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Oprah Winfrey DELIVERS the 2013 COMMENCEMENT ADDRESS To Harvard University (VIDEO), Cops Honorary DOCTORATE Degree

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Earlier today, Oprah Winfrey received an honorary doctorate from Harvard University and delivered the 2013 commencement address to the university's graduating class.  Watch the video of her inspiring speech inside...

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“It doesn’t matter how far you might rise...At some point, you are bound to stumble. … And when you do, remember this: there is no such thing as failure. Failure is just life trying to move us in another direction.”

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During today's 2013 commencement address, talk show maven and media mogul Oprah Winfrey shared several of her personal "aha" moments with the graduating class of Harvard University. Using her "own" perceived failures as the backdrop of her inspiring speech, she challenged the class to live a life of purpose.

Another poignant moment came when Oprah offered her advice on getting over the inevitable hurdles of life. She suggested that individuals develop an internal GPS and build a resume that doesn't tell the story of what they want to be, but one that tell's "...a story that is really about [their] purpose.”

She added...“When you inevitably stumble and find yourself stuck in a hole...that is the story that will get you out.”

Also,  she received a Doctor of Laws degree and ended by telling the class, "...you now have a chance to better your life, the life of your neighbors and that of your country... When you do that, that's when your story gets really good."

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Prior to her commencement speech, Oprah attended a private event the unversity held in her honor.  


Watch the address here:


Photos via AP

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She deserves honorary

She deserves honorary doctorate degree as she contributed a lot in many works. http://onlinelifeexperiencedegree.org/honorary-doctoral-degrees/
mattthomas's picture

Pursue a life of Purpose -

Pursue a life of Purpose - What does that really mean? Seems to me it is saying that you should pursue an occupation that you feel is noble, helps mankind, may not be profitable but you should pursue it anyway. Can the average young person leaving college, with a mountain of debt, really afford the luxury of a purposeful life, OR will they need to concentrate on taking any job, in this bad economy, that pays the bills. It is easy for an old person like Oprah to throw out these idealistic lifestyles, but are they practical for a young person who has bills and young children to feed. Somehow I dont think so.
cassandra29's picture

She lost touch with reality

She lost touch with reality 30 years ago (SHE <--- doesn't EVEN know how to have a REAL relationship with a MAN....nor experience MotherHood.....she has DEEP ISSUES and needs to WORK on HERSELF) Gayle King is TIRED of eating that Tuna...............
Jesus H. Christ's picture

it is hard to believe that of

it is hard to believe that of Gayle, but with the way oprah nearly kills herself to support any and every dirty gay person, in their evil, and these 2 are always seen together WITHOUT a man, just like melissa and rihanna, I'm beginning to believe it is very true. I think it was her behind all that avalanche of persecution of chris brown because lesbians ALWAYS stand together to destroy men that they hate.
cassandra29's picture

Jesus would have to skip

Jesus would have to skip school that day....or mainline a COCAINE & HEROIN SpeedBall to listen to that Hungry Hippo PREACH To JESUS <-----------/////
Jesus H. Christ's picture

Awesome lady!

Awesome lady!
Awwwww Shucks's picture

Yasss my mentor!!!! Great

Yasss my mentor!!!! Great words of wisdom and advice...

dear oprah winfrey congrats,

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sharon d. sandy's picture

(squints eyes) Wrong site

(squints eyes) Wrong site honey!!!
Ms.Thangfromthe5thflr's picture

love oprah!

love oprah!
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