Famous Men on Miss Universe 2018's Final Question

What is the most important lesson you have learned?
IMAGE Freepik/ Senivpetro

Twenty-four-year-old Catriona Gray bagged the Miss Universe crown with her answer to this year's final question: “What is the most important lesson you've learned in your life, and how would you apply it to your time as Miss Universe?” 

The advocate of poverty alleviation mentioned her work “in the slums of Tondo, Manila” and the value of gratefulness. She said, “I’ve always taught to myself to look for the beauty of it, and look in the beauty of the faces of the children and to be grateful.” 

This she plans to apply in her work as the new Miss Universe, adding, “I think if I can teach people to be grateful, we can have an amazing world where negativity could not grow and foster, and children will have smile on their faces.” 

Below, we round up what famous men considered as lessons they've learned in their lives:

"Remembering that I'll be dead soon is the most important tool I've ever encountered to help me make the big choices in life. Because almost everything—all external expectations, all pride, all fear of embarrassment or failure—these things just fall away in the face of death, leaving only what's truly important."Steve Jobs, founder of Apple

"You can fail at what you don't want, so you might as well take a chance on doing what you love."—Jim Carrey, actor

"Talent is worthless without commitment. The first thing my coach Glen Mills ever said to me was: 'Everbody has talent—it's what you do with that talent that counts.' I will always remember that."—Usain Bolt, athlete


"It doesn't matter what it is—earn it. It feels good. Five bucks earned is better than 10 bucks given to you, every time. If you feel like crap, look at your life, what you have that you didn't earn. Do something to earn it."—Chris Pratt, actor

"It's not enough to have purpose yourself. You have to create a sense of purpose for others."—Mark Zuckerberg, founder of Facebook

"When you are not feeling happy, pretend you are, and pretty soon you will be."—Bryan Cranston, actor

"Don't think about what you want to do. Think about why you want to do it, and the rest will figure itself out."—Jimmy Fallon, TV host

"When I was five years old, my mother always told me that happiness was the key to life. When I went to school, they asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up. I wrote down 'happy.' They told me I didn't understand the assignment, and I told them they didn't understand life."—John Lennon, musician

"The most dangerous notion a young man can acquire is that there is no more room for originality. There is no large room for anything else."—Henry Ford, founder Ford Motor Company

"Most of us repeat our mistakes throughout life. The key is becoming wise enough to change and learn from those mistakes. I'm still trying."—Laurence Fishburne, actor

Recommended Videos
View More Articles About:
More Videos You Can Watch
About The Author
Esquire Philippines
View Other Articles From Esquire
Latest Feed
Load More Articles
Connect With Us