Naga Munchetty's younger self would be 'horrified' by state of social media

In sharing the advice she’d give her younger self, BBC Breakfast host Naga Munchetty revealed teenage-her be horrified to see the current state of social media she’d later find herself become a target of.

Naga, 46 – who is part of the Beeb’s Breakfast show team as well as helms her own BBC 5 Live show – mused on how growing up as the daughter of an immigrant family shaped her work ethic and forged her desire to succeed.

In doing so, she covered off what she wishes she’d been able to tell herself growing up, while also sharing her current thoughts on a multitude of personal subjects.

She mused in The Big Issue’s Letter To My Younger Self this week: ‘My younger self would be horrified at this world in terms of social media. There are so many angry, unhappy people around.

‘What motivates someone to get on to Twitter or Instagram to say “This person is ugly” or “I hate this person”?

‘If someone has actively gone to their phone to type that, there’s got to be something deeply miserable in their lives. So I don’t care about them. I just don’t care.’

Elsewhere, the star revealed she was ‘insecure and worried a lot’ and that when she thinks about her younger self now she gets ‘quite angry that I didn’t know what I know now’ when it came to being confident.

Reflecting on the advice she’d been given over the years, a time she felt totally free while travelling with girlfriends in Europe, as well as her younger self’s ‘shame’ at her avid love of golf as an adult, Naga also candidly spoke about ‘not being fancied’ at school but what it taught her as an adult.

The journalist wrote: ‘I didn’t have a boyfriend until I was 17. But he was wonderful, my first boyfriend. I was with him for a couple of years.

‘I think it’s so good to have boyfriends and girlfriends when you’re younger, because you learn to accept that things don’t necessarily last, and they don’t have to. You can enjoy the time you have. You’re changing, things change. But ending relationships will always cause pain, so do it with kindness.’

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