Gwen Stefani, Rashida Jones, and more incredible celebs gave advice to their 10-year-old selves, and we’re loving it
Back in school, you might have had an assignment where you wrote a letter to your future self. It’s a pretty incredible exercise — and makes you realize how many positive changes you end up making during life. Glamour Magazine decided to turn it around and ask celebrities like Gwen Stefani and Rashida Jones what advice they’d give to their ten-year-old selves, and their responses are nothing short of refreshing.
One of the best things about this video is the fact that Glamour truly found strong, incredible women to interview.
Along with Stefani and Jones, they also chatted with Olympian Simone Biles, Zendaya, and Rowan Blanchard, the latter best known for her role in Girl Meets World.
While the whole video is incredible, we especially love the part where Rashida Jones almost tears up while answering the question. The emotion she’s feeling is so genuine and reveals how powerful of a question it really is.
"I'd say hang in there," Jones said. "You're fine the way you are. And that you'll become the best version of yourself. Because I think I was trying to be other people for so long, and it doesn't work. You can't do it."
We’re also loving the short but sweet answer that Biles gave. Just recently, the gymnast had to prove once again that she’s an incredible role model for today’s youth, after fighting back against people on the internet who were trying to make her feel bad about her gorgeous, muscular frame.
"I would just say don't let anyone tell you [that] you can't do something, because I think everyone has proven it wrong since then," Biles said with a smile.
This video is motivational for people, especially women, of all ages. We’ll be keeping it bookmarked whenever we need a boost of encouragement — after all, each year is just one more piece of the big puzzle of life. And no matter what, each one is incredibly important.