I love this. At first i wasn’t sure as i thought that everyone would have the same text, but because it’s so easy to direct and apply caveats the words become ours. In fact i have taken 3 versions and created my own from that, gone back and adjusted a sentence in Chat. For writing webpages with content talking about me is quite difficult, because this is not me writing but directing, i can acutaly do it.
One of the problems with ADHD is just getting started due to the lack of ideas, but because we have so many of them. The real problem is in decision making, rushing and thinking that i idea we talked about in our heads has been written down. Meandering texts, no really summary and often a mess of tangents on tangents.
What Chat GPT has does is given me a massive starting point that i can adapt. The creative part of my brain that’s chatting to me about 10 different ideas, 5 songs (3 of which have merged badly), what i’m doing tomorrow, ooh shit i forgot to do that on the site etc which means i never write anything and just put it off. With Chat GPT it writes the stuff whilst my distracted bored brain can play with ideas and thus satisfied. Also i feel like i created it, even if i didn’t write the actual words.
Thanks and can’t wait for the subscription, for me it’s been liberating.
Will ChatGPT be our new ghost copywriter or just put us all out of work?
No! We are so creative.
I made a song about ChatGPT and I also wrote the book ‘How to focus and get work done in a Microsoft work environment’.
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This was a gorgeous post thank you so much for making it. Have you encountered any more threads about ChatGPT and ADHD?
Not since then but Chat has allowed me to write various posts and emails, website pages etc.
I’m totally with you on this. I also have ADHD and ChatGPT has been a gamechanger. Some people remember when they first started medication and it being like a whole new world of possibility opened up for them. I think AI has the potential to enhance and improve our lives even further. The common problem of not being able to ‘get off the starting block’ because we have so many ideas, all at once, is something that ChatGPT is solving. Helping to organise thoughts, break down tasks, brainstorming, guiding, even coaching (if you know which prompts to use). And the best thing, I don’t feel like a burden that usually comes with trying to articulate ideas with people who struggle to keep up with our thougt patterns or get tired of our endless, nonsensical questions or non-linear thinking. It’s like a ‘plugin’ for our nerodiverse brains that lends a helping hand to the most common challenges we face. I’m excited to see how AI develops over the next few years.
ADHD is something those without don’t understand so consequentially we are seen as lazy, stupid or indifferent, when it couldn’t be further from the truth. I never knew how to write an essay and always received feedback such as “too many ideas”, “you’ve introduced another point in the summary”, “you’ve repeated this point several times” or “you’ve missed something out or just to a conclusion” (this was because I said it in my head but forgot to write on the page).
As you say trying to articulate and idea in a simple sentence is very difficult when the idea is presented in our heads as a multidimensional image/video with about 12 tangent ideas attaching themselves. Hence why asking us a question verbally about something we understand can illicit a 10 min response with 3 extra contradictory theories chucked in for good measure.
Since I’ve found out I do try to shut up when I recognise them twitching or looking away. I realise they are either bored or just weren’t interested in answer anyway. Difficult to manage when you don’t know you’re doing it or what the rules are.
Since using Chat I’ve managed to write several blog posts, website info and a few emails. I still do 3 version, re-edit and challenge it to come up with some thing I like, but this take 10-30 mins unlike before where it could actually take all day or not at all!
I also have ADHD and completely agree.
It’s so nice to have a grounding agent when I mentally float off into space almost every other minute. I’ll usually ask a question, do something else, come back to it and forget what I even was focused on.
Coming back and being able to read my question, and answer has been incredibly beneficial to my workflow and speed.