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Stephen Hawking – A True Inspiration

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If you have a dream, gather the courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality. Strong will power, passion for life and a positive attitude can move a mountain. This is true with regards to Stephen Hawking.

Professor Stephen was born on 8th Jan 1942, exactly after 300 years of the death of Galileo. He was not just (just in case definition) a brilliant physicist but also a great cosmologist and author. He had made many ground-breaking discoveries such as Black Holes Radiation, The Big Bang Theory, The Origin of The Universe, Atheism and other unexplored aspects of the universe. His life was phenomenal in such ways.

His school life was not excellent. In class, he was third from the last but he always enjoyed board games. He created his own board game like geniuses do. He had a curiosity about how clocks worked and always took them into pieces but could not able to reassemble them properly! So the only thing which matter the most is, keep your interest alive and be passionate about it. Your intellectuality and grades will surely improve by time. No need to be a pessimist because of lower grades, they always motivate you to learn better.

He had a disease called Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis but he was diagnosed when he was 21 years old. Doctors told him that he would not survive more than two years but he dies at the age of 76. He has been disabled since his twenties and then he used to speak via computerized synthesizer because he lost the power of speech. The only thing that kept him going was his willingness to work from the mind as he said: “Although I cannot move and I have to speak through a computer, in my mind I am free.”

Destiny and life had brought up so much trouble for him but he never gave up. He did not close his mind when his body failed. Why do some of us accept failures and lose our hope when a man who cannot talk or cannot move, in spite of this he can make wonders such as black hole radiation, big bang theory etc. and also lead a normal life with family. His study and research brought him countless prizes. He organized the Lucasian chair of mathematics for 30 years at the Cambridge University.

He said that

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at”

Do not lose your hope and stay positive, Success will definitely be yours.



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