18. Michelle Obama
Conan O’Brien Needs A Friend
Former First Lady Michelle Obama feels cautiously optimistic about being Conan O’Brien’s friend.Michelle and Conan sit down to talk about Michelle’s memoir Becoming, childhood inspirations, embarrassing her kids, spending time alone with Chipotle, putting the right people in office, and the loss of anonymity.Got a question for Conan? Call our voicemail: (323) 451-2821.For Conan videos, tour dates and more visit TeamCoco.com.This episode is sponsored by FX - What We Do in the Shadows, SoFi (www.sofi.com/CONAN), Calm (www.calm.com/CONAN), Campaign Monitor (www.campaignmonitor.com/CONAN), Fracture (www.fractureme.com/CONAN), Hair Club (www.hairclub.com/CONAN), MeUndies (www.meundies.com/CONAN), Capterra (www.capterra.com/CONAN), and Audible (www.audible.com/CONANOBRIEN or text CONANOBRIEN to 500500).
In this episode
- 10:11 - Why does it appear that famous people don't deal with hardship ?
- 12:47 - How do famous people handle being sensitive to hurt and exposure?
- 14:24 - How do the President and First Lady handle personal scrutiny ?
- 23:27 - How do presidential children cope with the lifestyle adjustments ?
- 42:01 - What is the sacrifice like for those who hold public office positions ?
- 45:34 - What is the importance of voting ?
Smash Notes summary for this episode
Why does it appear that famous people don't deal with hardship ?
They are taught to hide all of those experiences. Famous people fake the seemingly perfect nature of their lives, which makes them appear untouchable.
How do famous people handle being sensitive to hurt and exposure?
They work extra hard to cover it up because they don't want to be seen as less.
How do the President and First Lady handle personal scrutiny ?
When facing hurts and disappointments, it is not the job of the President and First Lady to be psychoanalyzed and in need of immense support. Rather, they are "parents" to the nation and have responsibilities that must be addressed.
How do presidential children cope with the lifestyle adjustments ?
Poise, grace, and resilience must all be developed in order for them to maintain some normalcy in their lives.
What is the sacrifice like for those who hold public office positions ?
Ultimately, they are government jobs. It is hard and thankless work. One must be knowledgeable, patient, and someone who can handle stress.