Ed Sheeran encourages kids to embrace "quirks and weirdness" *swoon*

Crédit photo: Ethan Miller Ed Sheeran encourages kids to embrace
Ed Sheeran was surprised with an award at the 9th Annual American Institute for Stuttering Benefit Gala, then asked to give an impromptu acceptance speech, which he totally rocked.

“I didn’t actually know I was getting an award tonight, because I didn’t expect one,” he explained humbly. “I got an email from Emily [Blunt] a couple of months ago telling me about the thing, I said, “of course I’ll turn up.” So turning up today and saying your getting an award is pretty wild, but yeah.” 

What came next was so motivational and inspirational, you have to check it out in full below. Listen to it, learn from it, and share it with everyone you know to remind them that they’re awesome, no matter what difficulties they may be facing. Here’s the most powerful passage *swoon* HE'S SO WISE! 

“The one thing I actually wanted to convey in my speech today for not so much the adults here because I feel like the adults are fine—you’re solid, everybody’s got a lot of money and everyone’s chillin’. But more the kids that are going through the therapy, and I want to stress the point that it’s not—stuttering is not a thing you have to be worried about at all, and even if you have quirks and weirdness, you shouldn’t be worried about that. I think the people I went to school with that were the most normal and were the coolest when we grew up—I was telling Emily earlier that one of the cool kids from school now does my plumbing. So that’s a fact. 

Be yourself cause there’s no one in the world that can be a better you than you, and if you try to be the cool kid from class, you’ll end up being very boring, and doing plumbing for someone that you don’t really want to do plumbing for. And just be yourself, embrace your quirks—being weird is a wonderful thing.”


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