I'm reading a guide on being an Bicycle Race official and no matter what I do, I can't finish a page without wondering off in my mind. Here's how reading works for me: *read, read* Oh yeah, that reminds me about this time... (eyes are still reading, but brain is elsewhere)...Crap, I finished that whole paragraph and I have no idea what it said.
I noticed this problem happening more as my college years progressed. At the beginning, I was fine. I could read through anything and stay focused. Nowadays, if I'm not completely enthralled with the subject, my brain finds something else to do while reading.
This makes my head hurt to think about since reading is sort of an inner dialogue. Reading is your brain speaking words to yourself, correct? So how can you have an inner dialogue over your inner dialogue? Ouch - brain freeze. Or rather brain argument.
So is it just me? Do I have some form of A.D.D? Or does this happen to everyone? Or is this something that most people don't talk about out in the open for fear of being labeled a crazy person?