Diva Advice By: Constance White

In the October 2011 issue of Essence Magazine the Editor-In-Chief Constance White writes in her article(pg 18.) titled Young Black and Amazing 15 things she wants to say to the twentysomethings in her life. The list reads:

(1)Ask yourself, What do I want to be doing at 40? (2)Make a plan and work it. You can tweak it along the way. (3)Reach out. You don't have to do it alone. We're here for you. (4)Save a little bit every week, even a single dollar. (5)Don't accept negative things others say about you. If they have an observation, tell them to make it constructive. (6)You are respomsible for your actions. (7)Video dancer is not a profession. (8)Be aware of the ways pop culture may try to diminsh you. Reject them. (9)Be patient with people's shortcomings but not their bad behavior.(10)Know that you can love someone and still walk away. (11)Any job is better than no job. It's not forever. It's merely a stepping-stone. (12)Any man is not better than no man. (13)Men think about sex a lot. What's on your mind? (14)Whatever you dream, there's a Black woman who has already done it. (15)You can do it too.


Story Credit: Essence Magazine


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