Dyan Alcott helps us with understanding social barriers

Thank you Dylan for sharing your experience. Often “The Gap” is not caused by hate or exclusion but simply by misunderstandings and insecurities. Your life and example have helped us understand more and reach beyond our comfort zones to include others.

In this Ted Talk, Dylan Alcott shares about an experience where he was excluded from a social event. Initially hurt and confused Dylan took the brave move of addressing the issue and discovered some social dynamics that helped him and his friends overcome some misunderstandings and insecurities in order to take friendships to the next level.

There are some powerful insights for us all in this lesson.


Dylan Martin Alcott, OAM is an Australian wheelchair basketballer, wheelchair tennis player, radio host and motivational speaker. Alcott was a member of the Australia men’s national wheelchair basketball team, known colloquially as the Australian “Rollers”.

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