Monday, October 22, 2012

Allow Amy Purdy To Pull You Back Up If You're Down!


"If you ask me today, would I ever wanna change my situation? I would have to say; NO! Because my legs haven't disabled me. If anything, they're enabled me. They forced me to rely on my imagination and to believe in the possibilities."

Amy Purdy has such perseverance that I've never seen before in my entire life. I'm sure she spent her days wondering about living in a world full of challenges and wishing to disappear from the face of the earth, but she simply didn't. Not only she fought her way up after her accident, but also she managed to break a stereotyped norm of thinking. Amy didn't give in to negativity for a second, leaving us -normal, healthy human beings- in a shameful state of mind after knowing how she managed to pull herself together from scratch to pursue her Snow Boarding passion; becoming the highest-ranked adapted female Snow Boarder in the world!

What an amazing idea to start her talk, inviting us to imagine our lives as books and we're its authors, so we can all relate and start wondering about ourselves as well. The whole talk is filled endless chapters of pure hope, positivism, day-dreaming, compassion, patience, hard work, innovation, and creativity without any type of borders.

Whenever I feel awfully down, I watch this talk to cheer me up again, giving me an intensive dose of energy like never before. She never, once, failed to inspire me to be better and stronger. It's amazingly strange to seek comfort from a person who lives on the other side of the world, but that's what TED is all about, isn't it? :)

Don't miss it, guys. I'm sure you'll love it!

HashTags Magazine | September 2013



TEDxOrangeCoast - Amy Purdy - Living Beyond Limits