His Speech About Adversity Is Brilliant, But It's The One His 4-Year-Old Gave That Floored Me

There are so many wonderful things about this, but by far the most incredible one is that Andrew Solomon will make you jealous of his life, even as he describes all the horrible, frustrating, soul-crushing parts — of which there are many — in all their gory detail. Really, there's a ton I could write about this, but the more I try and write about it, the more inadequately I describe it, so I'll just shut up let him do the talking.OK OK, I'll shut up SOON. But first, I'm going to tell you all the parts I love. There's 2:55, when he recounts his interview with a survivor of rape who has surprising feelings about her rapist; his infuriating, hilarious story about undergoing sexual surrogacy therapy at 7:53; and 18:00, when he talks about what really makes his family so special, as well as the uber-sweet, tear-jerking speech his 4-year-old delivered at his 50th birthday party. But to be honest, you're really better off just watching the whole thing.Trigger Warning: discussions of rape and sexual violence.

His Speech About Adversity Is Brilliant, But It's The One His 4-Year-Old Gave That Floored Me

Usually the greatest fear after a wild night of partying isn't what you said that you might regret, but how you'll look in your friends' tagged photos. Although you left the house looking like a 10, those awkward group selfies make you feel more like a 5, prompting you to wonder, "Why do I look different in pictures?"

It's a weird phenomenon that, thanks to selfies, is making people question their own mirrors. Are pictures the "real" you or is it your reflection? Have mirrors been lying to us this whole time??

The answer to that is a bit tricky. The good news is that there's a big chance that Quasimodo-looking creature that stares back at you in your selfies isn't an accurate depiction of the real you. But your mirror isn't completely truthful either.

Below, a scientific breakdown that might explain those embarrassing tagged photos of you:

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