The legendary man, the greatest astrophysicist of our time, Stephen Hawking, believed that life was worth living. On the scientist's birthday, WomanEL recalls 10 inspiring quotes that give wings in difficult times.
Content< i class="rbi rbi-angle-down">Cruel fate is not a sentence Don’t waste time Don’t be afraid of mistakes and keep communicating The greatest astrophysicist of our time, Stephen Hawking. Source: Instagram
First: remember to look at the stars, not at your feet. Second: never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose, and without it, life is empty. Third: If you are lucky enough to find love, remember that it is there and do not reject it.
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Cruel fate is not a sentence
He had a happy childhood: medical parents associated with scientific developments, intellectual games, abilities in the field of exact sciences. A cheerful student life: I easily entered Oxford, studied casually but successfully, became interested in rowing and dancing.
I am just a child who never grows up. I still keep asking «how» and «why». Sometimes I find the answer…
But fate treated Hawking very cruelly: he had to spend most of his life in a wheelchair. The disease was diagnosed when the scientist was 21 years old — amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
Keeping an active brain was vital to my survival, as was maintaining a sense of humor.
A quick and difficult death. New neurons in the brain are affected and control over the muscles is lost – they gradually cease to function, eventually regulating breathing.
My advice to people with disabilities is to focus on the things your disability doesn't stop you from doing well, and don't regret the things you can't do because of it. Do not have a psychological disability, as well as a physical one…
The legendary man Stephen Hawking. Source: Instagram
Don't waste your time
Due to illness, Hawking found himself in a wheelchair and could only speak through a language synthesizer. But I continued to fight and live my life to the fullest.
I have so much that I want to do. I hate wasting time…
He has three children, teaches at Cambridge University, publishes articles on physics, publishes books that become bestsellers, and takes part in scientific conferences.
Try to understand what you see and wonder what makes the universe exist. Be curious and although life may seem difficult, there is always something you can do and be successful at. It's the fact that you just don't give up that matters.
He learned to control a chair and a computer with the only muscle he could use, his cheek. At the age of 65, Hawking felt the state of weightlessness, and at the age of 76 he died quietly, having lived 54 years longer than doctors predicted.
I have lived with the prospect of dying early for the past 49 years. I'm not afraid of death, but I'm in no hurry to die. There are so many things I want to do first…
Don’t be afraid of mistakes and keep communicating
He became the first to set forth a cosmological theory that combined the ideas of general relativity and quantum mechanics. His most important discovery: black holes do not last forever. They gradually evaporate due to radiation, which was named after it – Hawking radiation. However, none of this was proven, which is why Hawking never received the Nobel Prize.
The next time someone complains that you made a mistake, tell them that this could be a good thing. Because without flaws there would be neither you nor me…
The greatest astrophysicist of our time, Stephen Hawking. Source: Instagram
Hawking's genius brought him worldwide fame. Above all, he became known as a witty communicator, conveying complex scientific concepts to a wide audience.
Mankind's greatest achievements have resulted from communication, and mankind's greatest failures have resulted from a lack of communication. It should not be. Our greatest hopes may become reality in the future. With the technology at our disposal, the possibilities are unlimited. We all need to make sure we continue to communicate…
Stephen Hawking's death didn't change anything. On the contrary, the legendary astrophysicist will make his presence felt. Perhaps in 10, 20, or even 100 years, his brilliant ideas are ahead of their time…
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