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Ansel Elgort and 3 More Young Stars Share The Best Advice They’ve Ever Received

Dane DeHaan, Ansel Elgort, Mia Goth and Mia Wasikowska—the stars of Prada’s latest fragrance campaign—reveal the best advice they’ve ever received. Produced by W with Prada Parfums.

Released on 9/13/2016

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Starring: Ansel Elgort, Mia Goth, Dane DeHaan, and Mia Wasikowska

Transcript

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Someone once said to me,
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it was my father actually.
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He said if you have one leg in yesterday,
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and you have another leg in tomorrow,
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then you're pissing all over today.
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And that always stuck with me.
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My father told me when I was young
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to do what you love
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and work really hard at it
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and then everything else will follow.
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I think the best advice that I've received
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is when someone shows you who they are, believe them.
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Best life advice.
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My mom knows a lot of sayings
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and that's one I always go back to.
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When somebody shows you who they are, believe them.
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Is to probably just to trust your instinct.
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You know the only time I've ever been in trouble
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is probably when I didn't go with that gut feeling.
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Money and all that kind of stuff
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will work itself out
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as long as you work really hard
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at something you really love.
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So I try to be present.
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That's the best advice I've ever gotten.