They are terrible in school… some of them can’t read a word that has more than six letters… some of them got kicked out from so many schools… some of them have been called stupid and idiot.
All of them have contributed to the alleviation of music, sports, science, society and arts.
Thy are dyslexic and they are badass.
Just a note from some medical book: Some of the traits of dyslexics are; seeing, thinking, and perceiving ‘multi-dimensionally’. Dyslexics tend to find it difficult to understand language in a traditional method of learning. If dyslexics aren’t stifled, they could have higher than normal intelligence, and extraordinary creative abilities that has created some of our ‘geniuses’. Amongst that dyslexic population are scientific geniuses, remarkable artists, noble prize winners, actors, amazing comedians, presidents, doctors, inventors, and even extraordinary writers.
10. Muhammad Ali tied with Jay Leno
Muhammad Ali hated to read. He was dyslexic.
He graduated 376 out of a class of 391.
But now, Lonnie and Muhammad Ali are joining another fight: improving the literacy of African Americans.
Ali Quote: I never said I was the smartest, I said I was the greatest.
Leno confirmed that he is dyslexic. In high school he was asked to drop out because of his grades. He didn’t follow that advise. Jay not only graduated but also went on to receive a bachelor’s degree in speech therapy from Emerson College, in 1973. He also attended Bentley College in Waltham, Massachusetts.
His struggle with dyslexia is what he credits as helping him develop drive and perseverance needed to succeed in comedy and in life.
9. Orlando Bloom
Orlando Bloom finds it difficult to remember his scripts because of the condition, which causes sufferers to struggle with reading and spelling. He still struggles to this day.
His first motiation came from his mother who promised him he will get a motorbike if he can finish reading 50 books. He didn’t get the motorbike but it developed his love for reading despite the condition.
Orlando Bloom Quote: Dyslexia is not due to lack of intelligence, it’s a lack of access. It’s like, if you’re dyslexic, you have all the information you need, but find it harder to process.
8. Keanu Reeves
Reeves attended four different high schools, including the Etobicoke School of the Arts, from which he was later expelled. Reeves excelled more in hockey than in academics, his educational development being stymied by dyslexia.
Keanu Reeves Quote: I was expelled because I was greasy and running around a lot. I was just a little too rambunctious and shot my mouth off once too often. I was not generally the most well-oiled machine in the school. I was just getting in their way, I guess.
7. Tom Cruise
To this day, Tom Cruise learns lines only by listening to a tape. The actor went through 15 schools in 12 years and was put in the remedial classes at school.
Tom Cruise Quote: Being dyslexic, I had to train myself to focus my attention. I became very visual and learned how to create mental images in order to comprehend what I read.
6. Noel Gallagher
He has at least two songs in the Top 100 Best Songs of all time.
His former band has sold 100M albums.
He is one of the most intelligent musician of all time.
A story from Noel:
Noel: What I was bad at was spelling. Still am. Anything over six letters and that’s me gone.
Reporter: Maybe you’re dyslexic?
Noel: I am actually. Sometimes I give lyrics to Liam and the two key words of the sentence will be missing. When I gave him Don’t Look Back In Anger, he’s singing, “But don’t back in anger, not today.” I’m saying,”It’s ‘Don’t look back in anger’.” He’s saying, “Well, that’s not what’s fucking written ‘ere, chief.”
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