"The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination"

  • auryn

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    Jun 10, 2008 9:27 PM GMT
    The following is a link to JK Rowling's speech at Harvard University's 2008 Commencement Ceremony.

    Since we have so many on this site that go out of their way to show that a jock can be compassionate, insightful, witty, and such (in otherwords, not the stereotypical jock that would have stuffed folks in a locker for sport) I thought this might be worth posting. For others that might fit the jock stereotype, this is definitely a must see. icon_wink.gif

    http://video.the-leaky-cauldron.org/video/1027

    (I'm not at home, so I can't post the embedded videos from youtube.)
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    Jun 10, 2008 10:13 PM GMT
    Auryn saidSince we have so many on this site that go out of their way to show that a jock can be compassionate, insightful, witty, and such (in otherwords, not the stereotypical jock that would have stuffed folks in a locker for sport.


    I tried stuffing people into their lockers for sport until I discovered that it's much easier when you dismember them first.
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    Jun 10, 2008 10:14 PM GMT
    jprichva said[quote][cite]Auryn said[/cite]Since we have so many on this site that go out of their way to show that a jock can be compassionate, insightful, witty, and such (in otherwords, not the stereotypical jock that would have stuffed folks in a locker for sport.


    I tried stuffing people into their lockers for sport until I discovered that it's much easier when you dismember them first.[/quote]

    that's what i love about you! you're not a quitter.
  • auryn

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    Jun 10, 2008 10:21 PM GMT
    jprichva said

    I tried stuffing people into their lockers for sport until I discovered that it's much easier when you dismember them first.



    LOL!
  • auryn

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    Jun 11, 2008 3:05 AM GMT
    Ok, here is the speech in two parts, courtesy of youtube:


    Part 1


    Part 2

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    Jun 11, 2008 3:11 AM GMT
    jprichva said
    I tried stuffing people into their lockers for sport until I discovered that it's much easier when you dismember them first.


    Lockers are so two decades ago! It's all about rolling luggage now.
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    Jun 11, 2008 3:47 AM GMT
    Thanks for posting that, Auryn. Wonderful talk.
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    Jun 11, 2008 11:34 AM GMT
    Thanks. Another hammer to my head. icon_redface.gif