What Makes You Tic?

We had a guest speaker come to my school today to speak to the student body about being compassionate to others and to discuss tolerance of others differences.  Marc Elliot is 26 years old and has tourettes syndrome as well as a intestine disease that has required him to have only 4 feet of small intestine and no large intestine.  He’s been dealing with adversity for most of his life and has recently learned how to control the “tics” of his tourettes.  He was able to provide a unique perspective on what it’s like to be that “annoying stranger” that people have to deal with and encourage our students to take an approach of tolerance when dealing with other people, especially those that you know nothing about and make unfair assumptions about them from their external actions or appearances.  In case this sounds interesting, here’s some more information:

http://www.marcelliot.com

-Taylor

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