With age, comes wisdom.
Jada Pinkett Smith seems to be a prime example of the adage.
The actress and mother turned 42 last week and shared her thoughts about getting older on her Facebook account.
The generally candid star revealed that throughout the years she's had her fair share of struggles and has even suffered from "many addictions, of several kinds."
"What I learned about myself is this, when I was younger I was not a good problem solver, meaning I had a very difficult time with dealing with my problems in life," she explained.
"But today, at 42, I have my wisdom, my heart and my conscience as the only tools to overcome life's inevitable obstacles. I have become a good problem solver with those tools, and I am damn proud."
Will Smith's better half added, "What I hope is that we all continue to gain healthy understanding that life is really about, solving problems, and also about us learning to become masters at solving them."
Jada's poignant post comes after months of speculation that she and her famous hubby are splitting up.
However, in a recent interview with Redbook magazine, the actress said that she tries to keep her head out of the rumor mill and forge ahead.
"I have been affected by gossip and I know people who have been too. I've seen marriages destroyed by gossip. It is cruel," she admitted.
"At the end of the day, all that matters is: Do you love what you see when you look in the mirror? That is it, baby."