Thursday, January 20, 2011

{Listening to Condoleezza Rice}

These are my favorite quotes from Rice's forum address last Thursday.

Speaking of nation myths, “Ours is the log cabin. It doesn’t matter where you came from; it matters where you’re going. Across the world, that is admired about the United States and it is what has lead people to come here for generations from across the world.… This great American dream, this great American myth, must be true not only for those who come here; it has to be true for those who are already here.”

“You might not be able to control your circumstances, but you can control your response to your circumstances. If you can keep that in mind, you will not give way to aggrievement and entitlement, both of which rob you of your ability to control your own life.”

“Whenever you’re lacking in optimism, remember your special responsibility because of where you are and what you’ve been granted, to hold up those who don’t fall to cynicism, and to hold up those who can see a world not as it is but a world as it should be.”

"I encourage you to find your passion while you’re here. Find what you’re passionate about, what will make you get up every day for the rest of your life…"

{Nuestra secretario de estado anterior, Condoleezza Rice nos discurso en la universidad la semana pasada. Nos hablo de la importancia de democracia y que los Estados Unidos tiene que abogar por democracia en el mundo. Nos recordo del mito nacional, "No importa de donde viene- importa para donde va." Nos pidio a encontrar una inspiracion que nos va a dar ganas de despertar cada manana. Ella dijo que no tenemos que perder nuestro optimismo y que necesitamos compartirlo con otros. Me gusto mucho!}

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