I haven't read a single Harry Potter book or watched any of the movies.
(I know. Call me weird haha).
Such profound words.
This woman. W-O-W. So wise. So humble. Just brilliant. I may not have read or watched her fiction, but I watched this twice, and read the transcript a few times over. Ever feel like a failure? Ever hit rock bottom? I love her honesty so much.
Failure, hardship, heartbreak, loss and poverty are very real. I know I've been there. Listen to her so honestly speak of the fringe benefits of failure, and get ready to be inspired.
I just find the whole thing so inspiring. And when she speaks of her experience working for Amnesty International ...
"Unlike any other creature on this planet, humans can learn and understand, without having experienced. They can think themselves into other people’s places".
"If you choose to use your status and influence to raise your voice on behalf of those who have no voice; if you choose to identify not only with the powerful, but with the powerless; if you retain the ability to imagine yourself into the lives of those who do not have your advantages, then it will not only be your proud families who celebrate your existence, but thousands and millions of people whose reality you have helped change. We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better."
Great food for thought as you roll into your weekend.
Thought I'd share. Namaste!