Harvard’s president to seniors: Live your lives to the fullest

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 - 21:13 in Psychology & Sociology

Harvard President Larry Bacow called on graduating seniors during their Baccalaureate Service on Tuesday to live their own lives to the fullest by defying master plans and other people’s expectations, and instead following their own passions and ideals. “It’s important that you live your own life, not the life that others have planned for you,” Bacow told the Class of 2019 gathered in Memorial Church. Bacow related how he quit his legal studies when, while working one summer, he found himself counting billable hours and suddenly decided to explore other career paths. They eventually led him to the presidency of Harvard. Graduate Angelica Chima dances in excitement in her room in Eliot House while her visiting twin sister, Alexandria, tries to get some sleep. Rose Lincoln/Harvard Staff Photographer “In my experience, those who lead their life according to some masterplan are often disappointed when they ultimately reach their destination,” Bacow said. “They...

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