— I already wrote a little about USC professor Elyn Saks’ amazing talk at TEDGlobal, and now I’m here to recommend her 2007 book, The Center Cannot Hold, in which she tells her own story of schizophrenia and mental illness in more detail than 18 minutes will allow. It’s a difficult read at times, but it’s also utterly fascinating. And I loved the insight above more than I can tell you. *Resolves to focus on the fortunate miss.*
July 10, 2012
"The fact is, I didn’t die; I survived, and I told myself that fact every single day. It’s a little like having a meteor land in your backyard without hitting the house. You can either focus on the meteor, and what almost happened, or you can focus on the fortunate miss and what didn’t happen. I decided to do my best to focus on the miss."