At a recent Neil deGrasse Tyson lecture, an eight-year-old girl asked the astrophysicist if he had any colleagues who were dyslexic.
He answered yes… and then kept going, offering an uplifting and beautiful response:
Referring to those with ADD and on the autism spectrum:
… [the] interesting thing about high-level science is you can just work at your desk… you don’t have to be the life of the party.
It’s a hurdle, but in the Olympics, what do you do when you come up to a hurdle?
You jump over it.