THE CONVERSATION: Emily Morris

 

Tell us a bit about yourself?

I am a fourth year International Studies student, with a focus on immigration, and corruption. I am a member of the University Students Union, and the University Council discipline committee. I love goat and cat videos, skiing, traveling, meeting new people, sleeping, and the occasional night out ☺. I am currently a server, but I hope to have a fulfilling career in the near future, Although I have no idea what that will be as of now.

 

Tell us a few things people wouldn’t know about you?

I love really bad scary movies (Sharknado etc.)

I think my spirit animal is a Pinguin

 I know the full lyrics to more rap songs than I’d like to admit

I’m obsessed with Reddit

What are you passionate about?

Easy. Right after I have a shower, all fresh faced. Sometimes I think the harder I try to get ready, the worse it gets! Haha I really wanted to just say sweatpants, hair tied, chilling with no make-up on… but I resisted.

What are your thoughts on society’s standards of beauty?

I think putting a standard on something so diverse and subjective is crazy. Everyone is beautiful to someone, and everyone thinks there is someone out there more “beautiful” than them. I think there is something beautiful in everyone, and it is too bad that we as a society tend to focus on looks so much and in such a negative way.

What is the most valuable lesson you’ve learned so far in life?

Someone is always going to have an issue with something you did, something you said, the way you look or dress etc. And as hard as it may be, if you can get to a point in your life when you can acknowledge that those opinions of you are more so their issues rather than yours, you will be a lot happier overall. Respect others opinions, but learn when to walk away and move forward if need be. If you spend your time worrying about what others believe and think, you will go crazy, and have a lot less fun.

 

Advice for women/young girls out there?

I think people need to focus less on what others think about them, and work more on how they feel about themselves. Beauty is something people should try to see through themselves, not through the thoughts of others. In the end, people are living for and looking out for themselves, so keep that in mind! This is your life, and your looks aren’t going to impact someone else’s lives the way your kindness, humor or intelligence can. Try to focus on what makes you happy, what you love about yourself, and share that with the world. Also, remember, a compliment can go a long way, especially if it is truly meaningful and not skin deep.

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