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25 Life Lessons Miley Cyrus Has Taught Us All

It's our party, we can do what we want. It's our party, we can say what we want. See Miley do, say, and love who she wants when she hosts the 2015 VMAs Sunday, August 30 at 9/8c on MTV.

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1. Be kind to others. You don't know what it's like to be in their shoes.

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Last year, she brought along Jesse — a homeless youth at the time who was part of the My Friend's Place charity — as her date to an awards show.

2. Eating well can be tasty as hell.

I bet you didn't know gluten free can look like this 😋😋😋😋 yummmmy #wakeandbake

Miley knows damn well she can't and won't stop. But she also knows homies gotta eat right to feel right, all right?

3. But nothing can beat a dank pizza slice.

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TBH she probably wrote "Wrecking Ball" as a love song to pizza.

4. If you don't like the way the world is, change it.

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Challenge the public's perception on sexuality — Miley did it.

Shed light on topics and trends that are unpopular — Miley does it.

Be a confident and assertive female in a male-dominated industry — Miley's doin' it.

5. Life is short... Have fun.

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Hell yeah, Miley; it's going to be a party at the VMAs.

6. Animals are the key to happiness.

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She even brought her trill-ass pet pig named Pig to nestle up next to her on her latest magazine cover.

7. Don't let differences divide you.

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In the end, we are all human. It doesn't matter.

8. And you should live unapologetically, never feeling embarrassed.

❤️ the part of Bruce special educating people on trans terms.This is a new world so we all have new things to learn 💖 never be embarrassed!

10. Follow and ferociously pursue your passions.

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Miley started her own nonprofit called Happy Hippie Foundation whose mission is to "rally young people to fight injustice facing homeless youth, LGBTQ youth, and vulnerable populations."

11. Surround yourself with people who inspire you and love you for who you are.

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12. Always remember where you came from.

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"I'm a Southern belle, crazier than hell." Yes you are, Miley, and we can't wait for you to use your Southern charm on us at the VMAs all...night...LONG.

13. Fight for what you believe in.

Senator Cotton thinks gay community needs to get “perspective” cuz “In Iran they hang you for the crime of being gay.”

14. Only keep what you need. Give what you don't to those who do need it.

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15. Don't be afraid to go against the grain.

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Society says: Women shouldn't have armpit hair.

Miley says: We run things, things don't run we.

16. It's important to show your gratitude.

And we are definitely grateful that Miley does her thing and doesn't let anybody stand in the way. Twerk, Miley — Miley, twerk!

17. And to remember that, above all, family comes first.

Im alot of things. freak. dog lover. Weird "popstar". Flaming lips fan. Hippie. But my favorite thing that "I am" is a big sister @noahcyrus

18. Don't be afraid of a little dirt.

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That snout. THOSE LIPS. Uuuuuuuugh.

19. Make time to take care of your body.

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It's important to live your life with equal amounts of Zenin' out and equal parts wylin' out.

20. Try something new or foreign to you...frequently.

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Last year, Miley Cyrus teamed up with Jeremy Scott to bring her Dirty Hippie art to New York Fashion Week. Maybe we'll see some more Jeremy-esque fashions at the VMAs.

21. And always be sure to speak up for yourself.

22. Its OK to laugh at yourself.

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Let's be real: If you can't laugh at yourself, you can't love yourself. Miley loves herself so much: with a wrecking ball, with a foam finger, with a stuffed animal... So much love.

23. And it is OK to be flawed.

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Everybody makes mistakes; everybody has those days.

24. But never be afraid to be exactly who you are.

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Miley never holds back, and she certainly won't hold back when she hosts the VMAs.

25. And always remember to brush.

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And always keep flossin'.

See Miley be Miley when she hosts the 2015 VMAs Sunday, August 30 at 9/8c on MTV!

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