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No arms, no legs, no worries (Nick Vujicic) (Australia)
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We have everything we need, and still we complain and think there is so much else we need. We think that we are not good enough, that we don't have enough, that we are not strong enough, that we have not the right circumstances, that life is too easy for other people because they have that which we lack. We think everything would be much better if we had what we need... then we would be happy. But this is the message: you are perfect the way you are, you have all you need, so stop complaining and do something with it. The only things you still need are the things you can get by yourself, and what you can't get, it's because you simply don't need, so be happy, start right now.

Watch Nick Vujicic on Opra Show.

And here you can watch him after marrying, expecting a baby: Nick Vujicic becoming dad soon!.

I wasn't ready!

I have no arms and no legs but I'm very thankful that I have my little ticking drumstick here. People freak out when they see me for the first time. It's so cool. I was at a water slide, all by myself. Everyone out beside the bottom of the slide just looking on or waiting for other people to come down and here I come and they're freaking out. They're  like ---. Yeah, like this. And I also attempted to look at myself and got "what happened!". Yeah man.

And there were times when I sort of looked and my life and think of it like "I can't do this and I can't do that", and you keep on concentrating on the things that you wish you had or the things that you wish you didn't have. And you sort of forget what you do have. And there's no point, I believe, in my life where "I wish I had arms and legs, I wish I had arms and legs, I wish I had arms and legs", 'cause wishing won't help". But what I've seen in life were just a couple of key principles and the first thing that I've seen is to be thankful. It's hard to be thankful, man. I'll tell you, when I was 8 years old I sort of summed up my life and thought, I'm never gonna get married, I'm, you know, I'm not gonna have a job, I'm not gonna have a life of purpose. What kind of a husband am I gonna be if can't even hold my wife's hand?

It is a lie to think that you are not good enough. It's a lie to think that you're not worth anything.

Oh, boy!

Ooooh! It's freezing, I can't feel my hands. Ha, ha, ha.

I love life. You know so many people come and say: how come you smile so much? And I'm like, well, it's-it’s a long story, but it’s very simple at the same time.

You see it’s very hard to smile sometimes in life. There are things that happen that you don’t know when you don’t understand, and you don’t know if you're gonna get through it. You know, you go through your storms in life and you don’t know how long the storm's gonna be. And today I wanna share with you some principles that I’ve learned to my life that you can use in yours.

Being patient is beautiful. I’ll tell you it’s the hardest thing. But I realized I may not have hands to hold my wife’s hand, but when the time comes, I’ll be able to hold her heart. I don't need hands to hold her heart.

You know, it is scary to know how many girls have eating disorders. It is scary to know how many people are just angry at life because of their situation at home, and angry at others. It’s scary to know how many people actually feel like they're worth nothing. Every single girl right here right now, I want you to know that you are beautiful, you are gorgeous just the way you are. And you boys, yoo da men!

On this DVD I share my experiences in life on how I've overcome challenges and see in a new fresh perspective in life. To be thankful, to dream big, and to never give up. I speak to children, youth and adults about key issues and principles that I've applied in my life that have given me the strength to conquer all that comes before me.

FREAK OUT= (informal) To be or cause to be in a heightened emotional state, such as that of fear, anger, or excitement

SLIDE= See picture of a slide. Here he refers to a water slide.

ALL BY MYSELF= All alone.

SORT OF= (conversational) more or less. This phrase is often used a lot in conversation, even when it doesn't mean anything. In this case, it doesn't mean anything. You can see many more examples of this phrase used in this speech.

KEEP ON= (+ -ing) continue.

THERE'S NO POINT= It's useless. It's absurd.

,I BELIEVE,= We insert this phrase into a sentence when we want to express the idea that we are expressing our opinion.

'CAUSE= (informal) because.

KEY PRINCIPLES= Most important ideas.

SUMMED UP= To present the substance of (material) in a condensed form; summarize.

GONNA= (informal) going to.

,YOU KNOW,= (conversational) We very often use this phrase when speaking, but it doesn't really mean anything, it just gives us an extra second to think of what we're going to say next.

A LIFE OF PURPOSE= A life with a meaning, a useful life, a direction in life. PURPOSE = objective, goal, aim.

HOLD= If you hold something, you take it in your hand.

ENOUGH= /ɪnʌf/ Sufficient to meet a need or satisfy a desire; adequate. We use this word before adjectives and after nouns:
- You are not strong enough to move it.
- There are enough people here to do it.


WORTH= (+ ing) Deserving of; meriting.
- It's not worth trying to move it, it's too heavy.
- It's a great film. I think it's really worth watching.


OH, BOY!= (esp. AmE) A common expression to show surprise, excitement or sadness/annoyance for something bad.

HOW COME= (informal) Why.
- How come you look so happy? = why do you look so happy?

I'M LIKE...= (informal) I say... (before a piece of direct speech):
- She looked at me and I was like "I'm sorry".

GET THROUGH IT= If you get through a bad situation, you survive to that situation, either because you could solve the problem or because the problem stopped.

GO THROUGH= If you go through a bad situation, you experience it.

STORMS= (metaphorical) big problems.

REALIZED= If you realize something you become aware of it and you understand it.

SCARY= If something is scary, you feel afraid of it.

EATING DISORDERS= Problems with food, mostly anorexia and bulimia.

THEY'RE WORTH NOTHING= They have no value.

RIGHT HERE, RIGHT NOW= We can use the word RIGHT to emphasize adverbs of time and space, especially the words "here" and "now".

GORGEOUS= Fantastic, great.

YOO DA MEN= (AmE, black English, slang) You are the men! = You guys are great!

OVERCOME= If you overcome a bad situation, you solve it and everything is fine again.

CHALLENGES= Difficult or complicated situations.

FRESH= New; recent.

TO DREAM BIG= To have important projects for the future.

GIVE UP= Surrender.

YOUTH= Young people as a group (singular).

ADULTS= Grow-ups. The usual pronunciation is /ædʌlts/, but you can also say /ədʌlts/, with the stress on the second syllable, which is what he uses here and probably the pronunciation that is gaining more popularity.

KEY ISSUES= Very important problems.

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