Bono on poverty

After fighting against poverty for the last 25 years, Bono was asked to share his story and his dreams at TED.

Turning from rockstar to “factivist” Bono points out that in the last 25 years we now have 7526 less children dying per day. Things ARE getting better – but there’s still a lot to be done.

Like he did at Georgetown last year, Bono quoted Wael Ghonim, who launched a Facebook group that spurred the uprising in Egypt last year:

“We’re going to win because we don’t understand politics. We’re going to win because we don’t play their dirty games. We’re going to win because we don’t have an agenda. We’re going to win because the tears that comes from our eyes actually come from our hearts. We’re going to win because we have dreams. We’re going to win because we are willing to stand up for our dreams. We’re going to win because the power of the people is so much stronger than the people in power.”

What stat stands out to you the most during the video?

A big HT to Charles Lee for pointing this video out.

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