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did you know? – Thomas Jefferson was afraid of public speaking. He…

Thomas Jefferson was afraid of public speaking. He had terrible stage fright, added accent marks to his copy of the Declaration of Independence in case he ever had to read it aloud, and often faked illness to avoid giving speeches. 

He was so opposed to public attention that about 20 pages into his own autobiography, he complains that he’s already tired of talking about himself.

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