Thursday Thoughts: Why Mindy Kaling is My Spirit Animal

I know that I wrote a whole post about Mindy Kaling in the past (and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler), but after rereading her book and watching old Office episodes, the girl crush has only grown stronger. I think there is such an obvious reason why people gravitate to funny people- they keep you laughing and they tell it like it is. Here are some of my favorite Mindy Kaling quotes and advice on life that I will just let you read for yourself. 

“Teenage girls, please don’t worry about being super popular in high school, or being the best actress in high school, or the best athlete. Not only do people not care about any of that the second you graduate, but when you get older, if you reference your successes in high school too much, it actually makes you look kind of pitiful, like some babbling old Tennessee Williams character with nothing else going on in her current life. What I’ve noticed is that almost no one who was a big star in high school is also big star later in life. For us overlooked kids, it’s so wonderfully fair.” 

“I'm the kind of person who would rather get my hopes up really high and watch them get dashed to pieces than wisely keep my expectations at bay and hope they are exceeded. This quality has made me a needy and theatrical friend, but has given me a spectacularly dramatic emotional life.” 

“Sometimes you just have to put on lip gloss and pretend to be psyched.” 

“I just want ambitious teenagers to know it is totally fine to be quiet, observant kids. Besides being a delight to your parents, you will find you have plenty of time later to catch up.” 

“If I’m at a party where I’m not enjoying myself, I will put some cookies in my jacket pocket and leave without saying good-bye.”

 “I don’t think it should be socially acceptable for people to say they are “bad with names.” No one is bad with names. That is not a real thing. Not knowing people’s names isn’t a neurological condition; it’s a choice. You choose not to make learning people’s names a priority. It’s like saying, “Hey, a disclaimer about me: I’m rude.” 

What's Your Favorite Quote or Inspirational Person? I'd Love to Know!

Happy Thursday! Hope you have a great end of the week!

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