December 10, 2023
Michelle Obama details of Quote: "when they go low, we go high"

Former first Lady of the United States of America Michelle Obama has explained her famous quote “when they go low, we go high” to mean that it is a call for people to find solutions to everyday problems.

While speaking with Mrs. Obama on The Late Show,” Stephen Colbert questioned whether it was feasible to go high, noting the political discourse that turned nasty during the Trump years.

Analyzing Obama’s famous quote, “when they go low, we go high” Colbert indicated that one can only go higher when someone else is going lower, but standards have dropped so much that when you measure your normal altitude it becomes higher.

He questioned Mrs. Obama, who was promoting her new book, The Light We Carry,” about whether he should rise to the occasion or act normally.

when they go low, we go high

Is it necessary for him to be a saint because he is upset down here.

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It is a frequent question asked by many when they have the opportunity to interview Michelle.

In response, she stated that going high isn’t about losing your sense of exigency, focus or rage especially when you are on the right path. Going high means having a goal to achieve even in your rage. Rage without focus, without plan, without direction is more rage. 

Remain low doesn’t fix anything on the long term and it is not sustainable for anyone, according to Obama.

She disclosed that her phrase is to bring people together to reason for a particular objective and that is finding solutions to problems.