Zendaya looked so stunning on the cover of the new issue of New You magazine, and in the accompanying interview she shared with the mag, she dished tons of her wisdom. The star has always made it clear that she wants to set a good example for her fans – and wants them to be inspired to be the best versions of themselves they can be.
"I want to promote to young people that it’s okay to be a good citizen," she shared. "It’s okay to learn. It’s cool to be knowledgeable, to know what’s going on in your country and your world. To form opinions and to talk about it, have discussions and be respectful. I’m trying to make that the new cool."
"I was made fun of [in school] but it didn’t bother me very much because I was very comfortable in who I was. I was taught as a young child by my parents and family to love myself. And it’s the same today—there are certain things that don’t bother me," she continued. "I just focus on being a good person. I was always very aware of the world and I was never sheltered from the negative things that were out there. I feel that if you shelter your kids from everything, one day they are going to be out in the world on their own and they are going to have to figure it out. You can’t give them a test if you never taught them anything that’s on the test. They’re going to fail. You have to prepare people and sometimes that’s just being honest with them and letting them know things sooner."
That's so wise!
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