Epilepsy & Feeling Out of Place

My assignment for day 7 in Writing101  is called “Hook ’em with a quote.”  The description for the assignment is to use someone else’s words such as a quote or passage to give you a boost.

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”
― Apple Inc.

This quote really resonated with me.  Yet I am sitting here trying to figure out why.

Maybe it is because I felt like a round peg in a square hole.  When you are a teenager, standing out is not always a good thing.  I felt different than everyone else in my hometown.  When I was diagnosed with epilepsy, I felt like there was no one else that could understand.  It was not until much later in life when I realized that being different is not a bad thing.

Maybe I’m hoping that some rebel will come along and find a genius method for changing the health care industry for the better.  Maybe some fellow troublemaker will find a cure for epilepsy that no one else has tried.

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