The Vital Importance of Imagination

JK Rowling, author of Harry Potter, gave a graduation speech to Harvard graduates a few years ago. She talked about two important themes, failure and imagination.

 I love the whole speech, but the following quote stood out:

Imagination is not only the uniquely human capacity to envision that which is not, and therefore the fount of all invention and innovation. In its arguably most transformative and revelatory capacity, it is the power that enables us to empathise with humans whose experiences we have never shared.

Imagination is the foundation of creativity; to see and have success, dreaming must be allowed and encouraged!

NB: Thanks to Dr S Boardman for sharing JK Rowling’s original speech.

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