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TED英语演讲稿:不幸也许是个机会

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TED英语演讲稿:不幸也许是个机会TED英语演讲稿:不幸也许是个机会TED英语演讲稿:不幸也许是个机会简介:残奥会短跑冠军aimeemullins天生没有腓骨从小就要学习靠义肢走路和奔跑。如今她不仅是短跑选手、演员、模特还是一位稳健的演讲者。她不喜欢字典中disabled这个词因为负面词汇足以毁掉一个人。但是坦然面对不幸你会发现等待你的是更多的机会。i#dliketosharewithyouadiscoverythatimadeafewmonthsagowhilewritinganarticleforitalianwiredialwayskeepmythesaurushandywheneveri#mwritinganything,buti#dalreadyfinishededitingthepiec‎‎e,andirealizedthatihadneveronceinmylifelookeduptheworddisabledtoseewhati#dfindletmereadyoutheentrydisabled,adjective:crippled,helpless,useless,wrecked‎‎,stalled,maimed,wounded,mangled,lame,mutilated,rundown,wornout,weakened,impotent,castrated,paralyzed,handicapped,senile,decrepit,laidup,doneup,donefor,doneincrackedup,countedoutseealsohurt,uselessandweakantonyms,healthy,strong,capableiwasreading‎‎thislistoutloudtoafriendandatfirstwaslaughing,itwassoludicrous,buti#djustgot‎‎tenpastmangled,andmyvoicebroke,andihadtostopandcollectmyselffromtheemotionalshockandimpactthattheassaultfromthesewordsunleashedyouknow,ofcourse,thisismy‎‎raggedyoldthesaurussoi#mthinkingthismustbeanancientprintdate,rightbut,infact,theprintdatewastheearlys,wheniwouldhavebeenstartingprimaryschoolandforminganunderstandingofmyselfoutsidethefamilyunitandasrelatedtotheotherkidsandtheworldaroundmeand,needlesstosay,thankgodiwasn#tusingathesaurusbackthenimean,fromthisentry,itwouldseemthatiwasbornintoaworldthatperceivedsomeonelikemetohavenothingpositivewhatsoevergoingforthem,wheninfact,todayi#mcelebratedfortheopportunitiesandadventuresmylifehasprocuredso,iimmediatelywenttolookuptheXXonlineedition,expectingtofindarevi‎‎sionworthnotinghere#stheupdatedversionofthisentryunfortunately,it#snotmuchbetterifi‎‎ndthelasttwowordsundernearantonyms,particularlyunsettling:wholeandwholesomeso,it#snotjust‎‎aboutthewordsit#swhatwebelieveaboutpeoplewhenwenamethemwiththesewordsit#saboutthe‎‎valuesbehindthewords,andhowweconstructthosevaluesourlanguageaffectsourthinkingandhowweviewtheworldandhowweviewotherpeopleinfact,manyancientsocieties,includingthegreeksandtheromans,believedthattoutteracurseverballywassopowerful,becausetosaythethingoutloudbroughtitintoexistenceso,whatrealitydowewanttocallintoexistence:apersonwhoislimited,orapersonwho#sempoweredbycasuallydoingsomethingassimpleasnamingaperson,achild,wemightbeputtinglidsandcastingshadowsontheirpowerwouldn#twewanttoopendoorsfortheminsteadonesuchpersonwhoopeneddoorsfor‎‎mewasmychildhooddoctorattheaidupontinstituteinwilmington,delawarehisnamewasdrpizzutillo,‎‎anitalianamerican,whosename,apparently,wastoodifficultformostamericanstopronounce,sohewentby‎‎drpanddrpalwaysworereallycolorfulbowtiesandhadtheveryperfectdispositiontoworkwithchildrenilovedalmosteverythingaboutmytimespentatthishospital,withtheexception‎‎ofmyphysicaltherapysessionsihadtodowhatseemedlikeinnumerablerepetitionsofexerciseswiththese‎‎thick,elasticbandsdifferentcolors,youknowtohelpbuildupmylegmuscles,andihatedthesebandsmorethananythingihatedthem,hadnamesforthemihatedthemand,youknow,iwasalreadybargaining,asafiveyearoldchild,withdrptotrytogetoutofdoingtheseexercises,unsuccessfully,ofcourseand,oneday,hecameintomysessionexhaustiveandunforgiving,thesesessionsandhesaidtome,wowaimee,youaresuchastrongandpowerfullittlegirl,ithinkyou#regoingtobreakoneofthosebandswhenyoudobreakit,i#mgoingtogiveyouahundredbucksnow,ofcourse,thiswasasimpleployondrp#sparttogetmetodotheexercisesididn#twanttodobeforetheprospectofbeingtherichestfiveyearoldinthesecondfloorward,butwhatheeffectivelydidformewasreshapeanawfuldailyoccurrenceintoanewandpromisingexperienceformeandihavetowondertodaytowhatextenthisvisionandhisdeclarationofmeasastrongandpowerfullittlegirlshapedmyownviewofmyselfasaninherentlystrong,powerfulandathleticpersonwellintothefuturethisisanexampleofhowadultsinpositionsofpowercanignitethepowerofachildbut,inthepreviousinstancesofthosethesaurusentries,ourlanguageisn#tallowin‎‎gustoevolveintotherealitythatwewouldallwant,thepossibilityofanindividualtoseethemselvesas‎‎capableourlanguagehasn#tcaughtupwiththechangesinoursociety,manyofwhichhavebeenbroughtaboutbytechnologycertainly,fromamedicalstandpoint,mylegs,lasersurgeryforvisionimpairment,titaniumkneesandhipreplacementsforagingbodiesthatareallowingpeopletomorefullyengagewiththeirabilities,andmovebeyondthelimitsthatnaturehasimposedonthemnottomentionsocialnetworkingplatformsallowpeopletoselfidentify,toclaimtheirowndescriptionsofthemselves,sotheycangoalignwithglobalgroupsoftheirownchoosingso,perhapstechnologyisrevealingmoreclearlytousnowwhathasal‎‎waysbeenatruth:thateveryonehassomethingrareandpowerfultoofferoursociety,andthatthehumanabilitytoadaptisourgreatestassetthehumanabilitytoadapt,it#saninterestingthing,becausepeoplehavecontinuallywantedtotalktomeaboutoveringadversity,andi#mgoingtomakeanadmission:thisphraseneversatrightwithme,andialwaysfeltuneasytryingtoanswerpeople#squestionsaboutit,andithinki#mstartingtofigureoutwhyimplicitinthisphraseofoveringadversityistheideathatsuccess,orhappiness,isaboute‎‎mergingontheothersideofachallengingexperienceunscathedorunmarkedbytheexperience,asifmysu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