If we are to move towards our collective bliss, it's time we shed our focus on the physical.

Janine Shepherd

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About This Quote

“A Broken Body Isn’t a Broken Person.” TEDxKC. Oct. 2012. Conference Presentation.

Source: "A Broken Body Isn't a Broken Person." TEDxKC. Oct. 2012. Conference Presentation. Additional Information: This quote is from cross-country skier Janine Shepard's 2012 TED Talk about her recovery from a skiing accident that rendered her a partial paraplegic. The quote means that in order to be happier as a society, we need to focus less on physical, material things -- such as our belongings or physical body -- and place greater importance on intangible, abstract values, such as spiritual strength. Watch the full TED Talk here: Janine Shepard - A Broken Body Isn't a Broken Person