Wild and going

Having blogged for only a few days Guy Kawasaki (where have you been?) obviously knows a thing or two about business. And with this commencement speech post he demonstates an understanding of much, much more. In typical style he lists 10 lessons for his audience.

His distinction between happiness and joy resonates:

Take my word for it, happiness is temporary and fleeting. Joy, by contrast, is unpredictable. It comes from pursuing interests and passions that do not obviously result in happiness.

It reminded me of Garrison Keillor, who spoke at my commencement in 1984 from St. Johns University, which resides in Minnesota physically and in spirit at the epicenter of Lake Wobegon. He dryly observed that at the time we entered college our parents were happy that we had moved out of the house. Now, he added, they were happy we were moving on.

I don't mean to go all Chicken Soup for the Soul on you, but it seems to me that this kind of joy must be audible to many musicians and pastors and the scientists on New Horizons, who put themselves at the service of something else.

Because, out there, they hear something wild. And they go.    


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