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Oprah Suffered A Nervous Breakdown?

Oprah Suffered A Nervous Breakdown?

Oprah talks about the stress she went through to make her TV network a success in a recent interview.

Oprah said that when she interviewed Jason Russell, the guy behind the KONY 2012 campaign, and he shared his nervous breakdown she realized that was going through the same thing. 

“Jason [Russell] was talking about having a nervous breakdown, and I was thinking, ‘I have those symptoms’.”

“After 25 years of being number one, I had become accustomed to success. I didn’t expect failure. I was tested and I had to dig deep. The schadenfreude (pleasure from misfortune of others) was very painful for me, because I had never experienced it.

“(Graham) was amazing. He said, ‘You can’t even think about quitting. You have been in cruise control. It’s gonna turn around, but you’ve gotta do the work.’”

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