Wednesday, 11 June 2014

"Scandal and Grey's Anatomy" writer Shonda Rhimes gives an Enlightened Speech at Dartmouth University

All "Scandal" and Grey's Anatomy" fans know this woman to be a splendid writer but what they may not know is that she gives great speeches too. Shonda Rhimes delivered a very inspiring speeches at her alma mater Dartmouth University on Sunday and gave one of the most right on speeches i have ever heard. She encouraged the students by telling them "its not enough to dream, that you have do too" Dreams don't achieve success, doing do.
Here is an highlight of what she said:
"I think a lot of people dream. And while they are busy dreaming, the really happy people, the really successful people, the really interesting, engaged, powerful people, are busy doing,Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It's hard work that makes things happen. It's hard work that creates change,Ditch the dream and be a doer, not a dreamer. Maybe you know exactly what it is you dream of being, or maybe you're paralyzed because you have no idea what your passion is. The truth is, it doesn't matter. You don't have to know. You just have to keep moving forward. You just have to keep doing something, seizing the next opportunity, staying open to trying something new.
It doesn't have to fit your vision of the perfect job or the perfect life. Perfect is boring and dreams are not real. Just ... do. So you think, 'I wish I could travel.' Great. Sell your crappy car, buy a ticket to Bangkok, and go. Right now. I'm serious."
She also said:
"Volunteer some hours. Focus on something outside yourself. Devote a slice of your energies towards making the world suck less every week. Some people suggest doing this will increase your sense of well-being. Some say it's good karma. I say that it will allow you to remember that, whether you are a legacy or the first in your family to go to college, the air you are breathing right now is rare air. Appreciate it. Don't be an asshole."

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