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Dean James Ryan's 5 Essential Questions In Life →

Commencement season has just passed and this gem stood out. The dean of Harvard School of Education describes the following 5 essential questions in life:

  1. “Wait, what?”
  2. “I wonder why…” / “I wonder if…”
  3. “Couldn’t we at least… ?”
  4. “How can I help?”
  5. “What truly matters?” / “What truly matters to me?”
  6. And a bonus question: “Did you get what you wanted out of life even so?”

Dean Ryan has written a book on this subject called “Wait, what?”