Obama envisions creating ‘a million young Barack Obamas’ during speech in JapanObama then shared with his audience his self-conception of himself at the end of a long and worthy life passing the torch to his rightful successor in the relay race of human progress:
by Daniel ChaitinMarch, 25, 2018 08:01 AM
Former President Barack Obama talked about his future plans for his post-presidency life at a conference Sunday in Japan, addressing how he might shape “a million” new, young leaders in his mold.
The wide-ranging discussion repeatedly touched on the Obama Foundation’s efforts to engage the digital space to help young people in the U.S. and across the world get connected.
“If I could do that effectively, then — you know — I would create a hundred or a thousand or a million young Barack Obamas or Michelle Obamas,” Obama said. “Or, the next group of people who could take that baton in that relay race that is human progress.”