The pursuit of normality is the ultimate sacrifice of potential.

Faith Jegede

Quotation #15551

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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: According to this quote by writer Faith Jegede, trying to be normal requires you to give up any chance of being extraordinary. In other words, while most people strive not to be seen as abnormal in any way, it is our abnormalities that make us brilliant and special. This quote is from Jegede's 2011 TED Talk about the lessons her two "abnormal" but extraordinary autistic brothers taught her. Watch the full TED Talk here: Faith Jegede - What I've Learned from My Autistic Brothers