When it comes to love and friendships, Emma Watson wishes her 15-year-old self know what she knows now.
“I wish someone had told me at 15, ‘You accept the love that you think you deserve.’ I would have approached my relationships completely differently if they had,” she said.
“I like this idea of quality control – that we don’t have to accept just anyone into our lives.
“People talk about love as though it just happens to you – as though you’re a victim in it all, when actually you can make good choices and bad. But women have a natural tendency to want to nurture and take care of men. I tend to date people who are quite introspective. I like deep thinkers.”
“My first two years at Brown weren’t easy, not because I was bullied or because anyone gave me a particularly hard time, but just because, you know, without the collegiate system . . . and at Brown everyone does completely different things and very much chooses their own path, which is great, but it’s also much more difficult, too.
“You’re not with a group of people all the time at one time.”