Norton’s Bono Fide

Norton's Bono Fide

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Fight Club star Edward Norton is overwhelmed by pop-saint Bono’s ability to deal with politicians he doesn't like. "It's very enlightened to choose to seek as much positive connection as he does, even with the people who are the instruments of these terrible terrible policies,” he says. "In essence it's 'turn the other cheek', 'hate the sin and love the sinner', which is a lot more forgiving… It's saying, 'You're still my brother, I still want you in on this with me, even if I disagree with you. I'm going to find some common ground.'” For those of us whose daily grind doesn’t involve wrangling with world leaders, there’s still room to love the Bono. "It's humbling to realise the degree to which we all indulge in anger, in response to these things,” says Norton. “It's humbling to realise that the people who have affected real change embraced their adversaries. You realise what courage that takes, because it's easier to be angry." Actually Norton, it’s easier to be sick. Very, very sick.

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