Wear it like an armor!

  1. I was surprised to look at a keypad different from the traditional QWERTY keypad. I have never looked at a keypad like that before.
  2. I was intrigued why anyone would have a keypad other than the traditional QWERTY and asked him “What keypad is this?”
  3. He was a feet away from me. Came in closer. Looked at the keypad, raised his eyebrows, spread his lips and with a tinkle in his eyes said in a cheerful, loud tone — “I am dyslexic! This keypad is for me” and maintained that smile.
  4. I was taken aback by that reaction. I din’t know if I had to apologize. I did not. He did not sound like a person who was expecting an apology. He did not sound like a person who has a disadvantage. He did not sound like a person who was seeking sympathy. I let the moment slip by and continued typing my email.
  5. His reaction made me happy. I could not stop thinking about that the entire day. He was normal with what seems to be abnormal. He accepted his defects. He did not let that hurt him. As Tyrion said — “Wear it like an armor”. My colleague did wear it like an armor. I hope I can have his positivity every moment of my life. I hope I can wear my weaklings up my sleeve and be confident about it. I hope I find many such moments in my life and keep telling stories.

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