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Video: Stephen Hawking Universe - Reviews, Self-development
Stephen Hawking Universe
- UK, 2014
- Director: James Marsh
- Starring: Eddie Redmayne
The disease either limits or encourages development. Surprisingly, the willpower of some people, love for their work and for life, support of loved ones can overcome a lot.
It happens that people complain that life is unfair to them, circumstances are stronger than them. Many people face difficulties, only some for some reason manage to make the pattern of their lives beautiful, while others find an official justification for their failures in illness and adversity. It is necessary and important to raise this difficult topic in society. And often the art of cinema comes to the rescue. Take, for example, Stephen Hawking's Universe (UK, 2014) directed by James Marsh, starring Eddie Redmayne.
This is a biography film about the world famous theoretical physicist, astrophysicist, member of the Royal Society of London, Lucasov professor of mathematics (from 1979 to 2009), popularizer of science Stephen Hawking.
Is it possible to become world famous when you are confined to a wheelchair and even lost the ability to speak? How does a person with such limitations become not only a famous physicist, but also a popularizer of science? How can you communicate with the world even if there is no voice? These and other questions are asked by Marsh, and he himself tries to answer them.
Do you think that there are only disadvantages to the disease? To help the sufferer heal, it is necessary first to explore the area of his possible secondary benefits from the situation.
Fear of failure
A person develops through difficulties. In order to achieve the set goals, you need to spend a lot of effort, for example, sacrifice free time. While some people were having fun, others devoted all their time to either work or study. Making your dream come true is not easy. Covering yourself with the disease is easier than making an effort. This is a great loophole for those who do not want to overcome difficulties.
Fear of collapse
This fear is again associated with shifting responsibility onto circumstances, with a feeling of helplessness. And is a good explanation for failure. For example, an asthmatic person may say that the disease is exhausting him, he cannot work in an intense mode, he needs special conditions so that an attack does not occur. But if he was healthy, he would show you how to achieve success. Conditions are initially not equal, life is unfair. It is difficult to admit that a person himself does little in his life to achieve success. It's easier to blame the disease.
Attracting attention, sympathy
You've probably noticed how some people simply relish talking about their illness and suffering. And they require sympathy, special conditions. We all need attention, warmth and support. But someone asks for it directly, and someone does not know how. Perhaps some of them have had an experience from childhood, how, having become ill, he was surrounded by care, released from school. This is a child's avoidance mechanism. In adulthood, this can manifest itself in different ways. For example, the whole family deals with the problem of a drug addict: they spend money on a rehabilitation center, go to visit, and meet with psychologists. Got attention …
Stephen Hawking's first signs of illness appeared in his youth. The diagnosis was terrible: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. It is an incurable disease that leads to death due to respiratory failure. Doctors predicted that the patient would live another two to two and a half years. At the moment, the scientist is 75 years old, and he is famous and does what he loves. Some diseases are incurable, to admit it will be the acceptance of reality, from which you can build on, moving forward. Illusion is deceiving, while reality is the ground on which to find stability. Stephen Hawking had all the conditions for self-deprecation, self-pity, resentment for the whole world.
The right choice
The hero accepted the challenge that life presented to him. He preferred not to give up, but to develop his qualities and abilities through difficulties, to include search activity, not to stop. For example, after removing the trachea, having lost the ability to speak, he began to use a computer speech synthesizer.
Stephen Hawking has become an example for others, shares his experience. He takes life with gratitude.
The prospect of dying early made me realize that life is worth living. So much can be done, so much can be done by everyone! I do have a feeling that, despite my condition, I have made a significant contribution to human knowledge. Of course, I was very lucky …
Learning about the disease is difficult. What to do at this moment? The question "why?" - there is no point in asking yourself. The correct questions are: "why?", "Why?", "What can be done in this situation?" - they are aimed at looking for opportunities and lead to the acquisition of deep meanings.
Understanding the limitations of being in time does not fill him with despair, but stimulates him to be productive. Overcoming difficulties and adhering to your mission gives satisfaction at a deep level, a feeling of oneself in one's place, fills life with meanings.