This is What Change Looks Like

一名好的政治家首先是一名好的演讲家( Eloquent in public speaking ),因为你是一名领导者,你要领导你所代表的民众,你要带领你所代表的民众,如果你连民众的激情都调动不起来,还谈什么带领呢?很难想象一名成功的政治家不是一位成功的演讲家,因为他缺乏最基本的工作热情,根据稻盛和夫先生的成功公式,他就缺少这么一个最基本的乘数。

医疗法案 ( Bill of Health Reform ) 通过了,暂且不讨论其内容,因为国情不同,没有多少实际的意义(中国的医疗改革已被官方宣布失败),但是 President Obama 的演讲水平(及其内容)着实令人佩服,现摘录语句如下:

1. We didn’t give in to mistrust or to cynicism or to fear. Instead, we proved that we are still a people capable of doing big things and tackling our biggest challenges. We proved that this government — a government of the people and by the people — still works for the people. (用典十分精彩,信手拈来,浑然天成,不着一点痕迹)

2. This legislation will not fix everything that ails our health care system. But it moves us decisively in the right direction. This is what change looks like.

3. Nor does this day represent the end of the work that faces our country. The work of revitalizing our economy goes on. The work of promoting private sector job creation goes on. The work of putting American families’ dreams back within reach goes on. And we march on, with renewed confidence, energized by this victory on their behalf.

4. When faced with crisis, we did not shrink from our challenge — we overcame it. We did not avoid our responsibility — we embraced it. We did not fear our future — we shaped it.

“This is What Change Looks Like” , 一年多过去了,President Obama 当年的标语终于在今天有一个实质性的回应。想民众之所想,同时也要让民众想你之所想,有激情,同时也要让民众有相同的激情,有信念,同时也要让民众有相同的信念,这也许是 Exodus 最终能成功的原因之一吧。

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1 thought on “This is What Change Looks Like

  1. haha~ this new site looks very much like the old one, but with a brand new core~~
    downloading the video
    and welcome to my new site, too~(though it is a replica of my blogbus site….)
    and you can use the “subscribe to comment” plugin, just like in your old blog~

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