Star Wars alum Carrie Fisher is writing an advice column on The Guardian, and hopes to reach out to the “younger members” of society.
“Throw it at my wall and see what sticks.”
Carrie has been through enough experiences, both wonderful and horrible, throughout her nearly seventy years on this earth to make her the perfect surrogate mother, aunt, grandmother, what have you to pour out your heart to and ask for advice. And she’s giving you the opportunity to do that in her new advice column at The Guardian.
But while she’s not exactly turning away older people, she really wants to help the younger generations, those who are perhaps chasing after fame or love, or experiencing peer pressure to do drugs and drink. Fame, love, drugs and alcohol are just some of the things Carrie has been through, and she’s eager to share the wisdom she’s learned with “the younger members of our congested world.”
"I can’t help you with your homework; but I can tell you what I did if I’ve had an experience like yours. Throw it at my wall and see what sticks. What you do with that info is up to you."
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You might think after all the challenges she’s faced, Carrie might be a bit of a bitter person to go asking for advice from. But as Carrie herself attested, “I’ve turned out to be (at close to 70) a kind of happy person (go figure!).” What better person to talk to, then, about your problems? If Carrie is happy following “a life filled with pratfalls and accidents,” even if it took several decades for her to get to a positive state of mind, she can surely help you get there, too.
But make no mistake: this is an advice column, not a medium through which you can ask her about her experiences in Star Wars and what it was like returning to it after thirty years, and can you give us any hints as to what we’ll see in Episode VIII? No. This column is for people who need help and guidance. Don’t waste Carrie’s time with questions she has already answered somewhere else or she can’t answer at all. She wants to help people, and as much of a help telling us all the Episode VIII secrets would be to us, a Star Wars fan site, it’s hardly effective for people with real world problems.
But do let people know about it. There may be young adults out there Carrie can truly help through a crisis. And no matter what age you are, if you have a problem you’d like Carrie’s advice on, shoot her a question! All she can do is say no, but there’s always the possibility she’ll answer someone else whose question is just like yours. Just shoot her an email at email@example.com.