Sweet Tweet: Stephen Colbert Gives Some Seriously True Advice

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Stephen Colbert is a funny, funny man, and he’s also a man who can use his humor to spread awareness and make your day better. He’s got advice for all the teens out there that could make a big difference in your lives.

Stephen Tweeted:

Being a teenager is a very stressful time. You’ve got hormones to deal with, and all those school pressures. You might be stressed about dating or stressed about not dating. You might be worried about how you look, or how you come across to other people. You might have had it up to here with that annoying person in your math class or that teacher who’s totally unfair. We’ve all been there, and it’s not easy.

But, as the old cliché goes, it does get better. School stresses won’t last forever. That annoying person in your class probably will have little or no effect on your life after a while. It doesn’t mean it’s easy now, but it does mean it’s going to be OK, and sometimes it’s best just to relax and get through things.

A lot of times at MTV Act, we ask celebrities and activists what they know now they wish they knew as a teen. K. Michelle said, “That everything shall pass, and not to stress as much.” Lizzie Velasquez said, “It really, really does get better.” Kristen Bell said, “That none of it matters! I would have spent a lot less time being insecure. Cher once told me if it doesn’t matter in five years, it doesn’t matter. And I think there’s a general consensus that she’s a genius, so I’ll leave it at that.” Well said, everyone!

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