Ed Sheeran always seems so confident when he's performing and we would definitely call him a cool guy, but there was a time when he didn't feel this way. The singer spoke at the Annual American Institute for Stuttering Freeing Voices Changing Lives Gala last night and shared how he struggled fitting in when he was younger, especially since he had a stutter. Since then though, he has realized that learning to cope with his stutter helped define him as a person.
"I wanted to not necessarily [just] shed light on stuttering or make it a thing, but stress to kids in general to just be yourself, because there's no one in the world that can be a better you than you," he said during his speech. "Having things that make you different help you become an interesting person. Be yourself. Embrace your quirks. Being weird is a wonderful thing."
Is this not some of the greatest tidbits of wisdom Ed has ever shared? He totally owned the one thing that made him different from everyone else during his childhood and because of this, he is now a stronger, self-confident person. He didn't let his stutter hold him back, but learned to deal with it and used that as inspiration to succeed. We nominate Ed to give more motivational speeches like this, please and thanks.
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