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Steven Spielberg Diagnosed With Dyslexia At Age 60!

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Steven Spielberg is easily one of the greatest directors of all time.

He is a visionary, a true artist, a film genius and… dyslexic??

He's struggled with it ever since he began at school.

He said:

"It was like the last part of the puzzle in a tremendous mystery that I’ve kept to myself all these years. I never felt like a victim. Movies helped me, they kind of saved me from shame, from guilt, from putting it on myself, from making it my burden when it wasn’t my burden. In my case I was unable to read for at least two years. I was two years behind the rest of my class. I was embarrassed to stand up in front of the class and read."

Wow, we feel awful that he struggled with that problem for so long, but look at what he's made of himself!

Doesn't sound like a learning "disability" to us!

He had trouble reading, so he became the best at dealing with visual media! Telling stories with pictures seems like the perfect escape for a dyslexic person.

He continued:

"When I felt like an outsider, movies made me feel inside my own skill set. It is more common than you can imagine. You are not alone. And while you will have this the rest of your life you can dart between the raindrops to get where you want to go and it will not hold you back."

Clearly! Look what Spielberg has done!

Wise words from an incredibly talented man.

So, are you suffering from dyslexia or any other "disability?" Well don't worry, you can find a way to make it work for you or work around it.

Spielberg did it. You can too!!

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