A world-renowned scientist, Stephen Hawking is known for his complex ideas. He gave a poignant message to people suffering from depression, making a poetic comparison between this disease and a black hole: “No matter how dark they seem, it is not impossible to escape”
Hawking said, “The message of this conference is that black holes are not as black as you think. It is not the eternal prisons that we once thought were.
Things can come out of a black hole both outward and eventually to another universe. So, if you have the impression of being in a black hole, like during a depression, do not give up – there is a way out “.
Hawking, who turned 74 the day after the conference, has been living with motor neuron disease for almost 53 years – despite being told he was only two years old when the disease was diagnosed in 1963.