“You are completely and utterly
self-obsessed. If you spent a quarter of your time thinking about others
instead of how much you hate your thighs, your level of contentment and
self-worth would expand exceptionally. One thing I learned way too late
in the game for my own good was that you can effectively increase your
self-esteem by doing estimable things. Therefore, I have signed you up
to build homes for the homeless during your entire summer vacation. Your
Christmas will be spent serving food at a battered-women’s shelter and
Easter is designated to reading stories in the paediatric cancer ward.
Four months out of 16 years dedicated to human beings other than
yourself, you have gotten off easy. Oh and honey, expand your horizons;
your world is bigger than your low self-esteem wants you to believe.
Love yourself, think of others and be grateful. I love you, I believe in
you, and I look forward to respecting you.
Me. You. Us.
P.S. Follow your dreams, not your boyfriends.”
Gillian Anderson to her 16 year old self.
You've got to lose to know how to win.