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Bono Speaks

“A good salesman sells people what they need but a great salesman awakens the need inside them for something they didn’t know they wanted but now have to have.” (video)

Quoting Warren Buffett, “Don’t appeal to the conscience of America.   Appeal to the greatness of American and I think you’ll get the job done.”  And, “Don’t make it too easy for people.  Make it difficult for people. They prefer that.”

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I wrote this post a year and a half ago when I first started blogging. I’m reposting it as a follow on to today’s earlier post. One is still the best campaign out there for fighting poverty.

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Yesterday I was in line to get a cup of coffee and I saw a man with a bunch of rubber bracelets. You know the kind Lance Armstrong started with his Livestrong campaign. I thought Livestrong was a brilliant idea. Then everyone had them. They were everywhere, which is simply a testimony to how great the idea was.

I even got one. It said “courage” on it. I actually got it from Taco Bell for 25 cents from a vending machine. My son, who is four always gets two quarters when we go to Taco Bell and he didn’t have a clue what it was. He just knew it wasn’t the Ninja guy he wanted. So he gave it to me. I wore it for a while because I like what it meant. I liked being reminded of the idea of courage. Unfortunately it was cheap (what do you expect for a quarter) and broke after about a month. I threw it away and didn’t think about it for a while.

And then a good friend of mine gave me a ONE bracelet. I believe in the One Campaign and what they are doing for social justice and fighting poverty. The ONE bracelets are made really well and they are white. I put it on and that was that.

So yesterday when I saw this guy in line I began to think of why I wear the bracelet. It has now been over 9 months that I’ve had it on and I have thought about the question before. Did I wear it because I wanted to make people aware of ONE.org? Yeah, a little. Did I wear it because it makes a cool statement about who I am? Not really. Did I wear it because it looks cool and everyone is doing it? No.

I wear it because it reminds me that we are part of the human race. We are God’s creation first, connected together. I am called to love and be loved in community. The bracelet reminds me of that. It reminds me to remember those less fortunate than myself. It reminds me to love my neighbor and to be part of the solution.

That’s why I wear the bracelet.

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Stop asking God to bless what you are doing.  And start asking God what he is doing because its already blessed. (Some guy who influences Bono)

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U2 in 3D Countdown – 1 More Day

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See the preview here.  Actually I’m doing tonight at midnight.

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U2 in 3D Countdown – 2 Days

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U2 in 3D Countdown – 3 Days

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U2 in 3D Countdown – 4 Days

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See the preview here.

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