Most excellent, magnanimous quote ever. #dylanread more
The inimitable George Saunders delivering words of wisdom and provocation at Syracuse’s 2013 commencement:
“What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness.
Those moments when another human being was there, in front of me, suffering, and I responded…sensibly. Reservedly. Mildly.
Or, to look at it from the other end of the telescope: Who, in your life, do you remember most fondly, with the most undeniable feelings of warmth?
Those who were kindest to you, I bet.
It’s a little facile, maybe, and certainly hard to implement, but I’d say, as a goal in life, you could do worse than: Try to be kinder.”
Man. For some reason that gives me goose bumps.
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I’ll just share this tidbit and say thanks Main Line Today for the exposure of what we’ve been doing at Walnut St. Labs!read more
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