Oprah @ Harvard

“Learn from every mistake because every experience, encounter and particularly your mistakes are there to teach you and force you into being more who you are.”

“Was that okay?”

“They all want to know one thing: Was that okay? Did you hear me? Do you see me? Did what I say mean anything to you?”

“Even though this is the college where Facebook was born, my hope is that you will try to go out and have more face-to-face conversations with people that you disagree with. That you’ll have the courage to look them in the eye and hear their point of view. And help make sure that the speed and distance and anonymity of our world doesn’t cause us to loose our ability to stand in somebody else’s shoes and recognize all that we share as a people.”

“What the world needs are people who have come alive.”

from Oprah’s Harvard 2013 Commencement speech.

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~ by Omaira on June 22, 2013.

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