The Wayfarer’s Watch-list #2: J.K. Rowling’s Harvard Commencement Speech

Source: ‘J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement‘ from Harvard Magazine YouTube

Why? Because everyone fails, and everyone needs perspective. And because this golden quote came from this speech:

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all– in which case, you fail by default.”

Simple, but wise words.

Now, naturally, one question to follow this is: what does this have to do with travelling? (The other question being, “woah, when did she get so deep?”)

And without getting preachy, I think that all depends on why you travel… (see what I did there by not answering the question?)

Anyway, and here’s a funnier commencement speech from Mindy Kaling. Because, you know– laughter is the best medicine:

Source: ‘Mindy Kaling’s Speech at Harvard Law School Class Day 2014‘ from HarvardLawSchool YouTube


Author: Akanksha Singh

Twenty-something travel addict || Likes: coffee, sarcasm, the Oxford comma, blue skies, and cobblestone roads. || Dislikes: rudeness, carrots, and pigeons (read: winged-rats with satanic eyes).

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