12/07/2007

The never ending pursuit of the beautiful -- part 2


This time around I give to you Bono. For those of you who may not know who he is, though I have no idea who you would be, here's a little info on him.

"Award-winning lead singer and front man for U2, one of the most successful and highly regarded rock bands in history, Bono uses his immense popularity and influence to draw attention to the crises of poverty worldwide and HIV/AIDS in Africa. Gaining access to the world's most powerful politicians he has almost single handedly drawn public attention to debt burdens in the poorest of countries, helping to get wealthier nations to forgive billions of dollars of debt. He also works tirelessly to build greater worldwide response to the HIV/AIDS pandemic facing Africa."

Bono is another beautiful life because he does not use his fame to promote Bono. Instead he seizes the ability to use that fame as a tool to help people in a real and tangible way. He has a proper view of celebrity by viewing his celebrity not as something to be grasped ahold of but something to be used as a means of helping others while not being condemning to those who don't. He also keeps politics out of the picture but instead calls on whoever will to help regardless of political persuasion. Yes, my friends, Bono is beautiful!

9 comments:

Yehudi01 said...

Nice post, Jason. I would readily agree that Bono is deserving of the accolades you gave him. I can't stand his music, but I stand and applaud his efforts to make life better for those who need it.

Elmer's Brother said...

I love his music...it's very spiritual.

he was a good choice

The Frank Family said...

I love his music as well, ElBro. His beautiful life spills over into his art.

Daniel, come on. What's not to love about The Joshua Tree album? By the way, Billy Joel was awesome. Such a gifted piano player!

heidianne jackson said...

i love bono's music and who among us doesn't remember that they started out as a christian band. but really, helping the fight for world peace and prosperity? not. he may be bringin attention to things, but he's not helping the money actually reach the hiv sufferers...

nanc said...

i'll always love this guy. always.

Brooke said...

Bono is cool. Even if I don't agree with him politically, he is principled and I can respect that.

The Frank Family said...

HJ -- the point is that there wouldn't be near the money that there is for HIV and third world countries if Bono didn't champion the idea. I would also offer that Bono is a true Christian in a band and that is far more important than being a "christian" band.

nanc -- me too!

brooke -- I don't fully agree with any of the beautiful people I have written about but they all have qualities and talents or have made choices that I greatly respect.

Elmer's Brother said...

I much preferred "Boy" and "October" they were overtly spiritual

Michael said...

His music is great, and although I frequently disagree with his politics, I'll give him plenty of credit for actually thinking it through (something far too many celebs are simply no capable of doing). Check out this post at Dearborn Underground:

http://dearbornunderground.blogspot.com/2007/11/cui-bono.html

I just wish that the dude would shave for the photographers.