‘Alexander the Great’ Might Agree

Demigod camper to Percy Jackson, a teen who learns about his parentage at Camp Half-Blood, a summer camp for people like him:

“I bet you were kicked out of a lot of [schools].”
“How—”
“Diagnosed with dyslexia. Probably ADHD, too.” . . .

“Taken together, it’s almost a sure sign. The letters float off the page when you read, right? That’s because your mind is hardwired for ancient Greek. And the ADHD–you’re impulsive, can’t sit still in the classroom. That’s your battlefield reflexes. In a real fight, they’d keep you alive. As for the attention problems, that’s because you see too much, Percy, not too little. Your senses are better than a regular mortal’s. Of course the teachers want you medicated.”

— The Lightning Thief, by Rick Riordan

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