Who Do You Really Want to Be? Dr Mayim Bialik’s commencement speech

Being editor is great. You get to impose things you love on the readers! Just joking. But, in all honesty, whether you are a Big Bang Theory fan or not, this is a lovely, useful, and inspiring commencement speech. Dr Mayim Bialik (PhD in neuroscience, but perhaps more famous as Blossom from the 1990s sitcom of the same name, and Amy Farah Fowler from The Big Bang Theory) talks about ego, character, autonomy, self-actualisation, about not being the greatest of the great. She is not afraid of that thorny question: who do you really want to be? I think this is a good speech to read in the beginning of an academic year, too.


Categories: Higher Education, Mediated Matters, The Idle Ethnographer

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