Barack Obama and Stephen Curry urged men from minority to become adherents of examples for their communities, focusing on their self-confidence, rather than pursuing personal wealth.
Speaking in Auckland, California, we mark the anniversary of the All My Brother, an organization that seeks to close the gaps in the capabilities of men belonging to young minorities – the duo shared detailed information about the challenges they face during growing. Obama explained that self-confidence and staying true to their principles are key to the example.
"We live in a culture where our value is measured by how much we have and how much we are known," he said. for the San Francisco chronicle.
"I will tell you at the end of the day that what will give you confidence is not the same. I know a lot of wealthy people who spoiled everything. "
The former president continued: "If you are really confident in your financial situation, you probably will not wear a chain of 8 pounds around the neck.
"If you are very confident in your sexuality, you do not need to have eight women around you."
Obama and Carrie have developed a strong friendship and regularly play golf together. Although both of them came from a minority, the duo experienced a dramatic increase in circumstances.
The former president acknowledged that he "completely spoiled" during his school days, which he partially reduced to meeting his father once. Curry, on the other hand, said that his father, a former NBA player, Dell Curry, was "a permanent presence" at his youthful age.
He encouraged the assistance of his parents as a reason that he successfully overcame his lack of self-confidence. "Trust in order to surpass this hump is a process," said Curry. ̵
Obama repeated this idea, assuming that his confidence grew when he changed his approach to life.
"I think that I began to grow up when I stopped thinking about myself and began to think about myself. how can I be useful to other people, "Obama said.
"Amazing thing when you help someone and see someone positively affects someone, it gives you confidence."
Obama also explained that eradicating stereotypes was
"Some communities need more police, not less police," he said.
"Building confidence knowing who is who and just because someone wears a hood does not mean that they
Curry also touched on this issue, assuming that he believes it is time for the NBA to stood up and became a social example for the next generation.
moment may be a difference for life throughout life, "Cu
" For me, I can speak for my teammates and people in our league right now [there is a] of the social responsibility we feel in order to take a stand for things we believe in to look for the next generation. "
Curie had previously treated his beliefs. After the triumph of the Golden State Warriors title in 2017, he refused to accept the invitation of President Donald Trump to visit the White House.
This gesture prompted Trump to refuse to invite the whole a team that decided to spend the day at the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington instead.
Children from Seat Pleasant, Maryland, where Kevin Durant lived, joined the players.
Ahead of the NBA last year's finals, Curry joined LeBron James. Soldiers and Cleveland did not visit the White House if they won the title.
Last month, during a trip to the capital, the NBA's three-time champion visited the former president ahead of his game against Washington's masters. 19659002]