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Overcoming

In this hour, TED speakers share stories of overcoming a weakness and turning it into a strength.

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"People just don't see things, this is where you need visual thinkers like me ... we need the different kinds of minds." — Temple Grandin James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Nora Sun Dubphonic 1:00

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"I can't let my life be this. Because if I give up now, that's what my life will be. I'll never walk out the front door." — Shane Koyczan James Duncan Davidson/TED hide caption

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Le Brasier de Tristesse Sylvain Chauveau 0:59

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"Those early experiences are very powerful and can be very determinative that you end up developing an image of yourself, and image of what your strengths are, an image of your weaknesses, an image of the ways in which the world is going to limit you." — Andrew Solomon iStock hide caption

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