Life Tips from Mary-Louise Parker and Peter Hedges
UNCSA alumni Mary-Louise Parker and Peter Hedges traveled to North Carolina to spend a
week working with students in the School of Drama during the spring semester. The week ended with a special event, during which Mary-Louise
shared a UNCSA-inspired excerpt from her book, “Dear Mr. You,” with a full house.
Before the reading, Peter invited undergraduates to share their experiences from the
week with high school drama students. Here's what they learned:
15 Life Tips from Mary-Louise Parker and Peter Hedges
These are some of our favorite tips shared by students. Be sure to watch the video
above to hear them all:
- Nobody can get anything that is meant for you.
- Learn what makes you special and unique.
- Don't wait for someone to give you success, but make your own.
- Create with your friends. We are each other's secret weapons.
- Love the part of yourself that hates yourself.
- What other people think of you is none of your business.
- It's possible to have both a family life and a career.
- Power comes from silence and honesty.
- Some people won't like you, and that's okay. It's probably a good thing.
- Make a plan for when you don't have a plan.
- Work that makes you passionate is more important than work that makes you money.
- Don't expect to know everything right now.
- If you land in the doghouse, by all means, bark as loud as you can.
- It's not about finding the truth. It's about being truthful.
by Hannah Callaway