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J. K. Rowling's Interview on Dateline - Typer Doodler - 06-09-2024

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J.k. Rowling's interview on Dateline

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P49XW1JOBmY&ab_channel=SharpAsRavenClaws

Did not watch it fully yet. Waiting for my leisure time.


RE: J. K. Rowling's Interview on Dateline - patricio - 06-09-2024

Awesome, thanks for sharing! Unfortunately it isn't the full 40 minutes of Jo talking (there are some bits from the actors of the films) but it's great!


RE: J. K. Rowling's Interview on Dateline - Typer Doodler - 06-09-2024

(06-09-2024, 08:58 PM)patricio Wrote: Awesome, thanks for sharing! Unfortunately it isn't the full 40 minutes of Jo talking (there are some bits from the actors of the films) but it's great!

I know, right? Legacy media sucks. I would prefer if Jo could talk more, long form, without distractions. I wish she could go to someone on a good podcast. Like, The poetry of reality with Richard Dawkins, Triggernometry, Lex Fridman podcast, Jordan B. Peterson podcast or at least Joe Rogan Experience would be nice. I watch them rarely from time to time, but with Jo I would watch it on a first day immediately.


RE: J. K. Rowling's Interview on Dateline - Typer Doodler - 06-10-2024

Jordan B. Peterson loves to talk about Harry Potter. I think conversation with him would be amazing, if Jo would be wiling to open up about psychology, mythology, philosophy, etc. of the Harry Potter stories.

Here is an example - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jnTFpCemVrA&ab_channel=JordanBPetersonClips

Jordan Peterson: The Meaning Behind Harry Potter's Golden Snitch -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYedNVMB2YQ&ab_channel=AubreyMarcusClips

I finished watching the interview on Dateline. Death and mortality is an interesting theme. Is Voldemort partially evil because he is so afraid of death? Or he happens to be evil and he also scared of death?
It reminds me of Memento mori https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Memento_mori
Some people advise meditating on your mortality. Anyone here does it? I want to try to do it more. So I would not become evil as Voldy Baldy.


RE: J. K. Rowling's Interview on Dateline - patricio - 06-10-2024

The Jordan Peterson second video (the one about the meaning behind the Golden Snitch) should include Rowling's own tweet about it, I think it explains the Snitch's meaning very well (and in a very concise way too):

https://x.com/jk_rowling/status/1049713040541843458

"There's glamour in chasing an elusive lucky break, but teamwork and persistence can still win the day."


RE: J. K. Rowling's Interview on Dateline - Typer Doodler - 06-10-2024

(06-10-2024, 02:47 PM)patricio Wrote: The Jordan Peterson second video (the one about the meaning behind the Golden Snitch) should include Rowling's own tweet about it, I think it explains the Snitch's meaning very well (and in a very concise way too):

https://x.com/jk_rowling/status/1049713040541843458

"There's glamour in chasing an elusive lucky break, but teamwork and persistence can still win the day."

Yes, perfect, thank you. "Everyone's vulnerable to blows of fate and obstructive people, and success means rising above them. Quidditch is the human condition." 

 When I was a kid I enjoyed stories immensely, I would watch and re-watch Harry Potter movies all the time over and over again. And because I had bad upbringing and education, I never thought about meaning and messages of Harry Potter and only consumed it as fairy tale as a hedonist. I wish there was supplemental material from the author herself/himself to almost all works of art where they would teach about meaning, metaphors and history, knowledge and wisdom it was based on. I don't know for sure, but stories supposed to be didactic as they were in Ancient Greece for example and teach something. A common question people have for stories is "What is the moral of the story?"  And some stupid, uneducated people with bad upbringing like me could not answer the question for themselves because they don't have enough knowledge. And learning through great works of art is the coolest way to learn, I think.