Bono (U2) at University of Pennsylvania (Video)

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Excerpts:

  • What’s the big idea? What’s your big idea? What are you willing to spend your moral capital, your intellectual capital, your cash, your sweat equity in pursuing outside of the walls of the University of Pennsylvania?
  • Every age has its massive moral blind spots. We might not see them, but our children will.
  • We can’t fix every problem–corruption, natural calamities are part of the picture here–but the ones we can we must. The debt burden, as I say, unfair trade, as I say, sharing our knowledge, the intellectual copyright for lifesaving drugs in a crisis, we can do that. And because we can, we must. Because we can, we must.
  • we can be the first to end this sort of stupid extreme poverty, where in the world of plenty, a child can die for lack of food in it’s belly. We can be the first generation. It might take a while, but we can be that generation that says no to stupid poverty.
  • The future is not fixed, it’s fluid. You can build your own building, or hut or condo, whatever.
  • my point is that the world is more malleable than you think and it’s waiting for you to hammer it into shape. So forth and build something with it.

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