Meryl Streep Encourages Grads To Love What Makes Them Unique

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It's no secret we live in an appearance-obsessed culture. But, luckily, we have the imitable Meryl Streep to give us some sage advice for navigating these rough waters.

After accepting an honorary doctoral degree from Indiana University, Streep sat down with professor Barbara Klinger and doled out some pointers for how to love yourself. “For young women, I would say, 'Don’t worry so much about your weight.' Girls spend way too much time thinking about that, and there are better things," she said. The three-time Oscar winner argued that people should embrace what makes them unique. "For young men, and women, too, what makes you different or weird — that’s your strength. Everyone tries to look a cookie-cutter kind of way, and actually the people who look different are the ones who get picked up. I used to hate my nose. Now, I don’t.” Wise words, indeed. (Cosmopolitan)