MARLO THOMAS
03/10/2014 10:26 am ET | Updated Mar 10, 2014

A Life Lesson From My Mom, From Whoopi Goldberg (VIDEO)

When asked what the most valuable life lesson she’s ever learned, Whoopi Goldberg had a great answer.

Whoopi’s mother told her, “If you're okay with people not liking you, you won't have a problem being yourself. But if you have an issue with people not liking you, then you will run with the pack.”

Whoopi believes it’s important to realize that you can’t please everyone, and that you have to first know who you are before you can be authentic.

“It took a while for me to settle on who exactly I am,” she told us. “It will evolve, but this is it!”

For more about Whoopi's life and career, see the slideshow below:

Life And Career Of Whoopi Goldberg

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