The first-person story that, as Oprah says, puts "a human face on topics" is an important part of the show's success. Perhaps Oprah's most attractive quality, and one that sets her apart from other daytime hosts, is that she abhors the celebration of victimhood. She succeeded despite a childhood of abuse, and her own experience left her with very little tolerance for people who indulge in self-pity or blame cruel fate for their troubles. She often features regular people or, even better, celebrities, who have met challenges in their lives.
“Trouble” is my middle name, too…and my daughter happens to share it..although I think we call it moxie and spunk:)
Thank you for sharing this list of questions. I understand the “purpose” well. I have known one friend well for four years, and only in the past few weeks has she “discovered” I work in energy. How could you be in my life and *not* know that about me, it is what I live and breathe and am. But she didn’t. Sometimes I am so transparent with World, I need to be most aware of those around me.
The answers to the questions come readily to me; as you reflect, it is the sharing, the inspiration, the knowing that is the gift in it all:)