Alan Rickman's touching advice to his 16-year-old self.


Letters of Note have shared a poignant submission.

The letter Alan Rickman wrote to his younger self was originally published in the book Dear Me: A letter to my 16-year-old self.

Dear Me is a collection of letters from 75 of the world’s best known personalities including actors like Hugh Jackman, Kathleen Turner, James Franco, authors such as Jodi Picoult and Stephen King and entertainers like the great John Waters.

Alan Rickman’s advice might not seem flashy or over-emotional. But then, neither was the man. It’s earnest, charming, witty and heartfelt.

And today, more than ever, it rings true.