#president obama

People ask me what I’m proudest of and what are my biggest frustrations as President. My biggest frustration is that this society hasn’t been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do damage. We’re the only developed country where this happens. And it happens weekly. Our levels of gun violence are off the charts.
President Obama sharing the difficulties of trying to change a culture in which school shootings are commonplace. (via whitehouse)

Jillian Edelstein, on the topic of taking photos instead of living life:

It seems sad that world leaders such as Cameron and Obama, in the midst of a memorial for Mandela, found themselves unable to resist the power of taking a selfie, in order to prove to themselves that they were indeed present at the occasion. If they did not record it, how would they have proof that they were there?

If a tree falls in the forest… (Though I’m not sure this is all that different from any other photo op.)