Friday, May 25, 2018

Quote of the Day (Jenny Lee, With Mock Advice for Today’s Grads)

“Class of 2018.  Don’t be afraid to fail. Be terrified. Some of you haven't got what it takes. Today, you are in cap and gown—tomorrow you will go cap-in-hand. Failure is only charming in retrospect; temping as a cardboard-box folder on the UPS production line is only romantic once it is your TED-talk anecdote. Visualise yourself in five years, dressed as Santa's elf, serving champagne to your college valedictorian at its law firm's Christmas. Take it from someone who once worked at a shopping mall in Brockley dressed as an air hostess.”— Jenny Lee, “Let Me Do the Honours,” The Financial Times, May 19-20, 2018

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