Talk about Stephen Hawking,
the first impression that poured into editor's mind is his wheelchair;
second, Sheldon and he make jokes each other in the American drama Big Bang ;
and finally, there are a lot of titles:
famous physicist, fellow of the Royal Society, the father of black hole theory,the author of A Brief History Of Time...
People worship his talent,
at the same time, also felt sorry for his death.
People who know Hawking know that
once upon a time, the "scientific giant" was strong and strong！
Genius was born in the Second World War.
His parents were professors at Oxford University.
Hawking’s scores in childhood were not excellent,
while he liked playing complicated toys.
It was said that he used waste products to make a simple computer.
（Well, genius’childhood was really different from others！）
At the age of 17, Hawking successfully entered into Oxford University to study natural science.There was a rowing club in the oldest school of Oxford University .Before sitting in the wheelchair,Hawking was a member of the rowing team.
In the college, Hawking was excellent in the class, and he was outstanding in his studies.In his first year at Oxford,Hawking felt alone and depressed.In addition to his own character, he also found that the college courses were too easy for him.Joining the rowing team,let him go out from “black hole”the depression.
Hawking, who was only 1.69 meters tall, was not a suitable candidate for rowing.But the team needed a helmsman who doesn't have to paddle,so Hawking became the best one.Don't underestimate the role of helmsman,it dominates the performance and direction of rowing team.
It is the soul and brain of the team and need to gather them to encourage rowing players and adjust playing method.Because of the high status of rowing in Oxford University,Hawking, bespectacled and naturally humorous, became a public figure in the school.
At that time,
Hawking enjoyed a good time with other players.
He was regareded as an "adventurous" helmsman described by his teammates.
Even in the later,
Hawking’s healthy condition became bad,
and he lost gradually the exercise ability,
but he has been sustaining and carrying forward the spirit of rowers' perseverance so far.
Rowing is not personal competition,
and it is a competition of the team’s glory.
It is necessary for getting good grades to unite helmsman, rowers, and the coach,
which often reflects the team’s spirit of being active and never giving up.
Hawking's attitude towards rowing can verify his celebrated dictum, "if there is not fun in one’s life, it will be a tragedy."