Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Let's Learn Something

Last night I watched a little bit of Oprah's new show on her channel, OWN.

Her new show is called Oprah's Lifeclass. Essentially she has set out to teach the world how to be better. How to be a better you, a better friend, a better everything. And I don't mean better in a bad way, as in, there is something wrong now, but better in the way that everyone has faults and issues. We can all stand a little self-exploration every now and again.

I really admire her efforts to bring light and focus to television. She is attempting something very positive here. She is trying to turn the idiot box into a teaching tool.

She's doing this by going back into the vast archives of her TV show and bringing forth things that could assist someone with personal growth.

Last night's show focused on ego. Where does your ego get in the way?

In the example I saw, she said her ego focused on her weight issue. She wanted to lose weight for her ego, not for the right reasons.

In conjunction with the TV show, she has set up a life classroom of sorts at her website, oprah.com. Over 1.1 million people have signed up for it, including me. She gave the first one million a free journal. I did not sign up quickly enough to qualify for that, but oh well.

I signed up even though I knew I wouldn't do the exercises or be able to watch all of the TV show, because of my class schedule. I expect most people are not able to devote an hour every night to this, but perhaps the online initiative will make it work. But I thought it might be an interesting and worthwhile exercise when I had a spare moment. I am always trying to do better and be a better person.

The series runs for five weeks, five nights a week.

5 comments:

  1. oh i didn't catch it...i've always liked o!

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  2. That is right up my alley. Thanks for reminding me to watch it. Do you read her magazine? It's excellent. The articles aren't just surface fluff.

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  3. Amazing powerhouse of a lady.

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  4. Oh, it was so good! Now I'm going to have to bring my computer in the kitchen because Kurt won't like watching this every night but I want to do it!

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  5. Deb, I do read her magazine. I think this is a great example of someone using media for good. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

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