Definitely my final word on Sir Bob Geldof and his efforts to raise awareness about world poverty comes from this quote.
‘I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.’
Whatever the cynics might say - and they do have plenty to say - Sir Bob is one who is clearly not prepared to spend his life sitting comfortably in the warm next to the fire.
I am not qualified to say what his motives are for doing something and frankly I don’t care if he has made a personal fortune from this – good luck to him - he deserves it.
Isn’t it better to see someone try to do something rather than to spend your life criticizing people’s motives or at worst running them down for simply trying to do something that just might make a difference?