So many people look to others for their validation, but these 5 stars have all grown a thick skin and realise that what other people think about them isn’t what is important. Preferring to feel personally fulfilled and happy with themselves, these celebrities say they avoid looking or seeking other opinions and have learnt to find happiness based of what’s important to them alone.
Anne says she has realised she doesn’t care what other people think of her: “I’ve realized that don’t need validation from anybody. At all. I’m not sitting here now worrying, ‘What do you think of me?’ With all due respect, you seem like a lovely lady, but I don’t need you, or anyone else, to like me. And that’s so liberating. It’s a big reveal, man.”
Claire believes too many people see their fame as validation: “People confuse fame with validation or love. But fame is not the reward. The reward is getting fulfillment out of doing the thing you love.”
Julianne has learnt to feel good about herself through what she does personally: “When you’re starting out in this business, you feel like you’re not in charge, that you’re still looking to the world for a kind of validation. But as you get older, you realize that direction comes from yourself, from your own desires and responsibilities. [When you’re older] You choose your work. You choose your life. That’s where your power comes from – and that’s a great feeling.”
Megan says she can’t be validated by other people because in Hollywood there is so much negativity too: “There have been so many salacious, ridiculous stories about me in the past. They were all asinine. If you have an insecurity issue or if you seek validation through the opinions of others, this industry is not for you. It will tear you to pieces, and you will not survive.”
Olivia has learnt that she doesn’t need other people to feel good about herself: “Learning to be by myself and be OK with it and not need the validation of another human being, that has been the biggest challenge. But I know coming out of that I’ll be a better person, a better partner eventually for someone.”
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