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Al Roker: I Don't Understand People Who Have 5-Year Plans

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The Olympics postponed. The NBA and MLB seasons suddenly stopped. Restaurants, bars closing. New York, if you ask some, becoming a ghost town. 

These are just some of the effects that the coronavirus pandemic has had on the world and on the U.S. 

And according to Johns Hopkins, There are over 25.8 million cases of the virus worldwide, with over 858,000 deaths.

The U.S. has surpassed 6 million cases with over 184,000 deaths. 

We are currently living in extremely unprecedented times, and while there are pockets of joy everywhere, there are also pockets of stress. And millions of Americans have lost their job because of this pandemic.

So, when Al Roker, weather and feature anchor of TODAY and co-host, 3rd Hour of TODAY, sat down with TheStreet to talk about his new book, "You Look So Much Better in Person," I had to ask about the importance of economic success as well as achieving a "dream job."

Roker said, "I think your dream changes as you mature and age."

And what has Roker himself learned through this pandemic?

"It's taught me to be flexible. It's taught me to be grateful," he said. He points out that something like a 5-year plan, in these kinds of unprecedented times, is likely to be thrown out the window. 

So, he says, "just roll with the flow."

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