Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Phylicia Rashad's letter to her 21-year-old self

Dear Phylicia,

Romantic involvement distracts you and can blind you to what’s really in front of you. And what’s really in front of you? You are. You don’t even know yourself yet. You think you know and you want to assert that you do, now that you’re a certain age, but you don’t. What’s in front of you is a world of experiences beyond your imagination. Put yourself first and your growth and development, first.

There are long-term repercussions to what you are doing now. Everything you do, every thought you have, every word you say creates a memory that will hold you in your body. It’s imprinted on you and affects you in subtle ways - ways you are not always aware of.

With that in mind, be very conscious and selective.

With high hopes for you,

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