At Angola, I found people that were going to die in that place yet were full of joy and knew the meaning of their lives. I discovered that they had a peace that I did not find among many in the free world. These men were in prison physically but free in spirit.
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“I am twenty-two years old, a multi-millionaire, have jets, million dollar mansions, cars and I am surrounded by gorgeous women, why do I want someone to kill me?”
How did it happen, and why such a desire to die at the age of twenty-one years old? Especially having everything most human beings dreamed of having and believing those things would make them happy. I never forgot my second day in Miami, when my cousin Domingo came to visit us in a gorgeous candy-apple red GTO with a white leather interior.
November 1, 2019 Reflection on J.K. Rowling's Commencement Address to Harvard June 5, 2008. Jorge L. Valdés, Ph.D. J.K. Rowling delivered the Commencement Address: The Fringe Benefits of Failure, and the Importance of Imagination at Harvard University on June 5, 2008. The full title of this talk is "The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination." I urge everyone to read it. Near the end of her address she says: "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…