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Mulling over Kristen Stewart’s celebrity status in the world, at 23 years old, she’s probably right in line with what other 23-year-olds are doing the world over. In “Eclipse”, Jessica gives an almost prophetic speech about what could be applied to Kristen Stewart’s real life:

“When we were five, they asked us what we wanted to be when we grew up. Our things were answers like astronaut, president, or in my case, princess… When we were ten, they asked us again. We answered – rock star, cowboy, or in my case, gold medalist… But now that we’ve grown up, they want a more serious answer. Well, how about this… Who the hell knows? This isn’t a time to make hard and fast decisions. This is the time to make mistakes. Take the wrong train and get stuck somewhere chill. Fall in love – a lot. Major in philosophy because there’s no way to make a career out of that. Change your mind. Then change it again because nothing is permanent. So make as many mistakes as you can. That way, someday, when they ask again what we want to be… We won’t have to guess. We’ll know.”

Kristen Stewart has been moving through the post-high school phase as others her age have done, are doing, and will no doubt do again.

She’s made mistakes. She’s a self-described shy person, and I clearly see her discomfort and nervous tension in all of her interviews. She doesn’t like the spotlight, and she isn’t a girly-girl. She does have her own style, contrary to what media write sometimes, whether it be comfort, casual, or just something that’s tried and true for her and previous generations…Vans or Nikes or Keds anyone?

She’s her own person and finding out all kinds of things about herself. That will change a gazillion (yes, it’s a real denomination, look it up) times before she hits 30.

She’s making mistakes, making right-for-her choices, and both paths have resulted in consequences, good, bad, and indifferent.

The celebrities we hold so high in glorious wonder, awe, envy, and jealousy, are as flawed and imperfect as we are.

In her own way, she’s done amazing things professionally. I’d love to know if she’s associated herself with volunteering her time or donating money to causes close to her heart. Still, she’s 23 years old: invincible.

So she and Robert Pattinson broke up again. A) It’s not our business, B) They’re doing the best they can with what they’ve got, which is what they got from their parents and so on, C) I’m not even sure any of that news is true anyway. How does that kind of info get released in the first place and why? I know they may have publicists, but still…why is that a professional item of note? It’s personal, and we’re talking about two lives here. The ONLY people in any relationship who know what’s really going on in it are those two people in it. That’s it.

So cut her, Robert Pattinson, and all other celebrities some slack.Yes, they knew they’d be in the spotlight. I’m just asking to dim the lights every now and then or even try turning them off completely. There are far more pressing world, national, and local issues on which to direct the spotlight.

They’re beautiful people inside and obviously outside who have baggage, insecurities, low self-esteem issues, along with a plethora of other disorders. I know this because they are human.

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