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.


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.


Dyan September 12, 2014 at 10:39 am

RIP young man…


Lisa September 12, 2014 at 12:51 pm

Bravo! Bravo!


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.


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.


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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