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Steven Maheshwary: “Confidence, in a Handful of Dust”

5.24.12

Steven Maheshwary

Steven Maheshwary

Photograph by Jim Harrison

In his Harvard Oration, one of four student speeches on Class Day, Steven Maheshwary ’12 stressed the importance of enthusiasm and urged his fellow classmates on Class Day 2012 to prepare for a life beyond the fixed paths they have followed up until now: “The vast world we meet next imposes ambiguity—there are no set Core or GenEd classes to take, no consistent HUDS menu to rely on, and the commute may even be farther than the plane ride between the River and the Quad. And this can offer a lot of pain and confusion, but the best gain made from pain is the reign of enthusiasm.”

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