What we can all learn from Stephen Hawking |


Stephen Hawking, the renowned theoretical physicist famous for his work on black holes, gravity and space, passed away at the age of 76 at his home in Cambridge, England this week. Glowing obituaries, tributes and posts on social media immediately poured in celebrating his life, contributions to science and wise words. Besides his professional work, however, Hawking was also well known for battling amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), a neurodegenerative disease. He was diagnosed at the age of 21, given just a few years to live and used a wheelchair for most of the rest of his life. But he defied the odds, and was one of the longest-living ALS survivors.

Hawking, who was also a disability rights advocate, never let his physical limitations (or anything really) stop his ambitions. It’s a lesson and an attitude that we can all apply to our own lives.


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