Harvard Dean Lists the 5 Essential Questions to Ask In Life … Which Will Bring You Happiness & Success

in Graduation Speech, Life | June 13th, 2016

And now for a different kind of graduation speech.

Most commencement speeches provide answers of sorts–pieces of wisdom you can carry with you, life strategies you can use down the road. Above James Ryan, Dean of Harvard’s School of Education, offers something else–not answers, but questions, the five essential questions to ask as you move through life. He elaborates on each above:

1.) Wait, what?

2.) I wonder, why/if?

3.) Couldn’t we at least?

4.) How can I help?

5.) What really matters?

Bonus question: And did you get what you wanted out of life, even so?

You can watch Ryan’s complete commencement speech here.

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  1. Hazel says . . .
    June 13, 2016 / 9:40 am

    and the bonus question comes from Raymond Carver’s beautiful peom: Late Fragment

    http://allpoetry.com/Late-Fragment

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