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Hillary Clinton’s Letter To Her Teenage Self Is So Empowering

hilary-letter to teenage selfDear Hillary,

When you first arrived on campus, you called your parents and told them you didn’t belong at Wellesley after all, and you needed to come home. But your mother was not about to let that happen. She said you had to be brave; you had to stick it out
Do your best to embrace the excitement that comes with not knowing what’s next, and remember that confidence and an open mind will always serve you better than insecurity and doubt
And the next time someone raises her hand in class and says something really smart, go up to her afterward and introduce yourself. You’ll be glad you did…one of the best things in life is getting to know intelligent, inspiring people who have something to say. Learn from them. Ask their advice. Support them, and let them support you
Here’s something else, Hillary: For a girl who likes to have a plan, you are going to take a lot of leaps of faith. I can’t promise they’ll all work out the way you want them to. But I can promise that you will learn from every single one of them
There are a few other pieces of advice I can’t resist passing on : Treasure your parents, because as much as you value your independence, there will come a day when you’d give anything to just sit between them on the couch and tell them about your day
Keep reading, and never stop learning. When you’re facing an uphill battle, be grateful for your persistence. And in the moments when you feel lost, it’s your friends who will see you through. Best of all, they will help you learn to love yourself exactly as you are: human, imperfect, a work in progress, but always striving
Along the way, you’ll get things wrong. You’ll make mistakes. Take criticism seriously but not personally. There will be people who want nothing more than to see you fail, but you can’t let them scare you. Live your life on your terms, not theirs
Before I go, there is one more thing I want to tell you. while I know sometimes it seems like we [women] have an awfully long way to go, progress will come. It won’t happen as quickly as you hope, but in your lifetime, you will see the world change for women in ways you wouldn’t believe
Believe in yourself. You’re going to do great



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Peace is a wife and mother who reports and analyses global trends from the perspective of a Deeva; in the hope of invoking a thought process that will lead to a positive change.

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