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Yo-Yo Ma urges for ethical action to shape a better society / MIT News

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World-renowned cellist Yo-Yo Ma made a heartfelt call for ethical action to shape a better society - and played some Bach - while delivering MIT's annual Karl Taylor Compton Lecture before an engrossed campus audience on Monday. Every person, Ma said, has an obligation to "find a way, each, according to your strengths and capacities as citizens, to identify and start chipping away at society's greatest problems." At the same time, he added, we should ask ourselves a separate but related question: "What can we all do together that we can't do alone?" Let us choose the next step in our cultural evolution together," Ma said, eliciting a standing ovation from the MIT crowd.

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