Tuesday, June 10, 2008

learn life

SOME PEOPLE LIVE AND LEARN;OTHERS JUST LIVE!!!

Happiness often sneaks in.....through a door you didn't know you left open.

few excerpts from the speech of JK Rowling at Harward

There is an expiry date on blaming your parents for steering you in the wrong direction; the moment you are old enough to take the wheel, responsibility lies with you.

Poverty entails fear, and stress, and sometimes depression; it means a thousand petty humiliations and hardships. Climbing out of poverty by your own efforts, that is indeed something on which to pride yourself, but poverty itself is romanticised only by fools.

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.

Personal happiness lies in knowing that life is not a check-list of acquisition or achievement. Your qualifications, your CV, are not your life.

Life is difficult, and complicated, and beyond anyone's total control, and the humility to know that will enable you to survive its vicissitudes.

written by the Greek author Plutarch: What we achieve inwardly will change outer reality

As is a tale, so is life: not how long it is, but how good it is, is what matters.

1 comment:

Destination Infinity said...

Do you know any good source of getting the old Greek quotes like the one which you have included in your post?

Destination Infinity