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When We Talk Of Heroes, JK Rowling Is One Of My Biggest …
October 5, 2018, 6:15 am
Filed under: A Bit Of Inspiration, Attitude & Aptitude, Empathy, Legend

It’s been a great first week for me at R/GA, so I’m going to do something crazy and end the week on a positive.

JK Rowling is a hero of mine.

Not just because she got more kids to read books than all government education departments put together.

Not just because she created a story that addresses issues kids may face and help them believe they can beat it.

[EG: Voldemort is based on the feelings you get when suffering ‘depression’]

Not just because she persevered when everyone around her was turning their back on her.

Not just because she’s smart, funny and stands up for what she believes in.

But because of this …

If it’s not amazing enough that she made over a billion pounds from her work, I find it even more amazing that she is no longer a billionaire because of her charitable donations.

But the thing that makes me smile is that Forbes describes her loss of billionaire status as ‘falling off’, when I am pretty sure if you asked JK Rowling, she would say ‘intentionally demoted herself’.

At a time where many people are given ‘hero’ status, JK Rowling is one of them that I think is truly worthy of that title.

How’s that way to end the week!?