According to Donna Flagg, having dyslexia was the best thing that happened to her.  This is something you hear from so many people that have dyslexia, that much of their success came from their having dyslexia.  Once a person with dyslexia can overcome the hurdles and learn to adapt - their dyslexia will carry them further than most others.  Those with dyslexia ussually have incredible insights into people, complex problems and can visualy connect things that others can not.
According to Donna Flagg  from the Huffington Post, "it does nothing to prepare kids for the real world of work where emotional and psychological skills come into play as much as, if not more than, the tactical and technical. For me, it so happens that what made the situation unbearable from K through 12, is also what forced two things to happen which could not have been foreseen at the time. One, I developed the kind of survival skills that can't be taught from a textbook. And two, my brain was unable to adapt to the status quo. As a result, it's as if all the best parts were preserved, which turn out to be the most valuable assets I've brought to bear on my professional life. Not to mention that in the process, I learned to fight the system, communicate very well verbally as I dodged bullet after bullet, and most importantly, discovered that there was no point in listening to people who thought they knew about me and believed they had the authority to define who I was under the guise of their authority and/or title. They didn't.

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