“I feel it was a satisfying feeling. That was combined with all of the work that was nonetheless undone. Considerations about how the nation strikes ahead however, , total there was serenity there. Greater than I’d have anticipated,” he stated.
He likened the presidency to being a relay runner, saying there’ll all the time be extra work to be executed.
“However wherever you had been within the race: for those who ran laborious, for those who did your finest, and that you just then had been in a position to go that baton off efficiently and the nation was higher off, the world was just a little bit higher off, then if you acquired there, then you possibly can take some satisfaction in that. And I feel we had been ready to try this,” he stated.
Obama additionally stated he was pleased with the truth that he felt he and his household had remained united throughout his presidency, giving credit score to his spouse Michelle.
“One of many risks of the web is that individuals can have fully totally different realities. They are often cocooned in data that reinforces their present biases,” he stated.
Among the finest methods to fight this, he stated, was to fulfill folks IRL.
“The reality is that on the web every little thing is simplified and if you meet folks nose to nose it seems they’re difficult,” he stated.