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.
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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)
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