London: When the world's smartest man speaks, you have got to listen! Renowned scientist Stephen Hawking has some excellent words of advice and hope for people suffering from depression.
Speaking at the Royal Institution in London for the BBC, the day before his 74th birthday, Professor Hawking told the crowd of 400 onlookers it is possible to escape from depression.
“The message of this lecture is that black holes ain’t as black as they are painted,” Professor Hawking said at the end of his speech.
“They are not the eternal prisons they were once thought.
“Things can get out of a black hole both on the outside and possibly to another universe. So if you feel you are in a black hole, don’t give up – there’s a way out.”
Professor Hawking was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 1963 at the age of 21. His daughter Lucy, 46, told the audience that her father's stubbornness and laughter have kept him alive.