The chance for greatness, for progress and for change dies the moment we try to be like someone else.

Faith Jegede

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“What I’ve Learned from My Autistic Brothers.” [email protected] Apr. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "What I've Learned from My Autistic Brothers." [email protected] Apr. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from writer Faith Jegede's 2012 TED Talk about the life lessons she has learned from her autistic brothers. This quote describes the most important lesson Jegede learned from her unique, gifted siblings: be yourself.  Never try to change who you are with the goal of becoming more "normal." By trying to erase your individuality and be someone you're not, you sacrifice your potential to become a better person, the person you were meant to be. Watch the full TED Talk here: Faith Jegede - What I've Learned from My Autistic Brothers