people-3214687_1280Stephen Hawking was a brilliant physicist who continually tested and shaped our knowledge of the forces at work in our universe. While expounding on theories that many of us are just beginning to understand, he also had insights into our everyday existence. In honor of an extraordinary human being, here are a few of Stephen Hawking’s insights.

For those of us who think we have to know everything…

 “The greatest enemy of knowledge is not ignorance; it is the illusion of knowledge.”

 A little friendly advice when making friends…

“People won’t have time for you if you are always angry or complaining.”

And my favorite….

“However difficult life may seem, there is always something you can do and succeed at. It matters that you don’t just give up.”

Rebecca J Weaver is a Certified Autism Specialist at Independent with Autism, working to empower individuals with ASD. Need help creating positive strategies? Check out for more information.