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  Reply # 1796635 8-Jun-2017 14:00
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Rikkitic:

 

MikeB4:

 

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Hyperactive kids being disruptive often grow up to invent useful stuff. The ones who stay in line become minimum wage factory drones. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Citation please

 

 

Here are five. You should learn to do this yourself instead of always asking others.

 

 

 

https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201106/is-the-adhd-brain-more-creative

 

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/beautiful-minds/the-creative-gifts-of-adhd/

 

http://totallyadd.com/5-superpowers-of-adhd/

 

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kanpur/adhd-kids-way-more-creative-than-peers-study/articleshow/57610876.cms

 

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4947226/

 

 

 

 

 

 

Does not  change your inaccurate sweeping statement.





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  Reply # 1796636 8-Jun-2017 14:05
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They are bloody annoying?

 

 

 

 

Could be, but TBF so is the continued presence of pretty much everyone else on the plane.

 

I have sadly accepted that trying to ban all other people from my flights is not really feasible, so if one accepts that, then for the most part the myriad of little things people do with their existence has to be borne with stoicism.

 

I mean, its not like they make a noise or anything.





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  Reply # 1796637 8-Jun-2017 14:06
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Cause they might hijack a plane with them??

 

 

 

 

Or they may prove so distracting and soothing for a troubled soul that it prevents a planned hijacking?

 

 

 

 





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  Reply # 1796640 8-Jun-2017 14:07
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it's like when someone sits and taps their fingers, eventually those fingers are going to get broken, as in hammeredtongue-outinnocent





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  Reply # 1796653 8-Jun-2017 14:11
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Linux: They should be banned on planes in the cabin as well

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Because..?

 

 

 

 

Because the gyroscopic effect will put the plane off course of course.


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Linux: They should be banned on planes in the cabin as well

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Because..?



 


Because the gyroscopic effect will put the plane off course of course.



As long as you ensure an even number of them spinning at anyone time, equilibrium should be maintained...




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  Reply # 1796657 8-Jun-2017 14:18
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Northern Hemisphere ones cannot be used here and vice versa as they will not know which way to spin. If you take one on a plane and cross the equator all hell would happen as the thing becomes dysfunctional due to hemisphere disorientation resulting a catastrophic cataclysm 





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This has happened with literally every childhood fad, ever.  Marbles.  Slap sticks.  Tamagotchi.  You name it.

 

However to my mind the correct approach is to treat it as a learning opportunity and set rules around it to avoid the real issue.  For example as at our child's school, spinners are not allowed to be used during class time, as it is with personal devices, etc.

 

The other stuff - arguments and disagreements over lost or stolen what have you - are great opportunities to develop social skills.  Taking the thing away doesn't really solve the underlying issue which is that the kids should respect one another and their property, and trust the other kids to do the same in the majority.


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networkn:

 

Good on them. School is for education.

 

 

GOOD-ON-THEM. SCHOOL-IS-FOR-MINDLESS-CONFORMITY.

 

 

 

 

More like school is for free childcare by people employed by the govt under the guise of teaching but what I can say from experience in schooling is that

 

- fewer kids conform than non conform

 

- more don't listen to their teachers than do

 

Maybe kids should be sent to compulsory army training. That'll make up for the lack of corporal punishment.


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  Reply # 1796665 8-Jun-2017 14:29
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Here's a more reasoned response to the issue than a simple ban:

 

Fidget spinners are used to teach lessons in this classroom

 

Having been a teacher in a previous life, I understand the value of latching on to different ways to engage kids - and often its these types of approaches that can work with those very kids who may otherwise been switched off a more 'conventional' approach...


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  Reply # 1796668 8-Jun-2017 14:32
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MikeB4:

 

Does not  change your inaccurate sweeping statement.

 

 

Here is another one then. Steve Jobs was your typical restive child with little patience for school busywork, who no doubt would have been a huge fan of fidget spinners if they had been around then.

 

 

 

http://allaboutstevejobs.com/bio/longbio/longbio_01.php

 

 





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Rikkitic:

 

MikeB4:

 

Does not  change your inaccurate sweeping statement.

 

 

Here is another one then. Steve Jobs was your typical restive child with little patience for school busywork, who no doubt would have been a huge fan of fidget spinners if they had been around then.

 

 

 

http://allaboutstevejobs.com/bio/longbio/longbio_01.php

 

 

 

 

 

 

So you think that makes this correct  "The ones who stay in line become minimum wage factory drones." 

 

 

 

I am out, I have no wish to flog a dead horse. I will return to the rest of the discussion.





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they should bring back chatterings

 

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Its happened

 

https://gamekings.co.nz/products/chatter-rings

 

 


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Never seen one.





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  Reply # 1796700 8-Jun-2017 15:08
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Rikkitic:

 

MikeB4:

 

Does not  change your inaccurate sweeping statement.

 

 

Here is another one then. Steve Jobs was your typical restive child with little patience for school busywork, who no doubt would have been a huge fan of fidget spinners if they had been around then.

 

 

 

http://allaboutstevejobs.com/bio/longbio/longbio_01.php

 

 

 

 

Ok, so with your 1 example, I'll provide my example. I am a conformist, and I have never earned minimum wage (since entering the workforce as an adult) nor do I ever expect to. I would be exceptionally surprised if one person who knows me (or has met me) thinks of me, or my personality as "drone like". I also for the record have never worked in a production line as a primary form of employment.

 

So we are one from one. 

 

There are *some* ADHD sufferers who go on to become succesful creative types like Steve Jobs, and there are some conformists who go onto production lines. Your comment was silly and generalized and incorrect.

 

 


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