter and gatherer ancestors more likely to bring home food—if they didn't have success in one area, they just moved on to the next, unfazed.
Now we sit at desks all day instead of scavenging for food, which makes high energy and fleeting concentration seem less desirable. Still, experts argue that people with ADHD are more creative and better equipped to succeed at jobs that require resourcefulness, adaptability, and the ability to think outside the box.