Kelly Clarkson and Glennon Doyle stressed on the importance of prioritizing happiness while responding to a fan who was stressed over their career on the former’s show.
Doyle stated, "Women are not screwed up, we're just often screwed over. Sometimes we don't need more therapy, we need reproductive freedom and we need equal pay and we need to feel safe walking down our own streets.”
She added, “So I think when we get together and talk about these things we start to remember that there's nothing wrong with us and when we're not silenced and siloed, we can just quit blaming ourselves and each other and go out and change the world to fit us and not the other way around.”
Clarkson then said, "I actually had to say that actually, personally. I was doing too many things, there were too many places. I feel like too, you can't really excel at anything if you're doing everything, you know what I'm saying?"
The author asserted, "Asking me what you should do is like asking people for directions they've never been, right? There's no map that I can give you, but you do have an inner compass. And all of life is about honoring that inner compass instead of other people's expectations of you.”
Clarkson then said she could relation to the situation the fan was in, “I used to think like that too. I'm like, 'Oh, in my twenties I should be doing this. I should be doing this.' Look, I'm 39. I'm gonna be 40 next April and I still am like, 'What makes me happy? Where should I go?'”
She further stated, "You're always gonna have that conversation, like just ghost of Christmas future. It's never gonna change. You're gonna be 60 years old probably going, 'Man, I don't know. I could do this now.' I wouldn't say just 'cause your age. I always like to do, what's going to make me happy in the moment. What's gonna be fun. What seems exciting.”