Diverse Customer : Reading List : Very Good Lives : The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination

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There is not an iota of doubt that JK Rowling infuses magic in words. This intelligently, life advice-induced illustrated book was released inspired from the celebrated author's commencement address to the graduating class at Harvard University in 2008.

Other than citing her initial struggles, her ability to survive failure by embracing it, owning it and learning from it, she chose to speak about another topic very close to her heart: The importance of imagination. I believe the key take away from that 👉 is this brilliant piece of wisdom:

“If you choose to use your status and influence to raise your voice on behalf of those who have no voice; if you choose to identify not only with the powerful but with the powerless; if you retain the ability to imagine yourself into the lives of those who do not have your advantages, then it will not only be your proud families who celebrate your existence but thousands and millions of people whose reality you have helped change. We do not need magic to transform our world; we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.”