Cher has captured hearts around the world with a career spanning multiple decades and she’s widely regarded as a cultural icon. It’s a good thing the Emmy award-winning actor isn’t shy about sharing some of her wisdom on social media, adding to her Twitter bio her now-famous advice from a 2018 interview with talk show host Graham Norton, where Cher spoke of a tip she received from her mother: “If it doesn’t matter in five years, it doesn’t matter.” James Corden, one of the most well-known personalities in late night television and host of “The Late Late Show” on CBS says Cher’s advice has changed the way he thinks about life and stressful situations (via HuffPost).
After actor Melissa McCarthy shared some advice she had written to her future self as a teenager on Corden’s CBS show in September 2021, she and her “Nine Perfect Strangers” co-star Nicole Kidman asked him to contribute his own. Corden’s newest advice: “If in doubt, just ask — what would Cher do?”
“She’s got this great thing where she says, if you’re in a spin or really angry and stressed about something, ask yourself: Does this matter in a year’s time? And if it doesn’t matter in a year, it doesn’t matter. And if you think it will matter in a year, then it matters,” he recounted. As Corden added, Cher’s advice encourages one to assess what’s truly important and focus on those things that matter most.