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Have faith in yourself

“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.”

-Helen Keller

We often encounter situations in our life where things might not go the same as we wish to. We may feel depressed, anxious, or frustrated. These emotions deter us from making one more try, a try with much more effort.

Some people are not blessed as much as we are, but still, they can win over their challenges. How do they do this? They don’t have a magic wand or so. They have the power of faith and believe in themselves, and this belief helps them make one more try, a one more impactful one, and reach the desired milestone.

Let’s see an example

Christopher Suplice, a student of Computer Science at Northeastern University, sets an example of unshakable faith and thrives on using this for the betterment of others. He has Leber’s hereditary optic neuropathy (LHON). It is an inherited form of vision loss that predominantly affects young adult males. Suplice has lost much of his central vision. However, he still has his peripheral vision, which he uses to navigate the world.

He never slowed down and used technology to aid his studies. He developed a keen interest in Computer Science. Fascinated by the power of computers, he has advanced many ideas to use computer science to help visually impaired people like himself. He aspires to write a program for a self-driving car, sleeker glasses with cameras embedded that allow the user to zoom in, voice recognition for Haitian Creole, and many more.

Technology has become a key enabler nowadays. Computer science can create adaptive technology for people with visual impairments. Determined minds like Suplice can make this possible.

Courage, perseverance, and faith in yourself can help you counter every problem. You just need to have patience and believe in yourself.


Kriti Vishwakarma