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Hot Stuff: Here's What Went Down When Lady Gaga Interviewed the Dalai Lama

Hot Stuff: Here's What Went Down When Lady Gaga Interviewed the Dalai Lama

While Lady Gaga’s name is associated with outrageous outfits, provocative music videos, and extreme outspokenness, we tend to forget about her advocacies towards making the world a better place, which includes empowering members of the LGBT community through her songs. She's also steadfast in her efforts of promoting world peace: Her most recent effort being a conversation with the Dalai Lama on June 26 at the 84th annual United States Conference of Mayors.

 

"Hope is essential to keep the world going." - His Holiness the Dalai Lama #withcompassion #usmc2016 #kindyouth

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In the 20 minute-long interview, Gaga and the Dalai Lama discussed various topics centered on mental health (self-esteem, eating disorders, addiction, self-harm, and suicide, among others), and the latter emphasized the importance of showing compassion to address the world’s materialistic culture.

"When you show more sense of concern [towards] others' well-being, then you also get the feeling, 'Oh, I am something useful to others,'" the Dalai Lama notes.

As the world faces pressing concerns and unfortunate circumstances, the Dalai Lama has this message of hope to everyone: "Many positive, happy things are there if you look [from a] wider perspective. If you look real closely, it appears unbearable. But if you look widely, [you can see] other positive things there."

Watch the full conversation of Lady Gaga and the Dalai Lama in the video below:

 

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Banner photograph from the Dalai Lama Facebook Page

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