What we want, the common denominator that I found in every single interview, is we want to be validated. We want to be understood.
I have done over 35,000 interviews in my career and as soon as that camera shuts off everyone always turns to me and inevitably in their own way asks this question "Was that okay?"
I heard it from President Bush, I heard it from President Obama.
I've heard it from heroes and from housewives.
I've heard it from victims and perpetrators of crimes.
I even heard it from Beyonce and all of her Beyonceness.
She finishes performing, hands me the microphone and says "Was that okay?"
Friends and family, yours, enemies, strangers in every argument in every encounter, every exchange I will tell you they all want to know one thing: was that okay?
Did you hear me? Do you see me? Did what I say mean anything to you?
And even though this is a college where Facebook was born my hope is that you would try to go out and have more face-to-face conversations with people you may disagree with.
That you'll have the courage to look them in the eye and hear their point of view and help make sure that the speed and distance and anonymity of our world doesn't cause us to lose our ability to stand in somebody else's shoes and recognize all that we share as a people.
This is imperative for you as an individual and for our success as a nation.
"There has to be some way that this darkness can be banished with light," says the man whose little boy was massacred on just an ordinary Friday in December.
So whether you call it soul or spirit or higher self, intelligence, there is I know this, there is a light inside each of you all of us that illuminates your very human beingness if you let it.
And as a young girl from rural Mississippi I learned long ago that being myself was much easier than pretending to be Barbara Walters.
Although when I first started because I had Barbara in my head I would try to sit like Barbara, talk like Barbara, move like Barbara and then one night I was on the news reading the news and I called Canada Can-a-da, and that was the end of me being Barbara. I cracked myself up on TV.
Couldn't stop laughing and my real personality came through and I figured out, oh gee, I can be a much better Oprah than I could be a pretend Barbara.
I know that you all might have a little anxiety now and hesitation about leaving the comfort of college and putting those Harvard credentials to the test.
1.stop doing 停止做
例句：People must stop doing this.We must save the Earth.
2.as soon as 一..就
例句：We chose the house for our home as soon as we saw it.
3.face-to-face conversation 面对面的谈话
例句：They've had a lot of online chatting, but they never had a face-to-face conversation.
4.hear from 听到
例句：Needless to say, that’s not what you hear from European policy makers.