I'm Deaf & that gives me a major advantage in life. Here's why. | Greg Bland | TEDxMileHigh

Feeling like you don't fit in? Wish you weren't different from other people? Good. It’s what makes you a bad*ss! Comedian Greg Bland is Deaf, but instead of lamenting his “hearing loss,” he celebrates his “Deaf gain!” In this inspiring talk, Greg shares two surprising advantages of being Deaf (don’t be jealous) and challenges YOU to embrace your differences too. Greg believes in you. Life can be challenging, but he thinks you're a badass and he's darn proud of you. Next time that nagging voice in your head has plenty to say, remember he's got the same voice and he's Deaf! Just stick it through. It worked for him: as a serial entrepreneur with a Masters in Public Administration and an American Sign Langauge comedian, Greg loves to explore how humor can be a great equalizer and bridge-builder between Deaf and hearing cultures. His dog Kallie, who loves to bark, agrees. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx
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