First Lady Michelle
Obama appeared on BET’s
106 & Park on Wednesday.
Her advice to her younger self: “You know, I don’t know about you guys, but I think that girl was always afraid. You know, I was thinking, maybe I’m not smart enough. Maybe I’m not bright enough. Maybe there are kids that are working harder than me. I was always worrying about disappointing someone or failing. And the thing that I would tell that girl is, don’t worry about failure because failure is the key to success and you are smart enough to sit at any table and compete and have your voice heard. And fortunately, I’ve come to know that.”
On what she misses most about her life prior to becoming the First Lady: “’Anonymity,’ Being able to walk out your front door on your own without agents, people following you around. I just long to walk out that front door, go to CVS and buy some toothpaste! And nobody would notice me!”