Light & Verity


Michael Marsland

Michael Marsland

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“The most successful—and happiest—people I’ve known understand that a good life at its core is about being personal....It’s about being there for a friend or a colleague when they’re injured or in an accident, remembering the birthdays, congratulating them on their marriage, celebrating the birth of their child. It’s about being available to them when they’re going through personal loss. It’s about loving someone more than yourself.”

—Vice President Joe Biden, in a Class Day address to graduating seniors in Yale College on May 17. Biden’s son Beau died of brain cancer on May 30.

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