“What I regret most in my life are failures of kindness”

The video is an animated adaption of an excerpt from George Saunders’ convocation speech last year. His full speech is available here. I really like how he describes failures in kindness as being “those moments when another human being was there, in front of me, suffering, and I responded . . . sensibly. Reservedly. Mildly.” We always regret most the things that we didn’t do.

And if you get the chance to read his speech, his comments about the “very real danger that ‘succeeding’ will take up your whole life, while the big questions go untended” are very thoughtful too.

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