Stephen Hawking has one of the greatest minds of our time. He was born on January 8, 1942 (300 years after Galileo’s death) in Oxford, England and is well known for his work in theoretical physics. As a child he wanted to study mathematics, but once he started college, he studied Natural Sciences. During his first year at Cambridge, at the age of 21, Hawking began to have symptoms of ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). Doctors gave him two and a half years to live.

Stephen Hawking gives a beautiful message to people with depression

Today, it is still the date that 74-year-old Stephen Hawking continues to teach, research and provide the world with beautiful messages. He says his expectations were lowered to zero when he was diagnosed with ALS. Since then, every aspect of his life has been an asset.

With one of the brightest minds in the world, he didn’t let these life challenges stop him. I keep studying. Stephen Hawking has twelve honorary degrees. He has dedicated his life to finding answers about the universe , the Big Bang, creation and scientific theories. He cannot speak or move as he is confined to a wheelchair, but he has found ways to inspire the world that encourages us to find the mysticism of the stars. He says:

Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Never stop working. Work gives you meaning and purpose, and life is empty without it. If you are lucky enough to find love, remember that it is there and do not abandon it ”.

Recently, at a lecture in January at the Royal Institute in London , Hawking compared black holes to depression , making it clear that neither black holes nor depression is impossible to escape. “The message from this conference is that black holes are not as black as they are painted. They are not the eternal prisons they were thought to be. Things can come out of a black hole, outward and possibly into another universe. So if you feel like you are in a black hole, don’t give up; there is a way out, “he said.

When asked about his disabilities, he said: “The victim should have the right to end his life, if he wants. But I think it would be a big mistake. As bad as life may seem, there is always something you can do, and be successful at it. While there is life there is hope.”

And it continues with an inspiring message about disabilities:

“If you’re incapacitated, it’s probably not your fault, but it’s no good blaming the world or expecting them to take pity on you. You have to have a positive attitude and you have to do the best you can in the situation you find yourself in; If you have a physical disability, you cannot afford to be psychologically disabled as well. In my opinion, one should concentrate on activities in which physical disability will not present a serious handicap. I’m afraid the Olympics for people with disabilities are not for me, but it’s easy for me to say because I never liked athletics anyway.

On the other hand, science is a very good area for people with disabilities, since it takes place mainly in the mind. Of course, most types of experimental work are probably out of the question for most of these people, but theoretical work is almost ideal.

My disability has not been a significant impediment in my field, which is theoretical physics. They have certainly helped me with administrative and conference work where I would have been involved otherwise. However, I have succeeded because of the great amount of help I have received from my wife, children, colleagues and students. It seems to me that people in general are very willing to help, but you should encourage them to feel that their efforts to help you are worth it. ”

Stephen Hawking not only encourages scientific minds to pay attention , but inspires others to take note that there is a connection between the stars and each one of us. His disabilities have not stopped his curious mind and sense of wonder.

His daughter, Lucy, shared with a certain crowd at a conference, “He has a very enviable desire to keep going and the ability to gather all his reserves, all his energy, all his mental focus and put all of this together in that goal of going on . But not just to keep going in order to survive, but to transcend this by producing extraordinary work writing books, giving lectures, inspiring other people with neurodegenerative diseases and other disabilities. “

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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