Maysoon Zayid – Look her Up !

I caught her TED talk ” 99 problems & Cerebral Palsy’s Just One ” ( TED Talks are very often humourous, laugh out loud funny, touching, as well as educational & SERIOUS. Dah, dah, dah, dah ). Her presentation ( Yes, let’s go all SERIOUS & call it a ” presentation “. πŸ™‚ ) was about her early life through her College, & her positive & negative experiences with cerebral palsy. I can relate, as I have c.p. & it ain’t going away anytime soon, unless there’s reincarnation, in which I get another crack at this crazy thing called life, or unless my relatives decide to ” Ted Williams ” me, in which case I spend a few centuries in the freezer section at ALCOR or the Phoenix Foundation. πŸ™‚ Humour & disability would seem to be incongruous, but not so much as one would think. On a basic, psychological level, it’s a GREAT coping mechanism, & it can keep depression from getting to you, or anger. ( I sometimes have anger management issues, like getting used to my Dell Inspiron which is essentially a big touch – screen. Try this when you’re spastic & your medication hasn’t kicked in yet….. you’ll see, hahahahahaha. πŸ™‚ or piloting a power chair down the road / sidewalk & the joystick goes flying into the bushes. Then you NEED a sense of humour ! Or else a very large camouflaged flask full of vodka.Anyway, I found Maysoon Zayid’s talk to be very funny AND inspiritional, even motivational. Google it !

You’re Welcome ! It was no biggie.:)


Science - fiction, fantasy, horror & suspense ( But not really " nerd / geek " material ), armchair cultural anthropologist, interested in archaeology ( Although the closest I've been to an actual dig - site was Pinson Mounds outside Memphis ), & interested in the obscure, strange or sometimes things that would bore or put off other people.

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