…are less scary than real ones.

JK Rowling delivered this year’s Harvard Commencement Speech. And a brilliant speech it was too! Thanks to the joy that is YouTube, you don’t have to be at Harvard to have seen it.

“I do not blame my parents for their point of view. There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction…”

“Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something. Unless you live so cautiously you might as well not have lived at all. In which case, you’ve failed by default.”

Link to Part 1 on YouTube

Link to Part 2 on YouTube

“I think the wilfully unimaginative see more monsters. They are often more afraid.”

And the closing comment quotes Seneca:

“As is a tale, so is life. Not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters”

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