Miley Cyrus has been making headlines recently, and this time, it has nothing to do with foam fingers. After announcing her charity for homeless LGBT youth, The Happy Hippie Foundation, earlier this month, Cyrus has been open about gender and sexuality in a way she never has been before, and her comments are incredibly insightful and empowering. Not only has she admitted that her past relationships haven't fit the definition of "heterosexual," but she's also declared how meaningless she finds gender norms — an admission that has brought her quite a bit of attention. But this isn't the first time she's proven that she'd be an awesome person to come to for advice on any topic, and now that she's using her fame for such an amazing cause, possibilities for how she can help others are truly endless.
It isn't just her recent statements that have made it obvious Cyrus is wise beyond her years. Even though she's only 22, Cyrus has always been a fountain of wisdom. Rarely does she give an interview that doesn't show her true intelligence, even if her wild child reputation tends to precede her.
Looking for some inspiration? These wise quotes from Cyrus will likely do the trick.
On Double Standards In Music
No one is talking about the man behind the ass. It was a lot of "Miley twerks on Robin Thicke," but never, "Robin Thicke grinds up on Miley." They're only talking about the one that bent over. So obviously there's a double standard.
On How Money Really Can't Buy Happiness
I’ve been around a lot of money my whole life. They say money can’t buy happiness and it’s totally true. Money can buy you a bunch of shit to glue to a bunch of other shit that will make you happy, but besides that, there’s no more happiness. There’s no point in me focusing on getting any f—ing richer. Obviously the shit you buy doesn’t make you happier because I’m sitting here gluing a bunch of junk to stuff.
On The Pressure Of Being Female
Women have so much pressure. It's SO insane the amount of pressure we're put under. And from the very beginning, physically, emotionally, the way that we feel for other people. It's hard for us to not feel other people's pain - it's just being a woman can be so hard. So adding more stress on yourself, we do it so much, we overthink everything.
On Doing What You Love
My whole philosophy with everything is: Do what you love and you’re not going to work ever again. You’re not going to work a day in your life if you’re doing what you’re into and you’re happy doing it. Don’t think about repercussions.
On The Realities of Britney Spearses And Lindsay Lohans Existing In Real Life
Everyone has their time. And I think most 21- to 25-year-olds go through this kind of thing. It’s just not on a platform, you know what I mean? Basically, they’re being normal 21-year-olds, especially Lindsay. I mean, most of that’s pretty normal. If you went to most high schools, I could point out Britneys and Lindsays.
On Just Doing You
I tell people, you know, going to the club doesn’t make me a bad person, going to church doesn’t make you a good one. Everything that I do is kind of for me and for my own happiness and I think that’s why I’m like so happy.
On Social Media
A lot of girls are chasing girls that don’t exist. It’s a reality that isn’t real. Because people fine-tune [their pictures] and going out is a fashion show and that’s just not reality. . . people are humans and people forget that even the people on Instagram are human.
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