For Mika, dyslexia is like being a fish in a tree

by Annalisa Lista - 2015.11.25
For Mika, dyslexia is like being a fish in a tree
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'I was kicked out of school at the age of seven because of my dyslexia. So I completely forgot how to read and write. For a long time I thought I was stupid but then I realised that I was just like a fish in a tree. Because the concept of normality doesn't exist, it's an illusion. There is individuality, which is something special we must protect and defend in others and in ourselves.' These are the words of British singer Mika, in an interview at a conference on dyslexia, called 'Come pesci sugli alberi' (Like fish in trees), held recently in Alba, Italy. He also spoke about his difficulties and the valuable guidance from his mother, who helped him to understand his intelligence, giving him another chance to read and write: words of hope and courage addressed to all those children who have to deal with specific learning disorders every day.

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