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What I Know For Sure - Part 2: Resilience Summary & Analysis

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Oprah Winfrey was born out of wedlock as the result of a onetime union between her parents. Her birth was marked by "regret, hiding, and shame" and she had a very lonely childhood, often feeling unworthy. Since then, she has learned that "we are each responsible for our own life" (33). When faced with life's challenges, she recommends that one adjust their metaphorical footing and bring themselves back to the present moment.

For years, Oprah hid the fact that she was sexually abused as a child and gave birth at 14, to a baby who only lived a few weeks. When the secret of her pregnancy was leaked to the tabloids, Oprah was devastated. However, she soon discovered that no one treated her differently or looked down upon her. She has been liberated by the truth being out there and she realizes that holding on...

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