Monday, June 16, 2008

J K Rowling on Living Good Lives

In her Commencement Address at the 2008 Harvard Commencement Exercises, novelist J K Rowling spoke of what was important in life:

And tomorrow, I hope that even if you remember not a single word of mine, you remember those of Seneca, another of those old Romans I met when I fled down the Classics corridor, in retreat from career ladders, in search of ancient wisdom:

‘As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.’

I wish you all very good lives.

The full transcript and the video recording of Rowling’s address entitled ‘The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination’, may be found at this link.

Dr. Geoff Pound

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