Nice tribute, Karthik! As someone who fancies himself as a space enthusiast and admirer of Prof. Hawking, I say this: He inspired the world with the wonders of his beautiful mind and opened the minds of humanity to the wonders of the Universe.

I think one of his biggest impacts was showing people how to maximize their ability and talent, rather than cry or complain about their misfortune. And this is especially important to the disability community and to those shortsighted individuals who continue to judge people with disabilities based on myths, fears and stereotypes.

Strategic communications consultant advancing social justice and corporate social responsibility | former career spokesman at U.S. EEOC | DC-based, NY-bred

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