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Drew Barrymore and Hilary Duff share insights on dealing with rejection at a young age

Looking back at their young days when they started their career, the actors shared how they understood rejection and got through the same.

Drew Barrymore and Hilary Duff share insights on dealing with rejection at a young age
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Children have a hard time processing and understanding their feelings. While they’re still new to experiences and emotions, it can be tough to help them find a way to feel through and accept certain emotions. One of the major things children have a hard time dealing with is rejection. Knowing something is not meant for a person when they’re young can be difficult to process. Drew Barrymore and Hilary Duff shared their experience and how they figured out what to do when it comes to dealing with rejection at a young age. Sharing a conversation on the Drew Barrymore show, the duo had quite an insight to offer.

Image Source: Drew Barrymore is seen in Times Square on December 11, 2023 in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)
Image Source: Drew Barrymore is seen in Times Square on December 11, 2023, in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)

Drew Barrymore and Hilary Duff, two charming actors who have made quite a few achievements in life and the film industry have surely faced their set of rejections. “I had such a bizarre relationship with rejection so early in my life,” Barrymore said. She then revealed that she appreciated all that she learned from rejection. Having to deal with rejection gave her an important life lesson which the actor shared saying, “There is enough room for everybody and being competitive is unnecessary.” Duff agreed with the actor and confessed that it was a hard lesson to deal with.

Image Source: Hilary Duff arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 12, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/FilmMagic)
Image Source: Hilary Duff arrives at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 12, 2023, in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/FilmMagic)

Elaborating more on her learning, Barrymore said, “People have a competitive spirit and that’s a healthy thing sometimes but it is weird to be a kid and find out that it’s not going to be you.” Barrymore added that once the former idea hits a person, that’s when they learn how to deal with the rejection. “You’re like, ‘Okay, I have to learn how to function through that,’” she said. Duff pitched in sharing how she responds when people ask her about job rejections. She said, “I’m like, ‘There’s so many, I can’t remember.’” She also mentioned how clinging to rejections is not worth it for her and so she “dumps it.”


 
 
 
 
 
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Several people on Instagram pitched in about their experience with rejection. While many look back and are grateful for the same, others prefer discarding the experience and adopting a futuristic approach. @lbourget2024 said, “Unfortunately rejection is part of life and a great opportunity for growth.” @jenny_psarra_ commented, “Learning how to deal with rejection is everything!” @therealdrphyl shares, “That really made me think of how rejection has impacted my own life.” @thegirlwholikesroses noted, “Finally over the rejection thing, and the only person I compete against is the person I was yesterday. With age comes wisdom.”


 
 
 
 
 
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Barrymore has been busting myths on her show with celebrities. In an earlier instance, the actor spoke with artist Pink with an assuring message for all that it’s okay to not always have control over everything. Barrymore asked Pink, “What can I tell myself when I'm afraid my kids will do some of the stuff I did?” To this, the singer gave a splendid response saying that the focus should be on the fact that one has overcome challenges and got through so much to be where they are today. She also stressed the need to strike a balance between preserving a child’s innocence and preparing them for the harsh realities of the world while parenting. "None of us know anything about what we're doing," Pink remarked and agreed that despite the same, the experience is what matters over everything.


 
 
 
 
 
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