Oprah Winfrey is back in the USA after spending quality time with her girls at the school she opened in South Africa.
Oprah emailed fans about her students:
They were all stressed for tests, but doing fine, No major crisis this trip. I love being with them and talking to them about all things important. When I’m there I’m talking from the time I get up till I go to bed, about EVERYTHING teenage girls are going through. It’s the same all over the world.
There is nothing like leaving the USA to get a deeper appreciation of the freedoms we sometimes take for granted.
Back in 2007 Oprah opened the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa. These young women have been given an amazing life changing opportunity. You think Oprah would be proud and sit back and take joy in her charitable accomplishment. No, not Miss Oprah Winfrey. Leave it up to Oprah to outdo herself.
Oprah has now decided that she will be teaching a class titled, “Life 101″ to the 12th grade girls this fall.
Ms. Winfrey said about her new role as teacher,
I’m going back this fall to teach a class; calling it Life 101… All the stuff I wish someone had told me about how the world works. Should be fun since I love to teach. And they’re like sponges. Like 12th graders everywhere, this first class is both anxious and excited about going to college.
When Chris Rock was last on the show he said ‘real wealth is having options.’ I now stress to my girls that education prepares you to have options. Without it you have none.
The best thing about this story is that Oprah has decided to teach them something they can actually use later in life. Schools don’t really teach you life skills. Schools don’t even teach you simple stuff like it’s not what you know, but who you know.
Nor do they teach you simple stuff like having a positive attitude actually improves your life because it makes good things happen for you.
I love Oprah. The stunts she performs sometimes brings me to tears. If every person of Oprah’s stature would give back to the world in a manner that Oprah does the world would be a much better place. Her students are blessed in abundance and have no reason not to succeed.
Do you or do you not just love you some Oprah Winfrey?