Friday, July 08, 2005

Hope

Barack Obama spoke at Knox College's commencement ceremony this year.

An excerpt:

"Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. You need to take up the challenges that we face as a nation and make them your own. Not because you have a debt to those who helped you get here, although you do have that debt. Not because you have an obligation to those who are less fortunate than you, although I do think you do have that obligation. It’s primarily because you have an obligation to yourself. Because individual salvation has always depended on collective salvation. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential."

I love him.

2 comments:

a. said...

right on.
thanks for reprinting this.

Richard said...

I hope he'll be our President someday.