Stephen Hawking is without a doubt, one of the most intelligent human beings on our planet. So, it should come as no surprise that he had some brilliant wisdom to give regarding depression.

While speaking about black holes, Hawking compared the two to make a brilliant analogy. In his own words, “The message of this lecture is that black holes ain’t as black as they are painted. They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought.

“Things can get out of a black hole both on the outside and possibly to another universe. So if you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up – there’s a way out.”

“Remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. If you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don’t throw it away.” 

Hawking, who turned 74 the day after the lecture, has lived with motor neuron disease for almost 53 years, even after he was told in 1963 that he wouldn’t survive past two years.

If you would like to hear the message for yourself, listen to the lecture above. We promise you won’t regret it.

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