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Michelle Obama on Barack Being Called “Fine,” Raising Their Daughters & Watching Trash TV

Apr 09, 2024
fighting fear is that it is a complicated emotion because it can keep you going. Sure but it can keep you stuck if you don't learn to decode it, if you don't learn to understand what the fear is that will keep you safe and what the fear is that you need to overcome to grow and learn. My parents made us practice. How to face our fears at an early age. Is incredible. Did you learn that from your parents? I think they learned it in the Opposite way, my grandparents and my paternal grandparents were gripped by the fear, you know, of black men of

their

time moving north thinking they would have expectations of a better life.
michelle obama on barack being called fine raising their daughters watching trash tv
They were both very intelligent but limited by racism and you know. The absence of opportunities, that anger, that bitterness, kept them afraid and closed in, so

their

lives were smaller than they needed and my parents didn't want that for us, they knew that fear could make the world small and I tell that story all the time. the book tour and in the book because fear can do that, yeah, that's why people use it to manipulate us and keep us afraid of each other. I can't imagine anyone would do something like that, yeah, but my plea to people is you.
michelle obama on barack being called fine raising their daughters watching trash tv

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You can always make your world a little bigger and there is always growth and opportunity on the other side of that good fear, so we can't be, we can't let people manipulate us into living small lives and

being

afraid of each other, we should be. I'm very suspicious of that sort of thing, that's great advice. I know you have to go, but I have. I have a little Christmas gift for you. Oh, wait, wait. I also have a gift for you. I'm so glad I almost forgot. Jimmy, this is this wonderful homemade jam, oh no, did you make this?
michelle obama on barack being called fine raising their daughters watching trash tv
No, no, I didn't, but you know, just our traditions, we try to do things that are personal, small, just not, you know, I think. big materialistic things just ruin the spirit of Christmas, oh, so I hope you appreciate this delicious homemade jam that I brought you and what's the problem, well, oh well, I bought you a little something, um, it's also it's also homemade um this I hope uh I hope you like this is um what is this this is Biggie and this is Tupac are ponies ponies Jimmy I know I went a little crazy but I want I don't know why I have a lot of things.
michelle obama on barack being called fine raising their daughters watching trash tv
I thought why not take them to Hawaii. I think they are very good swimmers. In fact, well, at least one for each of the girls. Yes, that's right, one for each of the girls. They pass them on. Thank you so much. for

being

here and I would also like to tell our audience tonight that Mrs. Obama has a copy of her book The Light We Carry for each and every one of you. Thank you very much for being here. Merry Christmas, we will be back with Mark Maron.

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