March 01, 2006
Peter Gabriel on Human Rights
Peter Gabriel presents the TED winner prizes and talks to us in an 'ever so philosophical way.' We go on a brief journey with him.
Says Gabriel, "I love trees, which is great since we leave near lots of vegetation. I climlb trees with my four year old." He talks about a time when he was in school and attacked as a boy. He said he felt dirty and powerless at the time. Later in his life, he met a woman named Victoria, and listened to her story about being tortured.
Later, through Bono, he met many more people who were tortured, and people who witnessed family members being shot. "Human rights stories became very physical for me," said Peter. He also relays a story about Uganda, where 20,000+ kids have been taken away and become soildiers. It makes you appreciate what you have rather than focus on what you don't.
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