10 May 2011

A Brief History of Courage

I don’t have much positive to say about motor neuron disease. But it taught me not to pity myself, because others were worse off and to get on with what I still could do. I’m happier now than before I developed the condition.

I am lucky to be working in theoretical physics, one of the few areas in which disability is not a serious handicap.


Robert said...

I've dealt with a disablity (hemophilia) all my life and the one thing that my mother continued to remind me was that, "there are many that are worse off," and "be grateful for the things that you can do."

Unfortunately, I chose the legal profession as a career and in my mid forties, I am unable to endure the rigors of the long hours in a busy firm.