A Letter to Robert Downey Jr.

Dated 4 April 2018:


Dear RDJ,

You’re like a fine wine. You simply get better with age. And you just turned 53! I’ve been idolizing you for nearly 4 and a half years now. It really doesn’t seem like that at all. I still remember the exact words that came to my mind when I first saw you as Iron Man: “Wow. This guy is cool.” I honestly never thought that you become so important to me and play such a big role in shaping my character as a young teenage girl.

You have taught me, through your own life, the true meaning of determination, self-acceptance and second chances. Your mistakes have shown what it truly means to get back up and live your dream. Throughout my ups and downs, I looked at your ups and downs, with the faith and confidence that I would find the right solutions to my problems. And I did. Every single time.

You taught me the meaning of success, the importance of loving yourself, and you showed immense dignity in your rebellious personality. Because of you, I have learned to seek the light when all is dark, to speak up when all is silenced and to break the stereotype when conformity prevails.

Maybe I’m just overestimating your influence. Maybe I’m biased towards you. Maybe I look up to you only because I see in you everything I wish to see in myself one day. But whatever it is, I need to thank you.

Thank you for being who you are and doing what you do and thank you for making a difference.

I have a lot more to say, but until next year, I think this much will suffice.

Best wishes,


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