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September 6th, 2009

If there is any reason to love a singer... @ 03:06 am

bonobaby:
Current Location: Australia, Adelaide
I'm currently feelin: impressed impressed

it is when they save someones life.

This is why I love Bono.


He very almost caused the band to split up by jumping off the stage at Live Aid and making them drop a song, but there was more method to his madness than first thought.

His actions were not for a stunt or to draw attention to the band, and for a while even he thought he had done the wrong thing but because he had a better perspective being on the stage he could see a woman in the crowd being crushed by throngs of people pushing closer to the barrier to try and get closer to the band.  This poor woman was getting the life crushed out of her literally, thus Bono's actions of jumping off the stage when the ushers failed to understand that which he was trying to tell them.

As he danced with the woman, the air entered her lungs again and she awoke to find herself in B-man's arms.  What woman wouldn't want to find herself there, but the fact that Bono risked his position in the band to save a life will always inspire me.

This is why I love him.

He is selfless, even if he claims the opposite.

How many musicians can we say that about?
 
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From:adriana_is
Date:September 5th, 2009 05:38 pm (UTC)
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Word. This (among many other reasons) is why I love him too.
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From:sarahfer
Date:September 6th, 2009 09:12 am (UTC)
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Hate to burst the bubble, but I remember reading an article years ago about how the woman in question wasn't so excited about it.
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From:bonobaby
Date:September 6th, 2009 09:25 am (UTC)
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I read the same article too and she said she wasn't thrilled about the publicity but she was thankful her life had been saved...
From:magdalen7
Date:September 7th, 2009 05:59 am (UTC)

loving Bono

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Well, I guess for me--I like that I've learned about caring for those we have very little understanding of--the world's poor. I guess that Bono and U2 really opened my eyes (the African Well fund etc.) to the difference between "suffering" in my problems and what suffering would be like in a third world country. Not exactly that U2 did that completely but things came together and other circumstances in our lives ... no. I couldn't say that I "love" Bono, though, because, I don't even know the man. I know some kind of image that was portrayed in media. It's b.s. to say that you love somebody that way. You might "love" an idea or "love" an occupation--but to say that you love a celebrity? What is that? Idol Worship. Seriously folks.... The man defecates just like everyone else and has a paid servants who hound and bid for his every call.
He is simply driven to rise above mediocracy.
It is a pureblood drive to be above poverty, which he was raised in. (poverty) He's "driven."
Only my opinion of course. Well, I do think that the Lord provided the U2 machine with the people they needed to make ends meet and fulfill whatever God wanted. Whatever.
Yeah, so,
I belive Jesus Christ is real Savior and you can call upon Him for help.
(That's part of Christian prayer.) I would rather put my hope in Jesus Christ of the Bible than some fickle celebrity ;-/

Edited at 2009-09-07 06:20 am (UTC)
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From:bonobaby
Date:September 7th, 2009 08:52 am (UTC)

Re: loving Bono

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I think you are confusing love of a fellow human being for that which they stand up for and the inspirational actions they take for being 'in love'. I am not a crazy fan and I have said more than once, he bugs me and I would like to smack him out sometimes... but I am aware he is human, he has his faults and I am the first to admit that. I love Bono for the fact he is a flawed man with his heart in the right place. This is not Idol Worship and you have overreacted to my feelings for the man.

I believe that if more people loved those they didn't even know for the good things they do, love them for the people they are then there wouldn't be half the trouble there are in this world today.

By the way... I am not Christian, but I believe the love of your fellow man is what the bible is trying to convey.

So yes, I think you have read things a little bit wrong.

Am I saying Bono will save the world? Heck no, he'd just a dude... who wants to do what he can to help others. That is admirable.

I love him, just as I love the nurse who held my hand when I had my exams the other day, like I love the lady at the supermarket who went out her way to help me.

I love people... who love to help people.

I'd prefer to live my life that way than be cold and cynical.

Thus, I reiterate, I Love Bono.
From:magdalen7
Date:September 10th, 2009 05:05 am (UTC)

Re: loving Bono

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Are you saying that you are more concerned with Bono's message of "being the change you wish to see"~ do you feel that is the thing that you admire about him? Is it inspiration for the good of mankind?
What is it, exactly, that you love about him?
I don't mean to overreact, and sorry if I did.
I guess that I feel sometimes that people are living and desiring change in the world, like that might give them pseudo-points with a higher being. Some kind of reckoning--if I do so much good, I will be at a good place. It seems a little indecisive and foolish to not have actual, rational reasons (that are logical) to base such a stance towards a blissful afterlife.
We can't base our afterlife on hopeful, wishful ideals.
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From:bonobaby
Date:September 10th, 2009 09:36 am (UTC)

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I love Bono for his ability to stand up to the nay sayers and encourage peace. I love that he is willing to put his image and ego on the line in pursuit of his goals and things he truly believes in. I love the fact that he is just a dude... but does what he can to help. He doesn't pretend to be anything other than a flawed human being and I feel that makes him a good role model.

I love the fact in a world of such cynicism he can still hold to idealistic beliefs. Yeah, he's just a dude. I don't ever ignore that fact, I am just a woman too... we are all just humans, but perhaps if we had mutual love for people, accepted other people even with their flaws then this world would be a better place. If we could look past our hate... well yeah

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