In this Ted Talk Elyn tells us her story about how she is skitsofrenick and how she was treated differently and how people sometimes feared her. Hearing her story made me think about Lennie from Of Mice and Men, and how everyone treated him badly because they didn't understand that he had an illness that caused him to be like that. She talks about the problems that she had with her mental illness and when she went to the mental hospital she was physically restrained because she was a "danger" to herself and others. This reminded me of when George shot Lennie because he was trying to help him. She talked about how people with disabilities just want to love and work just like everyone else. Lennie never wanted to hurt anything, he didnt know his own strength and what would happen if he hurt these animals that he got. He never fully understood what he was doing to kill the mice and the dog, because he was disabled. The world is a hard place and there is no forgiveness even if you are incapable of changing who you are.