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    I've just finished an English composition class in college and I'd consider it a breakthrough concerning my attitude toward my stutter. On the first day I was so accepting toward the fact that I stutter that I barely stuttered at all and no one knew. I answered the few things the teacher asked everyone and even said some things voluntarily. Before our first big reading in front of the class I told everyone that I stutter so don't be surprised if I pause or something... I stuttered, but I didn't care at all. I acted like it was normal, and that's how it felt. I stuttered through every other reading I had to do, sometimes I'd have a long string of fluency when voluntarily adding to class conversation because I didn't even care about my stutter enough to think about it every time I spoke. At the last day we had to read out loud what we wrote about one thing we had learned in the class. I wrote one longer than the teacher had asked, stuttered through the whole thing, sometimes bad blocks and secondary behaviors, I felt like nothing abnormal just happened, I was comfortable with it. The teacher then said to the class that she asked me before if I'd rather skip reading out loud and I said no because I'm not hiding from it anymore and letting it hold me back and everyone clapped and I was like :/ and didn't really like it. I was just doing what I do, as I normally do it, I'd rather it have not been some special event lol.

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    Hey man,

    They were clapping because (at least in their eyes (& mine)), it takes courage to do what you did... It's the way to be mate; don't think about it...

    I want to be more in that mindset, more often

    Maybe you didn't need or want the praise, but I'm also giving it to you!! Good on you, thanks for sharing

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    Cool story Chris. I like your comment about not wanting it to be a special event. I like that mentality. Cool stuff
    "Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it is stupid" - Einstein
    "All things are possible for the one who believes" - Jesus
    "Those who believe in telekinetics, raise my hand" - Vonnegut

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    That's the way to go!

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    I understand why you felt :/ but I can also understand why the class clapped. They know the amount of courage is must have taken to get up there.

    You're on the right path. Well done!

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