I'm not an ADD Child of the Internet/action movie era.
You show a certain amount of ignorance about this subject, too, as you obviously know nothing about ADD/ADHD and how it affects us!
I am an adult in my late 50s who was diagnosed about 15 years ago. (Yes, I have at least two decades on you.) I've dealt with something I knew very little about throughout my life. I can tell you this: Movies that are, let us say, hectically-filmed, such as "Transformers" (to use the most-common film tossed at us) are NOT what most ADHD people respond to. Too much "busyness" is confusing and distracting, whether in life or on the screen. We can be overwhelmed by too much input; think of it as sensory overload when you include the music, sound effects and dialogue, especially the shouted/screaming type found in those movies you claim that ADHD people gravitate toward. You are wrong!
I get very peeved at reading those shots at ADD/ADHD people here on IMDb. Learn about it before you start throwing around such claims about what we're supposed to prefer. We are capable of watching and appreciating all types of movies. However, many of us will admit that frantic films such as "Speed Racer" and the aforementioned "Transformers" can be just too much to stand; I actually have developed severe headaches while trying to watch some of these, something I have in common with a couple of other friends with ADHD. You won't find movies filled with car thefts/races/explosions/etc. on my "To Watch" list.
So, let's stop the ADHD stuff, please?! It's a major insult that we definitely do not need! We have enough to deal with as is without being written off as idiots who only want to watch explosions and lots of quick-cut images.
Your right, it has become a bit of a cliche' and a stereotype to use that to describe the current younger generation due to the amount of technology that is thrown at them. That description has become the norm. I know ADD/ADHD is not a new affliction it just seems to be, like a lot of mental issues a "description" I guess that gets used as an adjective when it really shouldn't be.
My guess is I myself suffer, to a certain degree, ADD due to certain observations in my life, including I admittedly lost interest in your post about half way through, but I got the gist and I learned a few things.
It is a very overused diagnosis these day's in my opinion though. I'm not saying in your case, just in general it seems every kid out there is taking a pill for it.
I actually know quite a bit about certain mental conditions having suffered through PTSD and going through many doctors. 3 different ones at once at one point. You tend to do a lot of research when you have these issues. At least I do.
So If you were offended I apologize. I will try to be more sensitive in throwing around statements like that. As I said, it is an often used phrase on the Internet to describe a certain age group or type than a definite diagnosis of a condition. That's not an excuse just a fact. I really dislike the PC era we live in now where there is someone complaining about anything said but in this case I think you made your point.
This sentence however:
"You show a certain amount of ignorance about this subject, too" implies I am ignorant in more than your main topic. For that my reply is "prove it".. Or at least back it up. Perhaps your the ignorant one. You have stated nothing that impresses me with your brilliance all you have done is throw out an insult and move on with a long post all centered on pretty much.... YOU. Looking for sympathy here won't get you far, especially when your insulting people to get it. No respect there.
The 70's and 80's were a much less serious time.... The world got serious and defensive somewhere along the way.
Funny, this isn't where this old post was supposed to go but what the hell..