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    Posted on Aug 11, 2015

    27 Life Lessons All Twentysomethings Can Learn From Katy Perry

    For when you feel like a plastic bag, twisting through the wind.

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    1. Don't be afraid to change up your look.

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    2. Create learning opportunities for yourself.

    3. It's OK to admit when you're wrong.

    Admitting fault = one gold wisdom star for your life chart.

    4. Get politically active — your voice matters!

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    5. You need people in your life who will tell you when you're being an idiot.

    6. Focus on what you love about your body, not what you'd like to change.

    What I don't have in thigh gap-ness I make up in eyebrow arch 💁

    WHAT I DON'T HAVE IN ABS, I MAKE UP FOR IN HEART!

    7. Time spent on Tumblr is not wasted.

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    "With Tumblr, it's almost like when you go to a city, you have to know where to go to find the good stuff?" Katy said in an interview with Rolling Stone last year. "I started following this clothing stuff. And that's where I get a lot of my style influence stuff, and that's a lot of what the new video is influenced by. "This Is How We Do" is like, straight from the pages of Tumblr."

    8. Put down your phone every now and then.

    Today, I ate tacos...on a beach...by myself...with no phone. Today was perfect 😌

    Just left the most inspiring three hour dinner where no one took out their phones once... #evolved

    Seen 3 ads today bout how to get more energy, like drink this, pop this...How bout u just turn ur phone off, eat a banana & go for a hike?!

    9. There is no "right" time to start a family.

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    10. Take pride in your accomplishments!

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    "Ladies, there is a difference between being humble and working hard to see the fruits of your labor blossom, and your dreams realized,” Katy wrote in an Instagram essay earlier this year. "It's okay to be proud of hard earned success and that there is no shame in being a boss."

    11. Experiment with hobbies until you find one you truly love.

    12. Public transit is as glamorous as you make it.

    13. Developing your selfie game takes time.

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    And lots of practice!

    14. If somebody comes for you and yours, don't be afraid to stand up for yourself.

    Finding it ironic to parade the pit women against other women argument about as one unmeasurably capitalizes on the take down of a woman...

    When Billboard asked Katy about her bad blood with Taylor Swift earlier this year, she had this to say: "If somebody is trying to defame my character, you're going to hear about it."

    15. Nobody really wakes up looking **flawless — not even famously glam pop stars.

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    16. Sharing the spotlight doesn't dilute your shine.

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    17. Seriously, success is more fun when you have people to experience it with.

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    "I love [Rihanna] and every time I see her, I'm reminded of the light that she has," Katy said of her famous BFF during an interview with Elle UK back in 2013. "There's a lot of dark in this business."

    18. Be considerate of other people's feelings.

    Tip for tomorrow: remember to consider everyone's face when posting group photos!

    19. But don't expect brownie points every time you do something nice for someone else.

    Remember, you get extra karma points if you do something kind without bragging about it.

    20. Expand your palate as you expand your horizons.

    21. Your tastes and interests are going to evolve over time.

    22. Find ways to embrace your flaws.

    I like to think that varicose veins are just tiny lighting bolts of power thundering under your skin⚡️

    23. Learning what you want and need in a relationship is going to take some trial and error.

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    "They won't be threatened or have weird motives," Katy said of her ideal husband in her 2012 film, Part Of Me. "They will be accepting of me, the things I love, the ambition, what I aspire to be, what I want to create. And then I started to realize [after I got married to Russell Brand], oh my god — that's not true. That fairy tale that I had is not true for me right now."

    24. Fashion should be fun.

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    25. Wanting to win is not the same thing as wanting other people to lose.

    26. Embrace the idea of "fake it til you make it."

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    Sometimes the only way to get out of a funk is to pretend you were never in one in the first place.

    27. You've got your whole life ahead of you, so don't spend too much time dwelling on the past.

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