JK Rowling: The fringe benefits of failure
@4 months ago
extraordinary speech, about the importance of imagination in overcoming failure, about friendship, and also the lessons you learn from empathizing with others and appreciating the privileges we have, living in a democratic country in which people have the freedom of speech.. we must learn from others less fortunate (torture victims) that our fears are driven by our incapability of assessing how lucky we truly are. these are my own words, what i personally chose to understand from this video. I hope it will be as meaningful and eye opening to you, as it was to me. One last observation, the organization Amnesty International plays quite an important role in her speech and what i now wish, after listening to this video, is for more people to actively engage in protesting/ fighting for human rights, because it you cannot appreciate what you have been born unless you imagine what it is like to live without it. i chose to appreciate my current status- not living in poverty, constant fear of being killed/tortured/raped, not living in a country where there is war s.o.. and also to urge you all who are benefiting of the same conditions as i am to join Amnesty International and inform yourself about recent conditions in other countries and get involved. stop thinking about why or how or when..just like an article or repost it or comment on it..stop protecting yourself from information, stop isolationg yourself from the world- closing your eyes to it will not make it go away and also, i think that empathizing will help you deal with your own problems. thank you for reading this and i hope you stay safe and healthy!
@6 months ago with 2 notes
#doctor who #weeping angel #tv show #uk #statue
Doctor Who challenge- taking my own shot of a weeping angel = check! :)