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What I Know For Sure - Part 8: Power Summary & Analysis

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Oprah was born in 1954, right when the changes of the civil rights movement were starting to gain ground. She reflects on freedom as having a choice. We all need to cherish the gift we have of being able to choose our own path in life. She writes about the power of words and gossip, which can destroy. But words also have the power to heal. She encourages people to uplift and rebuild instead of belittling and demolishing. As a child in 1969, Oprah hears a speech delivered by the Revered Jesse Jackson which changed the way she sees life. It encouraged her to be excellent and to offer the world her best in every circumstance. She then writes about money, cautioning against debt, unnecessary expenses, and materialism. She encourages readers to spend their money in ways that align with the truth of who they...

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