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How would you provide someone Comfort in English?

by Anjali Gupta

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J. K. Rowling spins a different kind of magic

by Anjali Gupta

“Failure meant a stripping away of the inessential. I stopped pretending to myself that I was anything other than what I was and began directing all my energy into the only work that mattered to me. Had I already succeeded in anything else, I would have never found the determination to succeed in the one arena where I believed I truly belonged. I was set free because my greatest fear had been realized and I was still alive, I had a daughter who I adored, I had an old typewriter, and a big idea, and so, rock bottom became the foundation on which I rebuilt my life.”

J. K. Rowling choses to talk about the benefits of failure and the power of imagination in her commencement speech at Harvard. Read the rest of this entry »