Thread subject: The Dyscalculia Forum :: Famous dys
Posted by dawn on April 18 2008 08:51 PM
I find the fact that Einstein is dyslexic as interesting as the fact that Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie have adopted another child...a sort of "Ooh" and no more. It doesn't help or hinder me one bit . It does nothing to pacify me that there is a good future for my child.
What does interest me is finding out that "Fred Smith" is a dys and has a successful business in Manchester and is married with 2 kids and socialises in the same group as me and is doing very nicely thank you very much! That gets a big " Ooooh really? how did you manage with maths and do you find problems in business and how did you overcome them?"
Gifted actors and people with lucky breaks are all very well but that doesn't cover my world in realityland.
I get Toenail's point that everyday folk can have dys dat and dee other too but I think most people are unaware that they know someone with dys dat and dee other and the only association they make is with a famous person so they voice their only knowledge of the subject. I don't know if there are any expectations of genius from each dys person though.
If you are the sort who needs a famous role model then fine. It doesn't help me though.
Edited by dawn on April 18 2008 08:52 PM