10 livsråd av Michelle & Barack
10 livsråd av Michelle & Barack
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10 livsråd av Michelle & Barack

Av: Johanna Stenius
Fotograf: Shutterstock
Publicerad: 24 mars 2017

Michelle Obama har skrivit en bok som kommit ut på Bokförlaget Forum och Barack Obama ska skriva en bok som kommer ut på Albert Bonniers förlag. I väntan på det, vad har paret Obama sagt om attityd, kärlek, ödmjukhet, livet?

Om attityd
Our motto is: When they go low, we go high.
/Michelle

It was not a religion that attacked us that September day. It was al-Qaeda. We will not sacrifice the liberties we cherish.
/Barack

Om moral & arbete
We need to steer clear of this poverty of ambition, where people want to drive fancy cars and wear nice clothes and live in nice apartments but don’t want to work hard to accomplish these things. Everyone should try to realize their full potential.
/Barack

I never cut class. I loved getting A’s, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world.
/Michelle

Om jämställdhet

Let’s be very clear: Strong men – men who are truly role models – don’t need to put down women to make themselves feel powerful. People who are truly strong lift others up. People who are truly powerful bring others together.
/Michelle

That’s what twenty-first century feminism is about: the idea that when everybody is equal, we are all more free.
/Barack

Om vänner

To avoid being mistaken for a sellout, I chose my friends carefully. The more politically active black students. The foreign students. The Chicanos. The Marxist professors and structural feminists and punk-rock performance poets.
/Barack

We should always have three friends in our lives. One who walks ahead who we look up to and follow; one who walks beside us, who is with us every step of our journey; and then, one who we reach back for and bring along after we’ve cleared the way.
/Michelle

Om ödmjukhet

Don’t judge. I used to buy underwear because I didn’t do my laundry.
/Michelle

If you were successful, somebody along the line gave you some help… Somebody helped to create this unbelievable system that we have that allowed you to thrive. Somebody invested in roads and bridges. If you’ve got a business – you didn’t build that. Somebody else made that happen.
/Barack

Om kärleken till varandra

For the past 25 years, you’ve not only been my wife and the mother of my children, you’ve been my best friend. You took on a role you didn’t ask for and you made it your own with grace, grit and style.
/Barack

I come here tonight as a sister, blessed with a brother who is my mentor, my protector and my lifelong friend. And I come here as a wife who loves my husband and believes he will be an extraordinary president.
/Michelle

Sammanställt av: Caroline Geijer & Tove Kullenberg
Foto: Shutterstock

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