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Learn English via Conversation with Barack Obama, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates - English Subtitles

Aug 20, 2022

Learn English via Conversation with Barack Obama, Bill Gates and Melinda Gates - English Subtitles

You started out as a community organizer and rose to become president. You'll understand the power of moving people, even people who aren't necessarily on your bus, if you start talking to us a little bit about how you think about movements around the world and the power of them now and what leaders are good at can

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from them. I would make a few observations, number one is that most great changes, most human progress, are driven by young people who don't know any better and wonder why they can't we do something else with the old People feel good or cranky or protect their status or commit to their behaviors.
learn english via conversation with barack obama bill gates and melinda gates   english subtitles
King was 26 when he started, 39 when he was killed, and if you've wooed the world many times, that's the nudge that people ask in a way that I think many are familiar with, not why not but or not why but why not why do things have to be the way they are, that's point number one, I think young people can make a tremendous difference The clash of ideas that says governments our joint efforts must be rooted in the legitimacy of the people. There is more power than ever in the ability of people to band together and collectively advance initiatives that will transform their lives For most of human history this was unimaginable, this is one of the amazing transitions that has taken place and you will find that there is at least some semblance of democracy even in autocracies today because the people hate it.
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I believe governments rooted in people are more legitimate and we that's a battle we've won and we have to realize it now, wherever we can Smarter climate protection policies or health care for the people or more funds for girls' education. They must have a majority of people supporting them. You must have votes. You have to allocate resources and that requires mobilization and a game of addition rather than subtraction and the fourth point I would make would be that the internet has now supercharged the ability for us to develop movements in ways that we thought before had not introduced. m in the still new US Senate and filibustering I think is a small point but a profound one that I have tried to reinforce with my staff at all levels of my public relations work and am still doing to this day I actually think mobilizing starting movements begins with a story, and you cannot create a story that moves many people if you are not able to hear and hear your neighbor's story, your neighbors' story, the stories of those around you.
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Workers, the stories of your community, the stories of people who aren't like you, and so one of the things that I think is important is that we

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to listen to each other and

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how we came to be who we think we are we think because by understanding other people's stories you end up forging bonds and creating the glue of movements mandi in india it started with his understanding of indian history and his own history and seeing indians in south africa has discriminated and recognized that there was tradition and myth and a power in those stories that eventually led to the most powerful empire on earth being driven out, it wasn't guns and that will increasingly be the case and it sure is when we are able , to advance the sustainable development goals that we are talking about, we need to be able to support not only big donors or politicians but for example, telling people a story.
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Who here in the United States might feel like I have my own problems, why should I worry about someone on the other side of the world, you have to say when we got into philanthropy and studying global health in particular we were stunned advances we had we had no idea and it's kind of amazing when you even ask very educated people you know what happened to vaccines, what happened to HIV, they don't know what the positive story and a bit the news is I will always focus on the setbacks because what happened that day the gradual progress does not fit this paradigm and even people who spend money for these purposes collecting remains an although it has never improved do you have any thoughts on how we can achieve this more positive sense of progression in ga ng bring and how we would spread this word?
learn english via conversation with barack obama bill gates and melinda gates   english subtitles
Well, you see, you're talking to someone who's been trying to spread the word for seven years and nobody, at least like 40% of the country, didn't believe me until I was gone, and then suddenly they believed it, so I would make a few observations with that caveat, one, you're right,

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, there's the nature of media and maybe it's just the human brain to focus on what's wrong, not what's right, and I am not sure if we will be able to change the correct visual representation of a fire that is much more interesting than just a building that is there and therefore the fire will make the news that the building is beautiful there and people walking their dogs in front of it and stuff that doesn't make the news so I don't think we can necessarily rely on conventional media to spread this where the power of the internet can't th i nk has been used as it needs to be, especially when we think of young people and young audiences.
learn english via conversation with barack obama bill gates and melinda gates   english subtitles
Malia and Sasha consume information differently than I do and I think that those of us who were involved in the political work still publish these reports pie charts and this and that and that are not interesting to them but stories and visual representations of the Progress can go viral, there's a hunger for it, it's just that we don't think about it in a systematic way, and so I think when the three of us we' As I was talking a while ago, I mentioned that one of the areas where what I'm very interested in, is how we're building services in a digital platform where people can find out what's happening, what's driving progress on issues, and then activate them, because I've heard someone, I think, maybe Trevor made an important point.
I'm very interested in how online communities can go offline, how this incredible power of coming together through hashtags and tweets and this and then the other eventually leads to people meeting and talking to each other and I think we do that have not yet been fully used to publicize the progress that has been made. I also think it's important that we say something kind, put pressure on leaders, tell good stories, and make sure we're not so rigid in our partisanship or ideologies that we're unwilling to acknowledge and accept share when someone, possibly of a different political persuasion, has done something really well, even if it runs counter to our short-term political interests.
I mean, I've always said, no matter how great the differences between me and my predecessor, George W. Bush, were , that what his government initiated with PEPFAR was a uniquely important achievement that we had to maintain and build on, and I didn't think I was in any way drawn to saying that someone from another political party did something really smart and really Has done good and deserves credibility I feel like it's in our political circles these days sen is difficult for people to bring themselves to do something that

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and I had the great privilege to do when you were in the White House late in your presidency I spent a little casual time on a Saturday night and your daughters been in and out of your house, Willie and Sasha, and you were at our house earlier this summer and saw Rory and Phoebe, two of our three.
From our house, our daughter Jen is here in the front row. Tell me about Jens wie: Thanks mom, it's our job to embarrass you. This Is What We Do Have you and Michelle considered talking to your kids about being leaders in the world and taking on that mantle of what needs to be done in the world? We've been trying to convey all our lives that each of us has responsibilities they were small All responsibilities were small when you want to go potty and then as you get older your responsibilities grow and and but part of that What I think we're trying to communicate is that being responsible is a tremendous privilege, what makes you a mature human being is that you are, that others rely on you, that you have influence, that you make a name for yourself, that when you do something well that makes other people's lives better, that kind of values ​​that we've tried to instill in a lot of them, your basic homegrown values ​​like kindness and consideration and empathy and hard work, that these are our tools to help you shape the world around you in a way that makes it feel good and we have tried to encourage that sense that e It's not someone else's job it's your job and I think that's an epic they've embraced, now they're going to choose to participate in it in different ways because they have different temperaments and different strengths I think One of the mistakes we sometimes make is thinking that there is only one way to make a difference or get involved.
You know if you're a brilliant engineer you don't have to give a speech, you can make an app that allows for amplification or the scaling of something that's really powerful, if you're someone who likes to take care of people, you don't have to go out and lead the protest march, you can look after some children or work at a local health clinic will make a difference so there are many different ways to make a contribution and we try to emphasize that to them too and then Third, let's try to encourage what I mentioned in my earlier comments That is, you have to be persistent.
I always tell people that my early work as a community organizer in Chicago taught me an incredible amount, but I don't have the world set on fire, you know, I got some public parks for communities that needed them I started some after-school ol-pr ograms We helped build a job training program for people who had lost their jobs but that those communities weren't suddenly changed, that they were still struggling badly, but I took that experience and then I was able to build on that and I think like that often we get impatient because changes don't seem like they are sometimes not as noticeable or indirect or impactful as we had imagined in our minds and we get disappointed and we get frustrated and for me that's a by the way Advice Live and not just in social change I suppose there was a bug in the software Melvyn every now and then you know and how we got a patch again that's annoying but that's how I was I'm not for mine patience known. did you have one Yes, so this week part of the reason we're all in New York was the United Nations meeting and you know some of these global institutions were formed right after World War II, World Bank World Health Organization UNICEF were important partners for many of these concerns, and yet there is definitely a cynicism about their bureaucracy, their efficiency and their ability to change.
In fact, there are very few exceptions like Global Fund and Gobby. We didn't have new ones so over. Do you think that over the next 10 or 20 years, in terms of reforms or creating new institutions for pandemics and climate change, these global institutions can be reinforced to play the role we need them to play, First let me say that these are the greatest problems we face. No nation will be able to solve them alone, not even a nation as powerful as the United States of America. There were times during my presidency when I was attacked for not claiming that we could go on like this alone was an expression of weakness.
No, I believe that the United States is indeed an indispensable nation and that many of the initiatives and advances that we have made could not have been made if we had not signed on to those efforts, and I will do that as an example for our Ebola response, which I think many historians would argue in retrospect was one of, if not the most effective public health emergency intervention in history, we had to create the architecture and the infrastructure and
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