THE BOOK OF 25 – CHAPTER 20
I am one of five kids. I mean, although we are close, we are not quite family. We hang out in the hood, enjoying our time together, I have heard them other kids and perhaps maybe grown-ups say, we are (1) juvenile delinquents?
And I say Hi- Five to that! We are a bunch of dreamers and misfits, our ages range in the teens to maybe twenty. And that maybe is not a kid, but we are it seems to each other, we are kids. Everything reeks of the good old days, of time past. We sit and we talk and we play games on the computer and listen to music and play music.
Sure we do the counter culture thing, whatever that means and we think that we will one day make it big. But we are just pursuing our dreams. Perhaps it’s time to meet us. We are a mixed bunch and can hail from all over the planet.
The Beatles were an English rock band, active throughout the 1960s and one of the most commercially successful and critically acclaimed acts in the history of popular music. Initially, a five-piece line-up of Lennon, McCartney, Harrison, Stuart Sutcliffe (bass) and Pete Best (drums), they built their reputation playing clubs in Liverpool.
Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Steve Jobs are three of members of the group of five. Other luminaries are Garret Lisi and Barack Obama.
We all dreamed as life not as it was known, but as we wanted it to be and in Becoming Bono, this mix of being led to another superstar.
He was an ordinary man, Bono aka Paul David Hewson started to become who he is at Mount Temple Comprehensive School in Dublin. There, when he was 15, he met his mates, the three men who would join together and stand together to this day as U2. From the very beginning, they were not content to stay a garage band or merely a darling of the critics.
Reflecting on those early days, Bono reaches for the “wonkish” language of official Washington and says: “We decriminalized ambition.” So though you and I may be unrelated we can be one of these 5 kids that set out in life to DREAM and that led the way to Life, BECOMING LIFE