There are several Stephen Hawking’s quotes that made history. Though sometimes it’s the most obscure ones that often tend to be the most significant. On the occasion of his 76th birthday, which happened just a few weeks ago, he held a speech at the Reith Lecture at the Royal Institute in London. The main topic has been quite a tough one, as he chose to focus entirely on being positive and coping with depression.
Stephen Hawking, diagnosed with Motor Neuron Disease at the young age of 21, should know pretty well what living with depression means. And that makes him certainly qualified to dish out some mental health advice if he feels like. Coping with depression can be overwhelming at times, but that hasn’t kept him away from being positive and spreading good vibes all around.
“Black holes ain’t as black as they are painted. They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought. Things can get out of a black hole both on the outside and possibly to another universe. So if you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up – there’s a way out.”
The physicist, whose life expectancy in 1963 was less than 5 years, has beaten the odds and that’s yet another example of how a positive mindset can impact your life for the better.
“It’s also important not to become angry no matter how difficult life may seem – he continued – because you can lose all hope if you can’t laugh at yourself and life in general”.
Positivity does help. But if you feel like giving up, helpless, or trapped, it’s important to start seeking mental health advice head on. Acting upon your problems is indeed the only way to improve your life. We can only help you a little by directing you towards our latest article on how to be more positive.
This is just one of the many Stephen Hawking’s quotes coming out of his relentless quest of spreading positivity around the world. Do you have a favorite? Let us know in the comments or join the discussion on Facebook!