Feel Good Friday – “My Philosophy For A Happy Life” by Sam Berns

by admin on September 12, 2014

About three months before he passed away, 17-year-old Sam Berns gave this TEDx speech explaining his dislike for obstacles and his strategies for beating them. When he was 2 years old, Sam was diagnosed with the rare disease progeria, which causes rapid aging and various other side effects, none of which could prevent Sam from leading a happy life.

I love TED Talks.

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Justme September 12, 2014 at 4:55 am

He was wise beyond his years. One thing we can all take away from him is, look past your limitations, there is so much you can do.

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just4kicks September 12, 2014 at 7:01 am

I saw a documentary awhile back about this boy and others with Progeria.
What a wonderful young man Sam was. I didn’t realize he had passed.
Much love to his family.
Sam was very inspirational, I’m so sorry he has passed, but
I am glad he is no longer suffering.

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Dyan September 12, 2014 at 10:39 am

RIP young man…

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Lisa September 12, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Bravo! Bravo!

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just4kicks September 13, 2014 at 12:45 pm

I made all four of my kids sit down and watch this amazing young man, so when they are having a bad day, or want to give up on something, they will remember Sam and all of his amazing accomplishments.

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Lady Anne September 13, 2014 at 6:12 pm

I will now officially stop feeling sorry for myself. This young man did not live long enough to even be as old as my grandchildren, and he is wiser than I will ever be.

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Callalilly September 14, 2014 at 8:43 am

Without even considering the progeria, when was the last time you saw a 17-year old boy who could speak in full sentences??

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