Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Politics: You can't always get what you want. Accept it.

I really like this presentation Obama gave to some college students. Give it a watch:

(watch the video)

His view that principled compromise is what allows our government to function, is one of those dirty little secrets that politicians would rather not discuss. It's much easier to do nothing on the grounds that you held fast to your principles, than it is, to compromise and take responsibility for your actions.

If you're inching forward through compromise, you're still moving forward.

Via: Obama's Last Lecture.

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