Dove Cameron and Ryan McCartan are so wise and motivational, we learn something new from them every time they share about their experiences. When TWIST recently caught up with the singers at a concert for their group, The Girl and the Dreamcatcher, we asked them to share some pieces of wisdom that they'd love to go back and tell their younger selves when they started high school. They didn't disappoint with their advice!
"My biggest one is something that I struggled so heavily with, was thinking that what other people thought had any kind of influence over me or what I should do, or my life, or how the real world actually was," Dove shares. "But you are not what you are because of what other people think you are. You are what you are because of what YOU think you are. And if you think the world of yourself, others will sort of follow suit. And not that that's what matters, but when you're in middle school or high school and think it might not ever end, it does end. It absolutely ends."
"Even though there [are] other things that are sort of similar afterwards, in terms of social settings, you take it as you go, and nothing is like being in a school," she explains. "My mom used to say that it's like being a fish in a shark tank. It feels so small but it's not. It's not the real world, and it ends."
Ryan echoes Dove's sentiments, and says, "It's so much cooler to not be cool."
"It's so not worth all of the trying to be something for someone else. It's just not worth it, and it's not going to make you happy," he says. "It's not going to give you what you want. Just do you, whatever you is. As we grow up and become wiser, we see more that the more you do you, you're going to be the happiest you can be, and if other people aren't happy with what you are, that's their problem."
We happen to wholeheartedly agree!
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