Dr. Phil McGraw appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night with some helpful words for Bruce Jenner as we draw closer to the Diane Sawyer interview Friday night. Super helpful. Definitely befitting an individual who devoted his career to providing psychological help to people.
Kimmel asked McGraw what he would ask Jenner if he were the one conducting this huge interview. “I would just say, ’Look, if it’s what you want to do, do it. What the hell does it matter what anybody else thinks?'” McGraw answered. Which is actually a great response — one more people should adopt when discussing this issue. Unfortunately, he then went on.
“That would be the first 30 seconds and I guess we’d spend the next hour and 59 minutes saying, ’You’re almost 80. What’s the point?’ He’s kind of past prime.”
Tender. Jenner is 65 years old for what it’s worth, but it’s never too late to live the life you want for yourself.