marți, 2 februarie 2010

JK Rowling: The fringe benefits of failure

 

I received today from Andra,  a link to a speech delivered by JK Rowling in 2008 at Harvard. You have here the video and here the speech written. Listening to her you'll just laugh and cry and think...just a small quote, not the most relevant, but the first one that came into my mind: 

Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathise with humans whose experiences we have never shared..

Plutarch: What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality. 

It's about failure, imagination, empathy, apathy, kindness, power and life. Enjoy!

2 comentarii:

alexandra spunea...

Ha! Just listened to that last night on TED - Best of web. Really liked it! :)

Andreea spunea...

Hey! Send me links with the best :) Thought you have listened it already.