"I pledge to be the change that we seek."
Whatever one can say about whether or not Obama was the right choice, if he can influence all these pledges, if he can get so many Americans ( and the world ) united to do greater things and to change things TOGETHER - then that is enough.
Reminds me of this one guy who said the famous words : "Be the change you want to see in the world".
He later led India to freedom through steadfastness and non-violence. Gandhi.
Martin Luther King, Abraham Lincoln, ... extraordinary 'one' man(s) that inspired change and altered our histories.
Could Obama be next?
Certainly not the Messiah but maybe he could bring necessary change.
And he has so much charisma for change, so much hope in his speeches -it's hard not to get inspired, be moved to 'action'.
It's funny though, how a lot of Americans I meet on board don't really care. They didn't even vote because "ahh, my one vote won't mean anything!" . Which reminds me of Malaysians - so I guess it's a world epidemic not just confined to the Motherland. And there we were, some of us, Malaysians, so into-it, keeping up to date with the vote tallies, speeches and stuff.
In that same line of thought, I know of one other person who changed the face of history and eternity forever, who made a way - to bridge the gap - the perfect sacrifice - so that we can have a chance. So that we didn't have to depend on our own religiosity to save us all - because we cannot. We cannot save ourselves.
Amazing grace how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.
How much more allegiance then, should we give?
And what then, will our pledges be?
And not because we have to, but because we are humbled/inspired/driven to?
Watch the video, if nothing else, it's fun *ahem* inspiring.
Thanks CL. :)