Michelle O: Barack ‘has dragged me kicking and screaming into things I wanted no part of’

Michelle O: Barack ‘has dragged me kicking and screaming into things I wanted no part of’

[Ed. – She should only know how real that feeling is is for some of his ‘subjects.’]

In a question and answer session at Stanford Center at Peking University in Beijing, China, First Lady Michelle Obama said that sometimes one needs to do things she’s uncomfortable with. She made the comments in response to a question about studying abroad.

“For me, I prefer to — the relationship — the commerce relationship between — the future.  So in this program, I think I cannot only learn about the language, the American cultures, but also I can take some courses on this field.  So in this way, I cannot promote myself on this field, but also, what is most important I think is to learn — to understand — to make a better understanding on the United States cultureand people.  And I think it’s really important for people, especially young generation, to have some time to go abroad, to live and study there so in this way they can build a deeper understanding with each other,” said a graduate student at Peking University.

The first lady responded, “Excellent.  And one thing that you pointed out that I think it’s important to consider is not letting fear be your guide. And that’s oftentimes what holds many young people back from doing fabulous things.

Let’s take my husband, for example.  He has dragged me kicking and screaming into things that I wanted no parts of.  (Laughter.)  And a lot of it was because of fear — the fear of making mistakes, the fear of not knowing, the fear of uncertainty, the fear of leaving your comfort zone.

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