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Title: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: MrsZoo on December 07, 2018, 06:11:51 PM
Love this so so much ❤️ - especially Bonoís Paul McGuiness impression 32 and a half minutes in. Link: https://youtu.be/t7hf7Q7w_NE
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: skelter on December 07, 2018, 06:25:15 PM
Thanks!!! Can't this guy take a proper vacation like Adam or Edge? I think he will break his public appearances for Christmas soon.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: MrsZoo on December 07, 2018, 06:30:18 PM
Too right! I donít know how he does it really. I hope he has a proper rest soon.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: wons on December 08, 2018, 01:40:10 PM
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Love this so so much ❤️ - especially Bonoís Paul McGuiness impression 32 and a half minutes in. Link: https://youtu.be/t7hf7Q7w_NE

Great interview! Good one Bono!
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: shineinthesummernight on December 08, 2018, 03:54:07 PM
He is so wise and articulate.  I've learned so much from him over the years.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: JTNash on December 08, 2018, 07:59:30 PM
Bono is a cool guy.  Iíd love to talk to him
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: shineinthesummernight on December 08, 2018, 08:36:40 PM
Me, too, JT.  He's so gracious and kind.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: 73October on December 09, 2018, 03:22:40 PM
Loved watching this.  Bono looks more relaxed than at the end of the E&I tour.  He did say that the tour was particularly hard for him when he was method acting and also touching a lot of emotional subject matter.  He talked of the band in present tense, so I think it's business as usual...nothing to be concerned about?!
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: JTNash on December 09, 2018, 05:39:12 PM
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Me, too, JT.  He's so gracious and kind.
if I ever get the chance Iíll tell him shine said hi!  In my meet Bono fantasy, we talk over dinner and drinks!  He tells me all the cool things about the world he has seen, and the secrets of a long marriage!

Ah Iím lame and old, so itís an early dinner I cannot drink and party all night like the old days
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: shineinthesummernight on December 09, 2018, 06:33:18 PM
Thanks, JT.  Dinner with Bono, what a thought!
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: JTNash on December 09, 2018, 08:40:57 PM
Since this is sort of related what would you ask him in an interview?

I want to know which of his songs is his favorite and why?

Whatís he most proud of?

And whatís his greatest joy in life?
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: wons on December 09, 2018, 11:48:33 PM
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Me, too, JT.  He's so gracious and kind.


Ah Iím lame and old, so itís an early dinner I cannot drink and party all night like the old days

I think you could still do it, as long as you do it in moderation.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: JFW on December 10, 2018, 05:59:48 AM
Before I spend 30 minutes of my live to Bono (ok am listening to Joshua Tree at the moment), what's it about?
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: wons on December 10, 2018, 09:04:11 AM
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Before I spend 30 minutes of my live to Bono (ok am listening to Joshua Tree at the moment), what's it about?

Its about the One Campaign and the Red Campaign.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: Tortuga on December 10, 2018, 09:13:35 AM
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Before I spend 30 minutes of my live to Bono (ok am listening to Joshua Tree at the moment), what's it about?
Its nothing you havenít heard before if youíre a big U2 Fan.  The first 10 minutes or so are the host gooing over Bono and then it gets really boring.


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Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: 73October on December 10, 2018, 11:02:26 AM
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Before I spend 30 minutes of my live to Bono (ok am listening to Joshua Tree at the moment), what's it about?
Its nothing you havenít heard before if youíre a big U2 Fan.  The first 10 minutes or so are the host gooing over Bono and then it gets really boring.

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Eh, since when is Bono boring? I know he says things time and time again.  But he's informative, entertaining and funny. 
You need more than 30 minutes with Bono. 
I spent my hour at 1.30am and stayed awake throughout.  Couldn't sleep, although felt much more relaxed and sleepier after that!
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: wons on December 10, 2018, 01:22:37 PM
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Before I spend 30 minutes of my live to Bono (ok am listening to Joshua Tree at the moment), what's it about?
Its nothing you havenít heard before if youíre a big U2 Fan.  The first 10 minutes or so are the host gooing over Bono and then it gets really boring.


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Boring according to the fan that likes to SIT DOWN at U2 shows.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: JFW on December 10, 2018, 04:50:48 PM
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Before I spend 30 minutes of my live to Bono (ok am listening to Joshua Tree at the moment), what's it about?
Its nothing you havenít heard before if youíre a big U2 Fan.  The first 10 minutes or so are the host gooing over Bono and then it gets really boring.


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Boring according to the fan that likes to SIT DOWN at U2 shows.
Haha, boys and girls this is going the wrong direction. I would sit down when it's boring as well  ;).

I get your point. I hated the campaign voor "Bono's organisation" before  during and after the show, but did enjoy the show  :).

Maybe I'll watch it
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: shineinthesummernight on December 10, 2018, 05:26:38 PM
I confess, I get bored hearing about the content (Bono's charities, although God love him for doing it); nevertheless, the man's manner of speaking, accent, inflections, smile, etc. are still priceless.  He's still a fascinating person and one of this age"s great philanthropists and personalities.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: fodiktet on December 10, 2018, 10:32:42 PM
Also, he's always maintained a great sense of humor over the years, as shown in this video.

One of the things I love about Bono is that he is quick to make fun of himself and talk about his short comings, not in a forced way but in really honest way, he's very humble and you can see that he's human like all of us - vulnerable, self-loathing and definitely not perfect in any sense of the word, but he has a great fear of failure and strives to be the best he can

He's always quick to point out things he's gotten wrong, and what I've noticed is that he aims to speak at the level of others, not down to others,
I really notice him trying to achieve this in interviews and interactions with people.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: u2music on December 11, 2018, 06:34:02 AM
He really isn't Bono, he's actually Bono Vox.  At least, that's what they called him way back in the day.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: JTNash on December 11, 2018, 08:03:55 AM
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I confess, I get bored hearing about the content (Bono's charities, although God love him for doing it); nevertheless, the man's manner of speaking, accent, inflections, smile, etc. are still priceless.  He's still a fascinating person and one of this age"s great philanthropists and personalities.
he talks about this in the interview, but he has always seemed to live by this
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: shineinthesummernight on December 11, 2018, 01:50:31 PM
I really respect Bono for what he does to contribute.  Sometimes I just get tired of hearing about it.  My bad, I think.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: JTNash on December 11, 2018, 02:04:34 PM
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I really respect Bono for what he does to contribute.  Sometimes I just get tired of hearing about it.  My bad, I think.
Americans eat up celebrity so I think we wear it out by asking him and taking pictures of him and having him speak.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: laoghaire on December 12, 2018, 09:30:07 AM
He's a genius and I don't say that lightly.

There are some seriously deep philosophical and ethical concepts that he is referring to in there. It's easy to blow off because he sums them up in little slogans or whatever but you know he's done the work unpacking these ideas and isn't just parroting one liners.

I know most of the concepts he has said before, but that doesn't bring down the astuteness.

Might watch again and take notes. But one example, and I know he's been saying it for years, is the charity vs justice concept which sounds like not a big deal but it is. I had been reading through Malcolm Gladwell's books and partway through the first one I was thinking, man, Bono should read this. Then had similar thoughts at various points in other books, and finally heard Edge somewhere saying that they had in fact been reading him. Anyway there's a whole book dedicated to the importance of justice, and I know that it was merely one leeettle itty bitty piece of the philosophy he's been sewing together. And he reads a lot thicker stuff than Gladwell to be sure.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: JTNash on December 12, 2018, 10:49:56 AM
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He's a genius and I don't say that lightly.

There are some seriously deep philosophical and ethical concepts that he is referring to in there. It's easy to blow off because he sums them up in little slogans or whatever but you know he's done the work unpacking these ideas and isn't just parroting one liners.

I know most of the concepts he has said before, but that doesn't bring down the astuteness.

Might watch again and take notes. But one example, and I know he's been saying it for years, is the charity vs justice concept which sounds like not a big deal but it is. I had been reading through Malcolm Gladwell's books and partway through the first one I was thinking, man, Bono should read this. Then had similar thoughts at various points in other books, and finally heard Edge somewhere saying that they had in fact been reading him. Anyway there's a whole book dedicated to the importance of justice, and I know that it was merely one leeettle itty bitty piece of the philosophy he's been sewing together. And he reads a lot thicker stuff than Gladwell to be sure.
thatís what I would do
If I didnít work read more
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: Luzita on December 13, 2018, 12:48:51 PM
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He's a genius and I don't say that lightly.

There are some seriously deep philosophical and ethical concepts that he is referring to in there. It's easy to blow off because he sums them up in little slogans or whatever but you know he's done the work unpacking these ideas and isn't just parroting one liners.

I know most of the concepts he has said before, but that doesn't bring down the astuteness.

Might watch again and take notes. But one example, and I know he's been saying it for years, is the charity vs justice concept which sounds like not a big deal but it is. I had been reading through Malcolm Gladwell's books and partway through the first one I was thinking, man, Bono should read this. Then had similar thoughts at various points in other books, and finally heard Edge somewhere saying that they had in fact been reading him. Anyway there's a whole book dedicated to the importance of justice, and I know that it was merely one leeettle itty bitty piece of the philosophy he's been sewing together. And he reads a lot thicker stuff than Gladwell to be sure.
I agree. He is a geniusó in more than one sense.

Thereís ďgeniusĒ in the sense of having Mensa levels of intelligence. I think all four guys probably qualify in that regard. Then thereís ďgeniusĒ in the sense of making remarkable contributions that leave a lasting mark on a field of endeavor. Edge is a genius in that sense when it comes to music. Bono is a genius in that sense across multiple fields.


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Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: shineinthesummernight on December 13, 2018, 04:48:27 PM
I'm curious--what makes you think that Edge, Adam and Larry have super high IQ's?  I'm not saying that that is not possible, but I'm just curious as to what the evidence is to base that on.  In Bono's case, I think there's no doubt that the man is extraordinarily gifted:  intellectually, artistically, and social intelligence-wise.  An all-around amazing personality and character, and yet grounded in humility and faith.  Such a rare and extraordinary combination of traits.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: JTNash on December 13, 2018, 06:53:46 PM
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I'm curious--what makes you think that Edge, Adam and Larry have super high IQ's?  I'm not saying that that is not possible, but I'm just curious as to what the evidence is to base that on.  In Bono's case, I think there's no doubt that the man is extraordinarily gifted:  intellectually, artistically, and social intelligence-wise.  An all-around amazing personality and character, and yet grounded in humility and faith.  Such a rare and extraordinary combination of traits.
and had ADHD!  Undiagnosed most likely but I love that about him
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: laoghaire on December 13, 2018, 07:29:23 PM
What? Where did you hear he has ADHD? Wow, he manages things really well, keeps his schedule, always prepared. Obviously incredibly focused but could be a hyperfocuser. But people with hyperfocus often have trouble shifting gears. If he has ADHD he has its ass kicked. But a lot of people with ADHD are really brilliant, so I am curious if he really has it or not.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: JTNash on December 13, 2018, 07:50:42 PM
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What? Where did you hear he has ADHD? Wow, he manages things really well, keeps his schedule, always prepared. Obviously incredibly focused but could be a hyperfocuser. But people with hyperfocus often have trouble shifting gears. If he has ADHD he has its ass kicked. But a lot of people with ADHD are really brilliant, so I am curious if he really has it or not.
I have it, itís just a guess.  But hyper focus is our super power.  When we get into something nothing breaks our focus.  And he totally does that!  Then forgets the lyrics to his own songs and canít pay attention to the road when driving.  Classic ADHD. And I love it!  I love when he says stupid things because he has no filter.  I love his flaws. I have a lot of the same ones and it makes me feel like itís gonna be ok when I say something dumb in a meeting lol.  I didnít say Amy Shumer can fight Isis to Congress!  I actually got what he meant about that statement but it came out wrong poor guy

Bono is my spirt animal
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: laoghaire on December 13, 2018, 08:04:06 PM
Hmm, the driving thing is interesting.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: JTNash on December 13, 2018, 08:17:51 PM
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Hmm, the driving thing is interesting.
also the accidents through His whole life ADHD itís classic, I donít think itís abnormal itís just one of the many types of human brains, and most are brilliant that have it. But we hate to do anything that doesnít interest us.
Title: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: Luzita on December 13, 2018, 08:19:45 PM
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I'm curious--what makes you think that Edge, Adam and Larry have super high IQ's?  I'm not saying that that is not possible, but I'm just curious as to what the evidence is to base that on.  In Bono's case, I think there's no doubt that the man is extraordinarily gifted:  intellectually, artistically, and social intelligence-wise.  An all-around amazing personality and character, and yet grounded in humility and faith.  Such a rare and extraordinary combination of traits.
I totally agree with your assessment of Bonoís gifts.

As to how I know about their IQs ó I donít know for sure, of course, Iím just guessing. Mensa level means top 2%, which is actually a lot of people. Iíve known plenty. I suspect itís true for lots of people on this board; I think U2 attract more than their share.

In guessing at their IQ Iím going by the way they talk, you can just tell. And by the things theyíve accomplished. Bono and Edge are definitely in that range, probably at the high end. Adam and Larry Iím less sure of, esp. Larry because he talks less so heís harder to get a read on. But theyíre certainly smart, I think most likely Mensa level as well.


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Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: laoghaire on December 13, 2018, 08:20:54 PM
You're right, it's a type of normal.

Hmm, the accidents.
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Post by: summerholly on December 13, 2018, 10:00:50 PM
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I'm curious--what makes you think that Edge, Adam and Larry have super high IQ's?  I'm not saying that that is not possible, but I'm just curious as to what the evidence is to base that on.  In Bono's case, I think there's no doubt that the man is extraordinarily gifted:  intellectually, artistically, and social intelligence-wise.  An all-around amazing personality and character, and yet grounded in humility and faith.  Such a rare and extraordinary combination of traits.

IQ is an interesting concept.  As a scientist myself I know some extraordinarily smart people in fields of mathematics, physics etc but oh my sometimes their social intelligence and ability to context their work can be annoyingly dumb.   Whereas I know people who are not geniuses in those fields but they have an amazing ability to understand and context what is required and work with those geniuses to achieve and communicate the desired outcomes.  Who is smarter I don't know.  It is a team effort a bit like U2 LOL.

Both Edge and Bono are gifted possibly in different areas, I don't know about Adam and Larry, they are clearly musical but in terms of super IQ that is difficult to gauge.  I tend to think of Stephen Hawkings when I think of a super high IQ, now his mind really blows me away. 

Bono has a great deal of social intelligence and is very artistic and is clearly a very clear and strategic thinker and has a deep understanding of human emotion and the bigger picture and is able to articulate all of this clearly.   
Title: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: Luzita on December 14, 2018, 03:45:05 AM
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I'm curious--what makes you think that Edge, Adam and Larry have super high IQ's?  I'm not saying that that is not possible, but I'm just curious as to what the evidence is to base that on.  In Bono's case, I think there's no doubt that the man is extraordinarily gifted:  intellectually, artistically, and social intelligence-wise.  An all-around amazing personality and character, and yet grounded in humility and faith.  Such a rare and extraordinary combination of traits.

IQ is an interesting concept.  As a scientist myself I know some extraordinarily smart people in fields of mathematics, physics etc but oh my sometimes their social intelligence and ability to context their work can be annoyingly dumb.   Whereas I know people who are not geniuses in those fields but they have an amazing ability to understand and context what is required and work with those geniuses to achieve and communicate the desired outcomes.  Who is smarter I don't know.  It is a team effort a bit like U2 LOL.

Both Edge and Bono are gifted possibly in different areas, I don't know about Adam and Larry, they are clearly musical but in terms of super IQ that is difficult to gauge.  I tend to think of Stephen Hawkings when I think of a super high IQ, now his mind really blows me away. 

Bono has a great deal of social intelligence and is very artistic and is clearly a very clear and strategic thinker and has a deep understanding of human emotion and the bigger picture and is able to articulate all of this clearly.
It is certainly true that highly intelligent people are not always very sensible, much less wise. I think Bono is actually wise as well as smart ó which is not to say he doesnít have his foibles.

Stephen Hawking was at the tail end of the tail in terms of IQ. RIP.


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Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: summerholly on December 14, 2018, 05:33:12 AM
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I'm curious--what makes you think that Edge, Adam and Larry have super high IQ's?  I'm not saying that that is not possible, but I'm just curious as to what the evidence is to base that on.  In Bono's case, I think there's no doubt that the man is extraordinarily gifted:  intellectually, artistically, and social intelligence-wise.  An all-around amazing personality and character, and yet grounded in humility and faith.  Such a rare and extraordinary combination of traits.

IQ is an interesting concept.  As a scientist myself I know some extraordinarily smart people in fields of mathematics, physics etc but oh my sometimes their social intelligence and ability to context their work can be annoyingly dumb.   Whereas I know people who are not geniuses in those fields but they have an amazing ability to understand and context what is required and work with those geniuses to achieve and communicate the desired outcomes.  Who is smarter I don't know.  It is a team effort a bit like U2 LOL.

Both Edge and Bono are gifted possibly in different areas, I don't know about Adam and Larry, they are clearly musical but in terms of super IQ that is difficult to gauge.  I tend to think of Stephen Hawkings when I think of a super high IQ, now his mind really blows me away. 

Bono has a great deal of social intelligence and is very artistic and is clearly a very clear and strategic thinker and has a deep understanding of human emotion and the bigger picture and is able to articulate all of this clearly.
It is certainly true that highly intelligent people are not always very sensible, much less wise. I think Bono is actually wise as well as smart ó which is not to say he doesnít have his foibles.

Stephen Hawking was at the tail end of the tail in terms of IQ. RIP.


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He would certainly be top 0.003% of the population it has been thought.  Although I don't think Stephen ever revealed his IQ if indeed he ever took one, he didn't agree with quoting ones IQ.   

Yep Bono is wise and smart.  Quite a character really.

 

 
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: laoghaire on December 14, 2018, 09:22:42 AM
Another topic he brushed on was the squandering of human potential, by way of extreme poverty, serious and preventable illness (malaria, HIV, etc.), and other examples of unjustness.

He said that love is the realizing of potential in others and in yourself.

Again, sounds like a quick slogan but I know he could talk for days, quoting philosophers, scientists, economists, theologists, and so on to describe various aspects of this concept. It's tied in with One and Red, of course, but also with band members, in marriages, as parents, and even how you do your job whatever it may be. It's arguably what Jesus tried to get us to understand, what is meant by John's words, "friends, let us love one another."

We have to carry our own weight but some of us have foisted our weights onto others - and then blame those others for staggering under it. Whether that's through exploitation, oppression, abuse, or similar, it is unjust, and calling any repairs to that "charity" ignores the issue of justice and allows us to pretend we all had an equal go of it, and that we are superior for supposedly taking back a tiny fraction of that weight.

Screwtape would be whispering such things into our ears.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: JTNash on December 14, 2018, 11:08:52 AM
Heís such a good person, yet he get hate spewed at him. 

Thatís so profound, I hope he writes a book one day, one all his own thoughts.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: 73October on December 22, 2018, 09:07:23 AM
Bono did say in the interview he had a multi-personality disorder.  This is known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and is a psychiatric disorder where more than two personalities try and take control of the individual's life. 
It can lead to forgetfulness/memory loss.
I really don't want to get into the causes that has led Bono to develop this trait (it may be something other than the death of Iris) - but it is something that stems from childhood.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: laoghaire on December 22, 2018, 09:19:30 AM
My take on that comment was that he was joking.

Sure, he is a "nice bunch of guys" but that's very different from DID.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: JTNash on December 22, 2018, 11:30:41 AM
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Bono did say in the interview he had a multi-personality disorder.  This is known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and is a psychiatric disorder where more than two personalities try and take control of the individual's life. 
It can lead to forgetfulness/memory loss.
I really don't want to get into the causes that has led Bono to develop this trait (it may be something other than the death of Iris) - but it is something that stems from childhood.
I think he was joking totally joking.

If he has ADHD he has not been diagnosed.  He doesnít seem to have anything majorly wrong with him.  I have ADHD and I donít think itís a big deal
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: JTNash on December 22, 2018, 05:36:32 PM
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I live together with highly gifted people (husband and kids). I see a lot of similarities with Bono. They forget a lot, lose their words in conversations, are very sensitive, into art, they loath themselves, speak before they think, ... They seem out of focus but they are actually processing a lot of things. I met Bono twice and his behaviour is a lot like that. And when I hear/read about his behaviour at school and in general as a child, Iím almost sure heís highly gifted.

I donít know about the other 3. They are certainly smart, but not the same as Bono I think.
many people with ADHD are gifted thinking of a lot of things is what aDHD is like. 
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: shineinthesummernight on December 22, 2018, 08:44:20 PM
I am quite certain that Bono has ADHD.  I do not believe he has multiple personality disorder; that was a joke.  My boss has ADHD and exhibits similar compulsively organized traits.  It's a coping mechanism and seems to work quite well w/ Bono. 
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: JTNash on December 22, 2018, 09:53:55 PM
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I am quite certain that Bono has ADHD.  I do not believe he has multiple personality disorder; that was a joke.  My boss has ADHD and exhibits similar compulsively organized traits.  It's a coping mechanism and seems to work quite well w/ Bono.
yup!  ADHD isnít all bad, we are creative and think fast and can hyper focus!  It just the way we are we donít know any different I donít see it as a bad thing.
 I think I relate to Bono because I identify with his personality or behaviors or the ADHD whatever it is
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: shineinthesummernight on December 23, 2018, 12:37:15 PM
I can relate to him, too.  I don't really have ADHD, but am at the end of the normal continuum probably ;)
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: Luzita on December 23, 2018, 02:37:15 PM
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Bono did say in the interview he had a multi-personality disorder.  This is known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and is a psychiatric disorder where more than two personalities try and take control of the individual's life. 
It can lead to forgetfulness/memory loss.
I really don't want to get into the causes that has led Bono to develop this trait (it may be something other than the death of Iris) - but it is something that stems from childhood.
That was definitely a joke. He has a very complex personality and is full of contradictions, but he doesnít have multiple personality.


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Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: summerholly on December 23, 2018, 05:58:27 PM
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Bono did say in the interview he had a multi-personality disorder.  This is known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and is a psychiatric disorder where more than two personalities try and take control of the individual's life. 
It can lead to forgetfulness/memory loss.
I really don't want to get into the causes that has led Bono to develop this trait (it may be something other than the death of Iris) - but it is something that stems from childhood.
That was definitely a joke. He has a very complex personality and is full of contradictions, but he doesnít have multiple personality.


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No definitely not.  We can often have different personality elements within ourselves that we display to suit various social or work settings, I know I do, but true multiple personality disorder is a very serious medical condition and can be very debilitating and definitely not one that I have ever associated with Bono!.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: 73October on December 24, 2018, 12:16:38 PM
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Bono did say in the interview he had a multi-personality disorder.  This is known as Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) and is a psychiatric disorder where more than two personalities try and take control of the individual's life. 
It can lead to forgetfulness/memory loss.
I really don't want to get into the causes that has led Bono to develop this trait (it may be something other than the death of Iris) - but it is something that stems from childhood.
That was definitely a joke. He has a very complex personality and is full of contradictions, but he doesnít have multiple personality.


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No definitely not.  We can often have different personality elements within ourselves that we display to suit various social or work settings, I know I do, but true multiple personality disorder is a very serious medical condition and can be very debilitating and definitely not one that I have ever associated with Bono!.

Me neither, which is why I was surprised when he said it.  He did appear to say it with seriousness and was candid.  So whatever his 'multi personality disorder' is, it is something that is part of him in some shape or form (as we all suspect).
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: shineinthesummernight on December 24, 2018, 11:34:24 PM
I believe that Bono was just referring to the fact that he is often a contradiction in terms:  a braggart, yet insecure; a Christian, yet somewhat of a philistine; a musician, but not always technically proficient; a philanthropist, yet obscenely rich.  That sort of thing...
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: MrsZoo on January 01, 2019, 05:05:16 PM
I agree. Donít think itís anything more than that.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: laoghaire on January 02, 2019, 11:54:38 AM
While he does have multiple facets of his personailty - in an eccentric but not abnormal way - honestly the real answer to "how can you do all that" is "tremendous amounts of energy."

His intelligence and focus allow him to be very productive with that energy, but I think the energy is the big factor.

He has so much energy he can burn up a stage and give 20,000+ people a lift. Some people give energy to small numbers of people - a cheerful cashier at the store, a friend who perks you up, a sports coach that gives confidence to a team. He's got that with a significant multiplier.

And THEN he can still make calls, take meetings, write notes, do research, appear on TV making a speech, solve problems, read to expand his mind, etc.

If I picture myself jumping into his shoes for a day, I feel like if I had a show that night, I'd basically be in my hotel room all day resting up. And he's taking lunch with people, jetting down to Texas to receive an award from W, and basically a full schedule. Oh, I think he's dialled it back since his NDE (near death experience) but still.

Some people have a lot of energy but not the ability to make the best of it. He hit the jackpot with all the characteristics to make the most. The other guys are also clearly high energy but Bono's is just insane. (In a very good way).
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: laoghaire on January 02, 2019, 02:05:30 PM
God he must be a pain in the ass.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: shineinthesummernight on January 02, 2019, 07:05:33 PM
Good points about his energy level, Laoghaire.  Also, I think his focus is very good and allows him to concentrate his energies very well.  Indeed, a rare combination of traits, but all humbly in the service of good.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: laoghaire on January 03, 2019, 01:48:52 PM
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He said that love is the realizing of potential in others and in yourself.

Just going back to that concept again, here's another aspect - and there are many more, of course.

If God is Love, as attested in 1 John 4, then Love's creation of humans was, literally, the act of realizing human potential - and thus creation was a fundamental act of love.

If we are made in God's image, the command to love one another can be fulfilled by mirroring, in our limited way, this act of realizing human potential. Thus, when we do that, we are acting in God's image, even if rather feebly.

When we help another person realize their potential (the act of love) we also realize our own potential.

And this, my friends, magnifies God's creation.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: summerholly on January 03, 2019, 10:31:34 PM
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He said that love is the realizing of potential in others and in yourself.

Just going back to that concept again, here's another aspect - and there are many more, of course.

If God is Love, as attested in 1 John 4, then Love's creation of humans was, literally, the act of realizing human potential - and thus creation was a fundamental act of love.

If we are made in God's image, the command to love one another can be fulfilled by mirroring, in our limited way, this act of realizing human potential. Thus, when we do that, we are acting in God's image, even if rather feebly.

When we help another person realize their potential (the act of love) we also realize our own potential.

And this, my friends, magnifies God's creation.

My job as a mentor at work is to help young people realise their potential and in doing so make sure we have succession for the good of the industry and the region moving into the future.  I don't see it as love, I just want to see the industry prosper and be sustainable and I am getting paid to do it.    I prefer teaching my working dogs to reach their potential, now that is a real love job lol and makes me feel good.   I will leave the loving of humanity to better people than me and Bono and God.
Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: Luzita on January 08, 2019, 10:21:49 AM
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God he must be a pain in the ass.

Yes, Iíve sometimes thought about this. He must often be quite insufferable. Yet his friends and family have all stuck by him, which goes to show how much he has going for him on the positive side of the ledger.


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Title: Re: Looooong Bono interview, Chicago, 6th Dec
Post by: shineinthesummernight on January 08, 2019, 12:39:44 PM
He may be a pain at times, but he's curious, intelligent, and loyal to a fault I do believe.  Someone like that inspires unconditional love.