Tim Cook On Speaking Up For Equality

Tim Cook On Speaking Up For Equality


>>ONE OF THE THINGS YOU CHANGED ABOUT THE COMPANY IS THAT IT
DIDN’T HAVE A CHARITABLE COMPONENT BEFORE AND YOU’VE MADE
THAT AN IMPORTANT PART OF THE WORK YOU DO FOR HUMAN RIGHTS AND
EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES.>>RIGHT.>>Stephen: YOU, YOURSELF CAME
OUT AS GAY RECENTLY. WAS THAT AN UPGRADE OR JUST A
FEATURE THAT HAD NOT BEEN TURNED ON? ( LAUGHTER )
( APPLAUSE ) BEFORE. ( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )
AND THE REASON I ASK, THE REASON I ASK IS THAT EXPERIENCE OF
GROWING UP IN ALABAMA AS SORT OF A RESIDENT OUTSIDER BECAUSE OF
YOUR SEXUALITY, DID THAT INFORM IN ANY WAY YOUR TRYING TO HELP
PEOPLE WHO ARE IN HARDSHIP AROUND THE WORLD?>>IT DID, YEAH. IN ALL HONESTY, EVERY DAY I COME
TO WORK I HAVE RIGHT IN FRONT OF MY DESK I HAVE A PHOTO OF ROBERT
KENNEDY AND A PHOTO OF DR. KING, AND EVERY DAY I SORT OF ASK
MYSELF– IT WAS DR. KING’S QUOTE THAT SAID, “LIFE’S MOST
PERSISTENT AND URGENT QUESTION IS ‘WHAT ARE YOU DOING FOR
OTHERS? ‘” AND IT BECAME SO CLEAR TO ME
KIDS WERE GETTING BULLIED IN SCHOOL. KIDS WERE GETTING DISCRIMINATED
AGAINST. KIDS WERE EVEN BEING DISCLAIMED
BY THEIR OWN PARENTS THEY NEEDED TO DO SOMETHING, AND THAT WHERE
I VALUED MY PRIVACY SIGNIFICANTLY, I FELT THAT I WAS
VALUING IT TOO FAR ABOVE WHAT I COULD DO FOR OTHER PEOPLE. AND SO I WANTED TO TELL EVERYONE
MY TRUTH. AND MANY PEOPLE ALREADY KNEW,
AND SO TO MANY PEOPLE IT WAS NO REVELATION. IT WAS LIKE THIS– IT’S LIKE
DISCOVERING SOMETHING ON YURKS iPHONE IT’S ALWAYS DONE BUT YOU
YOU DIDN’T QUITE KNOW IT, RIGHT? ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: INTERESTING, INTERESTING.>>AND SO, YOU KNOW, IT WASN’T A
REVELATION TO A LOT OF PEOPLE THEY WORK WITH. BUT IT WAS MAYBE TO THE BROADER
WORLD. AND I FELT A TREMENDOUS
RESPONSIBILITY TO DO IT.

14 Comments

  1. I hate this fucking guy, be gay whatever but dont bring you gayness to apple. my phone looks like a fucking fruit basket.

  2. TIMCOOK is the most stupid man alive,, tell everyone your gay and also
    tell the president you wont put factories in the USA to create more jobs
    again,, burn up that piece of shit 1979 trade agreement act, it
    destroys American jobs. Tax them fk tard overseas CEOS 80 percent or
    more to see for yourself the economy in America will grow fast,, JOBs
    will open after CEO's move factories back to the USA, make CEOs
    dependent on American workers. Don't let CEO's use loopholes to destroy
    American Jobs

  3. Equality , yea, but you make a 200 dollar phone 1,599 dollars to promote elitism. But equality is cool to talk about, sure

  4. He needs a new head of user interface optimization and a hardware designer who care about the users. Not trying to impress anyone but just fucking listen to users.

  5. I am gay i am 24 and I can never come out, and I feel like my life would be much different and being who I am would help me become what I want to become.

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