Friday, July 11, 2014

Oprah Winfrey next to the Stanford University Flag - 2008

In 2008 Oprah was given the honor to address the graduates of Stanford University.  In it she relays some of her best advice and experiences.  Behind Oprah Winfrey you can see the flag of the United States and Stanford waving in the background. 

Stanford University has several official flags.  The flag behind Oprah is the University Wide triple redwood frond flag.  It is composed of three branches coloured red on a white disc surrounded by a black circle on a field of red.  The redwood frond is a common element to other Stanford Flags as found in the Stanford School of: Medicine, Law, Humanities and Sciences, Engineering, Earth and Sciences, Graduate School of Business, and Education.

Oprah is a rare voice of reason, inspiration, and education amongst a jungle of powerful obnoxious egos.  Originally from Mississippi, she is the proverbial rags to riches story.  But riches earned from a dedicated and unquenchable thirst for life and wish to serve others.  Oprah is willing to stretch her mind and push on the comfort zone, to boldly think and ask where no woman, or man for that matter, has thought before. Yet with all her success and fame, Oprah has kept her head on Earth.   Oprah paradoxically shines both as a superstar and in a humble warm friendly folksy light as Auntie O.

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