If anyone is in a position to tell people to embrace their quirks, it’s Ed Sheeran — he’s claiming he’s the quirkiest of them all!
In this day and age, it’s hard to embrace oddities, especially when the world expects you to be flawless!
But have no fear, God gifted this earth with Teddy and he’s here to tell those who are insecure about themselves that everything is going to be a-okay!
On Monday evening, the 24-year-old was being honored at the American Institute for Stuttering’s Freeing Voices Changing Lives Benefit Gala and gave a beautiful speech.
He talked about his stutter and revealed how rap music helped him overcome it:
“I was a very, very weird child. I had a port-wine stain birthmark on my face that I got lasered off when I was very young; one day, they forgot to put the anesthetic on, and ever since then, I had a stutter. Stuttering was actually the least of my problems!
My Uncle Jim told my dad that Eminem was the next Bob Dylan ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ it’s pretty similar, it’s all just storytelling ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ so my dad bought me The Marshall Mathers LP when I was 9 years old, not knowing what was on it. I learned every word of it, back to front, by the time I was 10. He raps very fast and melodically and percussively, and it helped me get rid of the stutter.”
The talented guitarist also went on to speak about how he came to cherish his weirdness — that’s not something a lot of people can say or even admit!
“Even if you have quirks and weirdness, you shouldn’t be worried about that. The people I went to school with that were the most normal and were the coolest when we grew up ├óΓé¼ΓÇ£ I was telling Emily [Blunt] earlier that one of the cool kids from school now does my plumbing!
That’s a fact! If you try to be the cool kid in class, you’ll end up very boring and doing plumbing for someone who apparently wasn’t that cool. Be yourself. Embrace your quirks. Being weird is a wonderful thing. ├óΓé¼┬ª I have a f├óΓé¼ΓÇ£king football team now, that’s pretty cool!”
So, basically what you’re trying to say is, embrace your weirdness because one day you’ll become a successful musician with a freaking football team?!
What a great message from Teddy! LOLz!
No, but seriously though, why be normal and cool like the masses when you can be quirky and your own person?!
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