Sir Winston Leonard Spencer-Churchill is known for being an officer in the British Army. He was an artist, a historian, a writer of books about his campaigns and a politician at the same time. He was the first person to be made an honorary citizen of the USA. He was the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom during the World War II from 1940 to 1945, and was leading the UK again from 1951 to 1955. He is also known for dyslexia, even though he was a brilliant orator.
Exaggeration, but creativity of mind
Sir Winston Churchill said once:“One can usually put one’s thoughts better in ones own words.” Indeed, his words are still encouraging many of us. There is “The Churchill Centre” organization which mission is to foster vision and courage among democratic and freedom loving people worldwide through the thoughts and words of Winston Churchill. Based on the Centre’s studies, Winston was not dyslexic. He wrote up to 50 different books, among which there were quite a few autobiography works. According to Sir Churchill, he had a lot to go through on his path due to the disease. However, he never had any learning difficulties, but vivid imagination and exaggeration, and, of course, a Nobel prize in literature for his numerous works and “for his mastery of historical and biographical description as well as for brilliant oratory in defending exalted human values.”! When he was young, Winston was a winner of many school prizes too. So what was the issue?
For our information: Winston Churchill’s works
Winston began his career as a writer when he was 24.
“The Story of the Malakand Field Force” was his first published book about military campaign in current area of Pakistan and Afghanistan. “The River War” was Churchill’s second book, providing us a history of the British involvement in the Sudan.
“The Second World War” is a six-volume most ambitious work by Churchill.
Novel “Savrola” is Churchill’s major work of fiction, telling us about revolution in a fictional European state. It is the only novel by Sir Churchill.
“Thoughts and Adventures” was a collection of newspaper articles which Winston had written on his flying adventures, his air crash and escape from death, economics and politics.
Society doesn’t define us
Sir Winston Churchill was not able to pronounce the letter “s”, but this has never stopped him, but became his magnificent oratory asset. He was speaking with a lisp, but never had a stutter. Society made Winston think he had dyslexia, and he spent lots of time making attempts to overcome the disease. However, Winston never had dyslexia, but even if he had, this would just be a motivating factor to him. Fortunately, young people can use his story as a worthwhile example of a successful fight of overcoming the disability society made you think you had.