I thought of Hermione from Harry Potter for my response because even though she fears failure and has insecurities, she always knows what she wants and is always true to herself (Emma Watson’s words there too). She doesn’t seek out popularity or fame. She just happens to be the best friend of the Boy Who Lived. And she doesn’t fancy him!
Ironically she’d end up becoming one of the most famous witches ever, and even be on a Chocolate Frog card.
Anyway, I picked this screenshot from the Philosopher’s Stone because it’s the first time Hermione finds acceptance and ultimately two incredibly strong friendships (Harry and Ron have just saved her from the troll in a Hogwarts lavatory, and she’s just saved their arses by lying to the teachers). And that beats having popularity any day.
Plus, Emma Watson is sooo cute. She was a perfect Hermione. ♥
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