We miss Barack Obama’s presence in our lives all the time. So when Obama shared some advice he gave Malia and Sasha, his two daughters, we were all ears. It relates to people of all ages, and we couldn’t love it more.
Of course, we’ve always been big fans of what Obama says and stands for — from his presidency to more light-hearted subjects, such as the way he and his family vacation to his incredible Spotify playlists, featuring some of Obama’s favorite rappers (hint: they include Chance the Rapper and Kendrick Lamar).
So there’s no question in our minds that Obama’s advice to his daughters is on point, and then some. And, yes, we’ll channel his fatherly advice to them into fatherly advice for us, too.
Obama shared his wisdom during a recent Q&A with Bill and Melinda Gates for their charity foundation. Here were his three pieces of leadership advice for Malia, 19, and Sasha, 16, as they were growing up.
1“Being responsible is an enormous privilege.”
He also said they tried to teach their daughters the importance of being kind, considerate, empathetic, and hardworking.
2“There are a lot of different ways to make a contribution.”
3“You have to be persistent.”
Obama also said that he and Michelle have told Malia and Sasha that making an impact can take time. The solution?
As usual, we’re impressed and are going to start listening to Obama’s advice, STAT.
No, Obama, thank you! And feel free to keep the great fatherly advice coming.