*Now that “The Oprah Winfrey Show” will no longer occupy her time this fall, Popeater is reporting that the legendary talk show host will be returning to her South Africa school in September to teach a class called “It’s Life 101” about the things she wished someone had told her about how the world really works.
“Should be fun since I love to teach. And they’re like sponges,” Oprah said. “Like 12th graders everywhere, this first class is both anxious and excited about going to college. Most will be the first in their family. So it’s a very big deal for them, and they’re feeling the pressure.”
As for her recent trip to the school, Oprah said of her girls, “They were all stressed for tests, but doing fine. No major crisis this trip. I love being with them and talking to them about all things important. When I’m there I’m talking from the time I get up till I go to bed, about EVERYTHING teenage girls are going through. It’s the same all over the world.”
Winfrey said there is nothing like leaving the USA to get a deeper appreciation of the freedoms we sometimes take for granted.
“When Chris Rock was last on the show he said, ‘real wealth is having options.’ I thought that was pretty profound,” Oprah says. “I now stress to my girls that education prepares you to have options. Without it you have none. Just took a walk around the neighborhood watching sprinklers on the back lawn … (I love sprinklers) Made me think about the red dirt road I traveled from Mississippi (no sprinklers) to the here and now … And how that journey could have only been possible in the USA.”