As a young kid, I was shy, quiet, and lazy. Being a head taller than everyone around me and weighing 15 kilograms too much didn’t really help me get the “needed attention.”
On a cold winter day, I decided to change this. I wanted to show my non-existing ice-skating capabilities to a bunch of friends and nice-looking girls.
But before I realized it, I slipped on an icy hill and hit my head pretty hard. I don’t remember the next couple of hours (well, days), but I was told that my parents found me half-naked freezing in front of a house. I told them that I wanted to build a snowman; hence, I waited for them to come home. I didn’t have any reasonable explanation for being half-naked.
A few days later, I woke up in a hospital. I was confused and had no idea what was I doing there.
Days later, when I was released from the hospital, my doctor told me that I suffered from a “mild concussion.” Apparently, I would feel better in a couple of weeks.
But I didn’t it.
Since that moment, I have suffered from a lack of focus, attention, and severe memory issues. I had no interest in anything, so I was pretty lonely for most of my childhood. Being emotionally abandoned also left grievous consequences.
I didn’t change much as a teenager. I continued being the “untalented silent geek.” As a matter of fact, I couldn’t introduce myself in English until my early 20s. My lack of brainpower, attention, and motivation resulted in inferior grades. Additionally, I was always sick, suffering from dermatitis, stomach pain, nerve issues, and several other conditions. This ultimately led to an almost failure at the school of economics.