Whenever someone asks me if I would take a magic pill to eliminate my stutter, my response is 90 percent no. The reasons are:
I wouldn’t have some of my life experiences.
I wouldn’t be part of a great and inspiring community.
I wouldn’t be as empathetic and compassionate.
I would be missing out on some great life lessons.
I wouldn’t have discovered writing as a means of expressing myself.
I wouldn’t be as good of a listener as I am.
I wouldn’t be me.
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