Obama Video Clips > 2008-10-20 - Pinay girl writes to Obama
Pinay girl writes to Obama, gets response
“three bits of advice that will make your life more fulfilling.”
“Creating change and making the world better is not always easy, and you will probably find in your life that it is more comfortable to ignore injustices that don’t affect you directly. Don’t take that comfortable road. Challenge yourself to make a difference,” Obama wrote.
“If you don’t already know what it means, I want you to look up the word ‘empathy’ in the dictionary. I believe we don’t have enough empathy in our world today, and it is up to your generation to change that.”
“I hope you will always be an active participant in the world around you, and that you will seize every opportunity to make the world better,” he added.
“Seeing young people like you who care about making things better inspires me and gives me great hope about the future of our country.”