Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Righto, Mr. President.


"You know, there's a lot of talk in this country about the federal deficit. But I think we should talk more about our empathy deficit -- the ability to put ourselves in someone else's shoes; to see the world through the eyes of those who are different from us -- the child who's hungry, the steelworker who's been laid-off, the family who lost the entire life they built together when the storm came to town. When you think like this -- when you choose to broaden your ambit of concern and empathize with the plight of others, whether they are close friends or distant strangers -- it becomes harder not to act; harder not to help."


- Barack Obama

4 comments:

Amy said...

I love this.

Andy said...

Amen. Thanks, Leanne.

I love President Obama.

Amy I. said...

Bravo! I love that we have an eloquent and intelligent President!

Jo said...

WwExactly! Exactly, exactly, exactly.