Many a times it happens in the history – a simple photograph unfolds a greater story about the changing world. This is one such picture (thanks to my classmate who shared it with me) – amazing one!!
It says more about Obama as a leader – one who appreciates the dignity of labour and respects his fellow human being. The worker looks like a Mexican origin!! It definitely takes some compassion towards fellow human being to recognize our support staff – starting from the maid in our homes till the office support staff. I think this says much about the new age Americas….Well done, Mr.President! You are leading by example!
ps – Ok, for those skeptical minds who think this is part of Obama’s political image building exercise considering the impending US elections…..so what? atleast he is projecting this as a good leadership gesture….. You should still remember the other white house picture when the US hunted Bin Laden…….
ps 2 (only for Bollywood and Kollywood followers ) – Remember the scene in Munna Bhai MBBS / Vasool Raja MBBS where the hero hugs a cleaner and makes his day!!! ………our Indian movie makers probably are much ahead in times!!! 🙂 🙂
Ofcourse, it was a catchy title for a short article in Times of India – When i finished reading this article, I could not hide my smile ….World’s most powerful president , Mr. Obama of United States is like any other father of a growing daughter!
While we had multiple discussions between colleagues (over our energetic lunch sessions) on this topic of our growing girls and their dress sense, we actually never found a solution – Most of us used the cold weather as a reason to justify why our girls should wear a longer skirt or a jacket over that figure hugging tops!!!…But nothing creative beyond this!! 😦 😦
And that is the reason I smiled when i read that article. Personally, I felt it is too silly a request to the ALMIGHTY…but, if Mr.Obama is reaching out to GOD, probably we should all join!! 🙂 🙂 🙂
Ok, letz get serious!! In a related note, one of my friends who handles some special language classes to teens, notes that children get very upset with parents when they dictate on their dresses. In a class discussion about conflicts with parents, the Indian children asked a logical question “If a Chinese immigrant parent can allow their kids to wear what the kids like to wear, why is that my parents are not ok?”.
Now, this is a tough question – I was wondering probably my friend gave a long lecture about Indian culture and etc…..I was curious to know and checked on the answer, but was pleasantly surprised on the answer.
” Your dress impacts the way you present yourself and plays a very important role on your self-image. Dress should suit the occasion and should consider the group of people present, culture, climate and situation. While no one will question Mr.Obama if he chooses to make great speeches with his jeans and tee, he takes the effort to come in formals – this is to create the respect for the audience, to communicate in a subtle way that he is serious about his speech and he respects the forum. So, you – as intelligent children should choose the right dress for right occasion – if you practice this, you will see the difference and understand why your parents insist on some things”. – Great answer, is it not?
If you have 22 minutes and 41 seconds, you can watch Obama’s National prayer here