Well I’ve looked at the Obama speech for tomorrow…

by Datechguy | September 7th, 2009

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Well I've looked at the Obama speech for tomorrow...

…and frankly it sounds pretty good to me. The best part:

I get it. I know what that’s like. My father left my fam­ily when I was two years old, and I was raised by a sin­gle mother who strug­gled at times to pay the bills and wasn’t always able to give us things the other kids had. There were times when I missed hav­ing a father in my life. There were times when I was lonely and felt like I didn’t fit in.

So I wasn’t always as focused as I should have been. I did some things I’m not proud of, and got in more trou­ble than I should have. And my life could have eas­ily taken a turn for the worse.

But I was for­tu­nate. I got a lot of sec­ond chances and had the oppor­tu­nity to go to col­lege, and law school, and fol­low my dreams. My wife, our First Lady Michelle Obama, has a sim­i­lar story. Nei­ther of her par­ents had gone to col­lege, and they didn’t have much. But they worked hard, and she worked hard, so that she could go to the best schools in this country.

Some of you might not have those advan­tages. Maybe you don’t have adults in your life who give you the sup­port that you need. Maybe some­one in your fam­ily has lost their job, and there’s not enough money to go around. Maybe you live in a neigh­bor­hood where you don’t feel safe, or have friends who are pres­sur­ing you to do things you know aren’t right.

But at the end of the day, the cir­cum­stances of your life – what you look like, where you come from, how much money you have, what you’ve got going on at home – that’s no excuse for neglect­ing your home­work or hav­ing a bad atti­tude. That’s no excuse for talk­ing back to your teacher, or cut­ting class, or drop­ping out of school. That’s no excuse for not trying.

Where you are right now doesn’t have to deter­mine where you’ll end up. No one’s writ­ten your des­tiny for you. Here in Amer­ica, you write your own des­tiny. You make your own future.

If he gave that kind of speech about Amer­i­can and the rest of the world all the time, he’d be at 70% approval.

The speech is good, it’s up to the teach­ers and schools not to go all oba­mac­ult over it.

…and frankly it sounds pretty good to me. The best part:

I get it. I know what that’s like. My father left my family when I was two years old, and I was raised by a single mother who struggled at times to pay the bills and wasn’t always able to give us things the other kids had. There were times when I missed having a father in my life. There were times when I was lonely and felt like I didn’t fit in.

So I wasn’t always as focused as I should have been. I did some things I’m not proud of, and got in more trouble than I should have. And my life could have easily taken a turn for the worse.

But I was fortunate. I got a lot of second chances and had the opportunity to go to college, and law school, and follow my dreams. My wife, our First Lady Michelle Obama, has a similar story. Neither of her parents had gone to college, and they didn’t have much. But they worked hard, and she worked hard, so that she could go to the best schools in this country.

Some of you might not have those advantages. Maybe you don’t have adults in your life who give you the support that you need. Maybe someone in your family has lost their job, and there’s not enough money to go around. Maybe you live in a neighborhood where you don’t feel safe, or have friends who are pressuring you to do things you know aren’t right.

But at the end of the day, the circumstances of your life – what you look like, where you come from, how much money you have, what you’ve got going on at home – that’s no excuse for neglecting your homework or having a bad attitude. That’s no excuse for talking back to your teacher, or cutting class, or dropping out of school. That’s no excuse for not trying.

Where you are right now doesn’t have to determine where you’ll end up. No one’s written your destiny for you. Here in America, you write your own destiny. You make your own future.

If he gave that kind of speech about American and the rest of the world all the time, he’d be at 70% approval.

The speech is good, it’s up to the teachers and schools not to go all obamacult over it.

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