Aung San Suu Kyi's Nobel Lecture
June 16, 2012 1:04 PM   Subscribe

21 Years Later, Aung San Suu Kyi Receives Her Nobel Peace Prize. After two decades spent mostly under house arrest, Aung San Suu Kyi has finally delivered her acceptance speech in Oslo for the Nobel peace prize she was awarded in 1991.
posted by homunculus (11 comments total) 18 users marked this as a favorite
One crucial avenue, she said, was simple kindness. “Of the sweets of adversity, and let me say that those are not numerous, I have found the sweetest, the most precious of all, is the lesson I learned on the value of kindness,” she said, with a rare shred of humor. “Every kindness I received, small or big, convinced me that there could never be enough of it in the world.” Kindness, she said, “can change the lives of people.”
Yes.. we easily forget how little effort being kind takes and often do not realize how much it can matter to someone.
posted by snaparapans at 1:13 PM on June 16, 2012 [8 favorites]

posted by iviken at 1:17 PM on June 16, 2012

"Unfortunately Aung San couldn't be here that night due to household commitments!"
posted by Space_Lady at 1:32 PM on June 16, 2012

A long time coming, but I'm sure glad it did.

Yeah Aung Suu Sui Kyi!!

She does look tired, but she's a beautiful woman and it's hard to believe she's 67. We should all look so good.
posted by BlueHorse at 5:21 PM on June 16, 2012

What a wonderful person, and movement.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 at 6:14 PM on June 16, 2012

Glad she could finally collect. Hoping that it's a sign that Burma/Myanmar is turning a corner.
posted by arcticseal at 9:07 AM on June 17, 2012

It would help the Nobel committee recapture some of their lost respect if they could somehow repossess the ones they gave to Gore and Obama and give this woman all three.
posted by jfuller at 11:20 AM on June 18, 2012

Burmese Days
posted by homunculus at 9:38 AM on July 5, 2012

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