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This was posted in the Globe this AM.. it is an older article that apparently has been modified as it speaks to him becoming president.. it took place after his election to head the Harvard Law Review.. did not know all of this..
This is what fueled his unusual path, from childhood in Indonesia, where he grew up, he says, "as a street kid," to adolescence in Hawaii, where he was raised by his grandparents; to college in California and New York, where after graduating he wrote articles for Fortune 500 companies so he could see how the economic system works. He then had a job directing a community organization to advocate for poor blacks in Chicago, then moved on to Harvard Law School, where he hopes to learn more about "the nuts and bolts of how the system works" so he can return to public interest work or electoral politics.Continued...
He says many of his friends were "street urchins," and it was here, on the outskirts of Jakarta, that he says he became aware of the implications and realities of poverty, of "the gaps between the have's and have-nots." Although his family was comfortable financially, "we couldn't afford the fancy American schools in Indonesia," Obama said. When he reached fifth grade, his mother, concerned that he would not get an adequate education in Indonesia, sent him to live with his grandparents in Hawaii.
“We like to say that dependability is more important than ability,” Bill Belichickism....
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