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First Lady: I Come First


Barbara Walters, ABC News: "Mrs. Obama, you've recently said something that I thought was very interesting for other women to hear. You said 'you put your own self highest on your priority list.' That sounds selfish?"

Michelle Obama: "No, no, it's practical. It's something that I found I needed to do for quite some time, even before the presidency. And I found it other women, in similar situated balancing career family, trying to do it all and a lot of times we just slip pretty low on our own priority list because we're so busy caring for everyone else. And one of the things that I want to model for my girls is investing in themselves as much as they invest in others."
Perhaps Michelle Obama isn't average. But the average person is selfishly oriented by nature, and so should not reinforce that by subscribing to a doctrine -- a considered, intellectualized manifesto -- of putting oneself first.
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Sophia's Favorite said...

As if we needed more confirmation that the only real difference between Leftists and Objectivists (Ayn Rand's followers) was rhetorical.

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