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What is the saddest truth about smart people?

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He was born on January 8th, 1942 and couldn’t properly read until the age of 8.

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He was the perfect average student and everybody knew what to expect from him but he wanted something more… He wanted it all, love, joy and most importantly truth.

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He aced his exams and got into Oxford to study physics by 17 and graduated with Honors.

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Just when it seemed like all was good and right, he fell while ice skating and was diagnosed with the degenerative disease known as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) and was told he had just about two years to live.

But no, he would not go gently into that good night.

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He became the man who fought for his life, for his family (wife and kids), for truth. And he filled the world with it.

Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.

The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance, it is the illusion of knowledge.

I have noticed even people who claim everything is predestined, and that we can do nothing to change it, look before they cross the road.

Stephen Hawking

He became Stephen Hawking, one of the smartest minds to have lived.

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He was supposed to be dead by the 1960s but he decided to stay and fight to build a better world for everybody; he chose to not look at the darkside of his condition.

“By losing the finer dexterity of my hands, I was forced to travel through the universe in my mind and try to visualize the ways in which it worked.” – Hawking

He lived; he laughed; he loved; he flew.

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And he died today, March 14th, 2018.

Rest in peace Hawking. The universe is a smaller place without you.

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