Don’t write off your ability to improve your own life by the choices you make today.
I am encouraged that labels don't define. A definition suggests a permanent placement of trait and character. Yes.....I am aware that labels are attached to me. I attach some, my peers attach some and society attach some.
I need strength and resolve to act. By acting I really mean to be genuine in proactive living. My resolve is to place priority on living up to the label that our Lord has placed on me. THAT is is definition of trait and character I desire to act upon. Not there yet.
I think a lot of kids are overmedicated because of "diagnoses". (not sure of plural form of diagnosis). Parents are looking for an explanation for their kid's behavioral problem instead of considering the lack of guidance and/or discipline missing from a child's life. Maybe as adults, a diagnosis is a safety net for our own shortcomings, low self esteem, or lack of self control. So much easier to say that "well, I have such and such" rather than admit that I have some work to do on myself, or commit to long sessions of exercise, a change in diet, therapy, etc. We are complicated creatures!