Fifth Harmony's Camila Cabello turned 18 back in March, and since then, she has been soaking in all of life's great moments and reflecting back on what she has learned. Camila dished out some incredible advice in a Twitlong essay on Monday (Sept. 28) for people of any age to follow.
Was anyone else that insightful at 18? Not me. With crazy talent, a level head and friends like Taylor Swift and her 5H girls behind her, she has an amaze support system.
Here are some things Camila has found (so far) during her 18th year:
"No matter how old you get, crying in your mom’s arms will always make you feel 3 years old"
"If you don’t want to piss people off, be a vegetable."
"Dance like an idiot at parties, laugh like a walrus at serious meetings, sing pop songs at the top of your lungs in front of your indie friends, wear red socks when the dress code is black and white ... The point is the world would be a much better place if we were taught to be fascinated by our differences instead of fearing them, if we were taught to explore individuality instead of controlling it."
"Kisses are the best form of communication."Tumblr
"It is your chance to say everything words can’t express. When you feel weak and fragile and you've given them so much of your heart they could break it at any second, say it.. kiss slowly, kiss softly, fingers running through their spine, face between hands... I’m all for words, but, trust me, kisses are better than poetry."
"Pain is a monster fed by fear- the more afraid you are of it finding you, the more it’ll grow."Tumblr
"The more you run away, the stronger it’s legs get... Pain hates being ignored. so make friends with pain. shake it’s hand. Write about it, cry your eyes out in the shower, and let it slowly leave your body until you are clean again."
"Believe in everything, just in case."Tumblr
"My favorite word of all time is 'serendipity.' It means a 'fortunate accident' and it is the most important word in the world, because it taught me the only way to experience magic is to believe in it... The universe is in constant communication with us, playing a charming little game of charades. We guess and we guess and we make a fool of ourselves guessing, but we will find our answer, and the whole room will cheer when we do."
"When you can't find love, make it."Tumblr
"If you're having the worst day of your life, smile at people walking on a sidewalk. Text your best friend and tell her you are so happy the boy she's liked since 7th grade is in her math class. It’ll make you feel better. Love is love, given or taken, created or received."
"There are two kinds of people in the world: the ones that are relieved by this next sentence, and the ones that are worried: karma is real."Tumblr
"Some people will gossip and spread poison, they will forget about lifting themselves up and become obsessed with tearing you down ... hatred is only a reflection of people’s own misery, they have so much of it they want to find other places to put it in. But whatever you do, don’t lose hope in people and don’t stop being kind to people. Let life do it’s thing. Be kind, work hard, cheer people on, and life will be good to you."
"Spend as much time as you can with your family."Tumblr
"Learn about where your grandparents come from, ask them how they fell in love, tell your dad to tell you about that time he got detention in high school. They're getting older too."
"All your troubles will disappear with Chanel #5 perfume on your neck."Tumblr
"Well, they wont. But your troubles will smell delicious. The only thing worth spending a lot of money on is a perfume that makes you feel like the queen of the earth. Your scent is your signature."
"Love is the most lethal drug of all."Tumblr
"Sometimes you will have to walk away from people you're addicted to. you will need to stop making excuses for people that hurt you... it will be the hardest thing you’ve ever had to do. you will think you’ve walked away from something you can’t replace, that you’ll never feel that high again. trust me, you will."
"Be kind to people, keep people’s secrets, be the one that answers the phone when nobody else does, make everyone feel important"Tumblr
"No matter what happens, be as kind as you can."
"That is the difference between living and existing."