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19. Trying to find my place in the world. Big dreams. Stuck in reality.
""It is as if we have forgotten what it means to be young or even how to behave like good ol’ grown folk. Do we feel as though we can say and do what we please without demonstrating any responsibility simply because they are famous? Is it okay to continually attack and criticize a famous 19-year-old who is simply trying to build a life, exercise his talents while figuring out what manhood and fame is all about as he carries the weight of supporting his family as well as providing the paychecks to others who depend on him to work so they can feed their families as well? "What about our nine year old beautiful Oscar nominee who was referred to as a c—- as well? Or what about being a young woman in her early twenties, exploring the intracacies of love and power on the world stage? And should we shame a young woman for displaying a sense of innocence as she navigates through the murky waters of love, heartbreak, and fame? Are these young people not allowed to be young, make mistakes, grow, and eventually transform a million times before our eyes? Are we asking them to defy the laws of nature because of who they are? Why can’t we congratulate them for the capacity to work through their challenges on a world stage and still deliver products that keep them on top. We WISH we could have had the capacity to accomplish HALF of what they have accomplished along with ALL these challenges they face. But … maybe THAT’S the problem … we WISH we could have or even … we WISH we could.""
  Jada Pinkett Smith (defending young stars against media bullying) 



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