Writer Andrew Solomon has spent his career telling stories of the hardships of others. Now he turns inward, bringing us into a childhood of adversity, while also spinning tales of the courageous people he’s met in the years since. In a moving, heartfelt and at times downright funny talk, Solomon gives a powerful call to action to forge meaning from our biggest struggles.
We hear educators speak about how adversity shapes our lives and creates resiliency. Children who experience some degree of tension and uncertainly in their lives, often become very resilient adults who are able to step into big challenges with the belief that they can make their way through… why? Because they have done it before.
Andrea Solomon’s talk on How the worst moments in our lives make us who we are is both deeply moving and surprisingly uplifting.