"If everybody looked the same - we'd get tired of lookin' at each other." That's not Salma's advice, rather a Groove Armada lyric, but she too is campaigning for individuality. 

Speaking at Variety‘s Power of Women luncheon in Beverly Hills, California, on Friday, the actress - who has an 8-year-old daughter - said: "I think the most important thing to tell for the new generations is to have the courage to be unique, to be curious about who they are, instead of trying to blend in.The most important thing to say to the girls is to not try to be like the other girls. Not to try to fit in, but to try to really be profound thinkers that are excited about their differences and explore what they are and who they are and what can come out of the new."

The 49-year-old added: "I think the voice of women can change the world, but we don’t know our voice. We’ve never really investigated. We’ve been too busy for many, many decades and generations, trying to operate within systems that were designed by men. I don't think we really have tapped into our potential or our own creativity... Women represent 50 percent of the population of the world, but even with all of the lack of opportunities, education and all the limitations that come our way, we are 66 percent of the work power of the world... I’m feeling very confident that we are the generation that is going to experience the difference, the transformation... We are such an economical power, women, in the country, and we represent such a strong part of the audience that they cannot ignore us anymore... in a world that is coming apart, women are coming together."

After taking a moment to feel the weight of those poignant words, why not celebrate your individuality - inside and out - by kicking starting your week with this little gem. 

Via Time