“People ask me what I’m proudest of and what are my biggest frustrations as President. My biggest frustration is that this society hasn’t been willing to take some basic steps to keep guns out of the hands of people who can do damage. We’re the only developed country where this happens. And it happens weekly. Our levels of gun violence are off the charts.”—President Obama sharing the difficulties of trying to change a culture in which school shootings are commonplace.
“Ultimately, you are going to do best at something you care deeply for. But you still have to grind it out. You can get into the mindset where the effort and sweat you put in doesn’t feel like a burden. Your career isn’t always a straight line. Sometimes you have to take a job to pay the bills. And sometimes you take a big risk, like building something called Tumblr.”—President Obama to David Karp at the Tumblr Q&A on education and college affordability.
“We’re constantly looking for new ways to reach new audiences…a lot of Tumblr users are impacted by student debt.”—President Barack Obama at his first-ever Tumblr Q&A on education and college affordability.