In less than six minutes, Faith Jegede turns the idea of normal on its head. The sister of not one, but two autistic brothers, Jegede suggests that “different” is not bad, and that limiting ourselves to the narrow boundaries of “normal” may be “the ultimate sacrifice of potential.” This moving TEDTalk begs us to see the rise in autism–there is a new diagnosis every twenty minutes according to Jegede–as an opportunity to open our minds to the possibility that “different” leads to “extraordinary”.
My weekly quotes and "Notes from Flights" are my attempt to learn how to soar through life's unknowns with grace and gratitude. Thank you for flying with me.
--Melissa Myers Place, writer, reader, massage therapist, mother, wife, and daughter
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