It’s a mood, an outlook and a lifestyle.

That moment when, despite your better judgement or the years of being taught to politely agree to things, you just say “f*** off”.

Too many of us, particularly women and girls who grow up thinking they need to be submissive to others, end up becoming people pleasers. But in a 2017 interview that’s being re-shared, Oscar winner Helen Mirren discussed the benefits of doing the opposite.

When asked about the thing she wishes she’d done more as a young woman, she said:

At 70, if I could give my younger self one piece of advice, it would be to use the words “f*** off” much more frequently.

The words are being re-shared on Twitter, striking a particular chord with users of the social media site who admire her honesty.

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