Olivia Wilde is 29, which surprised me because I honestly thought she’s been in her early — mid 30’s for a while now, and that’s not me throwing shade at her or anything, because there’s nothing wrong with being in your 30’s. Even though she’s not 30 yet, she wrote a column for Glamour magazine on the do’s and dont’s of turning 30. It’s pretty good advice, but you may feel a little down about it if you’ve had plastic surgery. Here’s her full quote, from Glamour:
I am so saddened and grossed out by young women who look like creepy, old aliens because of their new Barbie noses and lips. Is that a smile or a grimace? Did you melt hot wax on your face, or is that your skin? A better approach: Take care of yourself now that you’re old enough to know how. Drink water, sleep eight hours (I wish), and don’t go within 400 feet of a tanning booth or I’ll slap you. Hard.
So while she gives some great advice and has a point, I don’t think there’s anything wrong with getting a “new Barbie nose” if that’s what you want. Girl, not all of us look like you. Some of us, if we had the money and time, would love to get a new nose, or a little lipo, or inflated lips, or whatever the hell people are getting these days.
On this advice though, I think she nails it:
DON’T freak out about all the brilliant people who accomplished more than you by 30. Yes, Einstein had discovered the theory of relativity by your age, and Emily Brontë had written Wuthering fu*#ing Heights, but honestly, what you achieve is far less important than what kind of human being you are. What do you want people to say at your funeral: ‘Olivia may have cured HIV, but she ran over my cat and drove away laughing’? No, thanks! I’d rather be a good person who makes people happy than a dick who wins a Nobel by 32.
What do you think of her advice?