Taylor Swift is an icon to girls everywhere. They love her music, admire her style, and respect her desire to bring more good into the world. Now, Taylor has another message to share with her admirers, one about friendship as Taylor talks about her squad and how that came to be.
In a cover article with Vogue Australia, Taylor revealed a couple of important things about her life. To begin with, she now makes $1 million per day. That’s six times as much as her boyfriend Calvin Harris makes, if you were wondering.
She has also revealed that her song, “Bad Blood,” is actually not about Katy Perry, as the media speculated for quite some time. It’s actually about the aftermath of her ex-boyfriend.
But most importantly, during her interview with Vogue, T-Swift talked about how she went from having very few friends to being best friends with some of the hottest women in the world. All in all, it sends an inspiring message of what friendship should really be like to girls everywhere.
She started out by explaining how much her group of friends really mean to her.
“My friendship group is one of my favorite things about my life right now. Our friends really have each others’ back. It’s the first time in my life that I’ve had anything strong like that in the friendship department.”
Swift has talked before about how she wasn’t always as outgoing and popular as she is now. When she was younger, she was unpopular and didn’t have a strong group of friends to call her own.
Now, she is noted to have some of the most iconic and awe-inspiring young women in the world to spend Saturday night’s with. Lorde, Selena Gomez, Cara Delevigne, Emma Watson, and just about ever other celebrity woman in that age group can be seen spending time with the superstar.
When asked how Taylor was able to include each of these girls into her group of friends, she responded with a message that could shape the way girls make friends everywhere.
“A lot of the time I’ll reach out to people to tell them they’re great, and a friendship will come out of them,” she says. “Ella and I – Lorde – we met on our own because her album came out and I sent her flowers and told her it was great and now she’s one of my best friends.”
She goes on to say the following.
“Friendship often comes from admiration … because you’ve established you respect what the person does.”
This message is a lot different than a lot of the media tries to tell girls these days, Instead of looking great, being interested in popular things, and gossiping to fit in, Taylor Swift is telling girls that admiration and respect are the keys to developing a great friendship.
Her message also extended to women of Taylor’s own age group, those in their 20’s. She told Vogue the following.
“Sometimes I think it’s important to remind yourself in your 20’s you don’t necessarily need a reason to feel a certain way because our brains are doing things we don’t even comprehend at the time.”
Sound advice from one of the most down-to-Earth and friendly celebrities in the limelight right now. Her inspiration has even inspired Selena Gomez to develop her own squad of gal pals in the same vein as Taylor, bringing in more girls through the same method.
These two women are showing girls everywhere that you don’t need to be anything other than kind and respectful to have friends. Taylor Swift’s message should be enough to inspire girls all over the world.
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