It was Elizabeth Gilbert talking about "Eat, Pray, Love." I missed about the first 10 minutes. Probably a repeat, but I don't get to watch Oprah every day, being at work most of the time. ; )
Richard from Texas was in the audience & spoke briefly. He wasn't at all as I had pictured him. I envisioned someone more grizzled, with a Texas cowboy drawl, kind of like Sam Elliott. : )
She talked about the "selfish" label. (I hope I'm remembering this correctly.) She said the Chinese have two words that mean "selfish." One means "that which benefits the self." The other means "greedy, harmful to others, etc." Somehow, in our society, we've mashed the two translations into one. If you're benefiting yourself but not doing harm to others, how can that be selfish? I thought of all the times I've heard childless or infertile people called "selfish." How are we harming others by choosing to live without children or choosing to pursue a family by doing infertility treatments?
Did anyone else see the show?