While Attention Deficit Disorder is a highly over-diagnosed disease, no one had heard of it when I was diagnosed back in 1989 but the Ritalin did really help me pay attention in situations where I lacked a maturity to pull it off on my own, especially school. However, I noticed that years later, I continued to take the drug when going out for fun.
How many opportunities to be part of something meaningful do you miss because your attention is being frittered away on the meaningless? It's nice to listen to music on your trip to work, but if you're doing so because you believe there is nothing worthwhile happening in your world, then you are sorely mistaken.
Are You Paying Attention to Things That Really Matter? (HINT: It's Not Twerking, Or Beliebers, Or Even Twerking Beliebers)
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