Stephen William Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA born 8 January 1942) is an English theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge. His scientific works include a collaboration with Roger Penrose on gravitational singularity theorems in the framework of general relativity and the theoretical prediction that black holes emit radiation, often called Hawking radiation. Hawking was the first to set out a theory of cosmology explained by a union of the general theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. He is a vigorous supporter of the many-worlds interpretation of quantum mechanics.
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.
WOW! What a wonderful thing to say and live by…
Sounds like Stephen lives in gratitude for what he has — and has made the best of his life despite his handicap. But, obviously, he also has a great attitude and outlook on life.
You can’t help being inspired by a man with such a wonderful view on life. I want to remember his words, especially when I want to complain about my minor aches and pains!!
SPECIAL NOTE: Hawking has a rare early-onset slow-progressing form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as motor neurone disease or Lou Gehrig’s disease, that has gradually paralyzed him over the decades.
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