First of all, happy 2014! Every year, millions of people make resolutions, and one of the most common ones is to "reinvent themselves". I was thinking of doing that this year, but then I saw a life-changing TED Talk over winter break.
The speaker's name was Lizzie Velasquez, and she was once popular on the internet for being "the world's ugliest woman". In reality, she has a rare disease that doesn't allow her to gain weight. She explains how she had been bullied her entire life, and at points it almost becomes too much for her to bear. What is inspiring is that she turns everything negative in her life into something positive. For example, since she can't see out of one eye, she brags about only having to spend half as much on contacts. At the end of her TED Talk, she tells us to use the negativity in our lives and turn it into something positive, and she poses the question, "What. . . Read More