Taylor Swift says some of her ”biggest mistakes” have been her ”best lessons” in life.
The 24-year-old musician insists she always takes the positive from every situation and even though she has had to deal with bullying as a teenager at school and had her heart broken by boyfriends, she has used those experiences to make her a better person and a better artist.
Speaking to ASOS magazine, she said: ”As much as I would really like to have saved myself heartache, embarrassment or gossip, I also know that my biggest mistakes have turned into my best lessons and sometimes my greatest career triumphs.
”The songs I’ve written about moments of humiliation, embarrassment or devastation have gotten me the greatest sense of clarity. If my life had been turbulence free, no bumps in the road at all, maybe my music would be more beige, maybe the stadiums wouldn’t be so full and the mantle would be a little more empty.”
Taylor – who has previously dated One Direction’s Harry Styles, Jake Gyllenhaal and John Mayer – has regrets and has learnt to deal with them and she is always wary of people who claim they don’t have haven’t made mistakes.
The ‘Shake It Off’ singer added: ”I can’t stand having regrets but you’re supposed to have them. Anybody who tells you they went through life without regret or error, isn’t telling you the truth and they shouldn’t be trusted.”