In search of the man who broke my neck

Joshua Prager

"What makes most of us who we are most of all is not our minds and not our bodies and not what happens to us, but how we respond to what happens to us." - Josh Prager

In this jaw-droppingly emotional talk, Joshua Prager uses his beautiful storytelling to weave through the events that led to his broken neck and the challenging trek he encountered while searching around the globe for the man who did it.

Calling on the words of Viktor Frankl, “the last of human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances,” Joshua Prager disputes the notion that we must rationalize bad things as good for whatever reason, and to simply accept them as they are then rise above them. But also, to appreciate them so we can appreciate the really good things – for it is the sour that brings out the sweet.

This is a passionate story of compassion, forgiveness, self-awareness, and even self-deception.