Transcript for Oprah Winfrey on What She Still Wants to Accomplish
I can't believe that you're 60. Me either! You don't look it. And isn't that the age, though? That's the one that pulled me up, you know. All these years, I've been one of those people who say, "Oh, women shouldn't deny their age." But you got to be careful with 60 'cause people have their idea of what that is, you know? They have their fixed idea. They start to say, "Oh, where's your aarp card?" And, "You want your senior citizen's...?" So, any regrets? I don't have any. Really? No. I don't have any. Don't say, I don't know, what, "I wish I'd married. I wish I had children"? Oh, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. And you told me I was gonna regret it one day. That's the one thing I didn't do that you told me. Because I don't think I would have been the kind of mother that I would have needed to be. 'Cause a mother, to me, means sacrifice. It means you got to give up. I could not have had the life or the career in the way that I had it if I'd chosen to have children. So, while we're talking about children, I will ask a question about Stedman. Is he still in your life? Are you kidding? He is still more in my life than ever. As we grow together, as we get older together, he becomes a more affirming and more loving part of my life than he's ever been. Whoa! I've interviewed Oprah many times before. One of the most memorable was the first, when she was just 34. How did you get to be this? Somewhere, I've always known that I was born for greatness in my life. A lot of people misunderstood that. "Who does she think she is?" "She is born for greatness." I used to be afraid of being full of myself. I used to apologize. What I was saying is, "I knew my life was gonna go beyond that front porch of my grandmother's." How did you know? I could feel it in my own spirit. We all have that inner voice that's there to guide you. Looking at Oprah today, it's hard to believe how modest and uncertain her early life was. She was a child born into poverty to a poor, unwed teenage mother. When she was 9, she was raped by a teenage cousin. In the next few years, she was molested several times by relatives and family friends. By the time she was 14, she was out of control, promiscuous. I remember when I first read about you, when you were 14... Mm-hmm. ...You were pregnant. I was sent to live with my father, pregnant at the time, and he didn't know it because he hadn't seen me for eight years. And I walked into my father's home. My father said, "There are gonna be "Some rules and regulations in this house "That you haven't had where you're coming from. "And you're gonna have a curfew. And you're not gonna be allowed to date," he said, "Until you're 16 years old "Because no daughter of mine is gonna end up pregnant. "I'd rather see you floating down the Cumberland river than to bring shame on this family." He says that to me when I know I'm pregnant. I know I'm pregnant. And I would always walk around the house in big sweaters and coats and stuff. So nobody knew it until the day I literally went into labor. What did he say to you? What did he do? Well, he said, "Your life is done." He said, "Your life is done. "You're gonna come out of school. You're gonna have to take care of this baby." And I thought, "Okay, that's gonna be my life now." And then the baby died. And if the baby had not died...? I would have had a completely different life. I would have had an entirely different life. When the baby died, my father said, "You get a second chance. And if I were you, I'd take advantage of it." I carried such shame about that pregnancy for so long. Really? Oh, my god, yeah. For years, I blamed myself. For years, I thought, "If I hadn't have been in that room, if I hadn't have done that, if I had to have said that..." I blamed myself for it. It wasn't until years later -- it wasn't until years later on the "Oprah" show that I actually made the connection between sexual abuse and sexual promiscuity and the fact that all of that had happened to me and I really wasn't responsible for it. I literally was in the middle of an interview with child molesters, and the child molesters were speaking of how they manipulated their daughters and their friends' daughters. And that's when I got it. I was 42. And I thought "It wasn't my fault." Ohh. "It wasn't my fault." Yes! Get ready to claim your power! Run! Walters: That idea of self-empowerment is what drives her inspirational tour "The life you want" weekend. Turn up the volume on your life! Walters: In it, she works personally with audience members to help them change their lives. Is there something you want to accomplish that you haven't? What I really want to do is become a master teacher in such a way that I can affect people one-on-one with improving their lives. 'Cause nothing makes me happier, or lights me up more, than when I see somebody get that for themselves. I want you to finish a sentence for me. Oh, boy. It's easy. It's easy. Sure. Okay. "Before I leave this Earth, I will not be satisfied until I..." Until... I make peace with the whole weight thing. What?! Yeah. That's still on your mind? Yeah, I got to do it. I was expecting something deeply profound, Ms. Winfrey. No, that's it. I've Gotto make peace with it. I'm crazy about you, Oprah Winfrey. You are? We've had such a long, wonderful history. I could just weep just thinking about you. I could. I'm not going to. Let's just smile. Oh, let's just smile. Thank you, darling. Thank you. Thank you for everything.
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