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'Do well by doing good': Maharishi University of Management commencement address
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2 July 2011
Dr Norman Rosenthal delivers the 2011 commencement address at Maharishi University of Management
'I know that the students of this university are well-schooled in the need to strike a balance between doing well in your own lives and working to make the world a better place,' said renowned psychiatrist and bestselling author Dr Norman Rosenthal in his commencement address at Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, USA.*
'But I'm including this portion here because in my practice as a psychiatrist I see so many people who veer too far to one side or the other,' he said.
'Do well by doing good,' he said, offering the fifth of seven 'pearls of wisdom' conveyed in his address.**
Dr Rosenthal quoted Rabbi Hillel, 'a great thinker', who said: ''If I am not for myself, then who will be for me? But if I am only for myself, then what am I?''
'If you don't advocate for yourself and promote your own interests, how can you expect others to do so for you? But your vision must go beyond yourself to encompass the well-being of others as well,' Dr Rosenthal concluded.
*Students at Maharishi University of Management enjoy Consciousness-Based Education, which helps to cultivate this balance. Through programmes such as the Sustainable Living undergraduate degree programme, the Sustainable Business graduate degree programme, and the coherence-creating group practice of Transcendental Meditation and Yogic Flying, students support their own health, happiness, and development of their full potential while also supporting peace and progress in the world.
**Please see Part I ,Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, and Part VII of this article.
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