Thursday, May 14, 2009

Inspiration


Last night I was fortunate enough to go and see President Obama deliver the commencement address at Arizona State University.

President Obama spoke of creating a life filled with purpose, a life used to perform acts of greatness, not measured by the accolades or wealth that they may bring, but by the good that they do for many.

He spoke of using one's passion to make this world a great place for all, and he spoke of the importance of creating a lifetime body of work focused on experience, and knowledge, not on material possessions, and shallow desires.

He told the students to go out and use their degrees, and their lives for the good of all, not just for themselves.

I left the stadium feeling uplifted, and inspired, and feeling like I had just witnessed something that I will carry with me forever.

3 comments:

bodaat said...

wow! how lucky you are!

Mo said...

It was great Bo, kind of last minute, but a great experience. I was a loooong way out and up from President Obama, but it was spine tingling nonetheless.

Gail - Fort Rock Glimpses said...

Sounds like he gave a very inspirational speech. It feels like it has been so long since there were any true, caring statesmen. We've had some money grubbing pigs ruling for so long.