The Philosopher's Corner

This month's philosopher: Amanda Wyatt, WG'17 
To learn more about Amanda, click here.

Column Editor: Z. Colette Edwards, WG’84, MD’85
To learn more about Colette, click here.


Amanda_Wyatt_photo.jpgLife Lessons:

  • If I knew then what I know now. I would have ...taken advantage of more networking occasions. It can sound like a dirty word, but networking (once I embraced it) has been a great source of fun, friends, and new opportunities.
  • If I knew then what I know now, I would not have ...sweat the small stuff. Life is too short and too messy to spend any time worrying about something you will forget in a few days.

Favorite Quotes:

  1. Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right. ~ Henry Ford
  2. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. ~ Dr. Seuss
  3. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ~ Mae West
  4. Smooth seas do not make skillful sailors. ~ African Proverb
  5. Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy. ~ Benjamin Franklin

Recommended Reading:

  • Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End by Atul Gawande
  • All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
  • A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again: Essays and Arguments by David Foster Wallace
  • The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt