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3 Starstruck Lessons about Life

June 28, 2012

1. The things that excite you are sometimes deeply personal.

I’ve never been one to get excited about typical celebrities. As in the Brad Pitt/Tom Cruise/Ryan Gosling types. Oprah is another story. If I ever meet her, I’d probably be so starstruck I’d forget English and start talking in Korean. (side note: I know exactly 5 words in korean: hi, thank you, straight, left and right- so that would be an interesting conversation to say the least.)

Anyway, the point of this story is that the person I was starstruck by approximately 24 hours ago, isn’t someone I could go gush to my friends about. Because they’d probably be like “uh who?” and then “so what?” And that’s ok.

Because sometimes, the things that make you happy/excited/starstruck are things (or people) no one else will ever understand.

2. Behind the reputation, the long list of accomplishments and a generally awesome life, everyone is just a person.

Like you and me. We forget that. It’s kind of like being in a long distance relationship. You don’t have that person right there with you everyday so you fill in the gaps with your own ideas of what they’re like. And sometimes, because you’re only human, the stuff your imagination fabricates is very far from the truth.

Even the most famous/smart/cool people who’s life you thought you could never relate to… have dreams and goals and bad days. Just like you.

3. Find people who inspire you and become friends with them.

Because chances are, if you find what they do/say/write inspiring, you’re probably going to like them as a person too. And BAM. A new friend. Just like that.

And if you’re thinking. Right, how do I do that. Sometimes, all it takes is a tweet or an email. Say hi. It’s really that simple.

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One Comment leave one →
  1. July 3, 2012 6:52 am

    Wonderful post, and this is all so true!

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