IU recently appeared on tvN‘s You Quiz On The Block where she got honest about her younger years as a superstar.

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IU revealed that she chooses to write songs that represent different years in her life because she notices just how much she changes as time goes by.

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On that note, IU confessed that when she was in her early 20s, she had a hard time loving herself.

I had a serious case of self-hatred when I was younger.

— IU

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And by the time things turned around, she was 25.

I changed when I released ‘Palette.’ There’s nothing that’s surprising, disappointing, or new to me anymore. I learned to accept my flaws as a good thing. I decided to be kind to myself.

— IU

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Now that she has learned to love herself, IU expressed that she’s now making an effort to take care of her health.

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And as for the future, she predicts that she’ll be just as hard-working 10 years from now.

I think I’ll still be working hard. I might even be more meticulous than I am now.

— IU

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It’s safe to say all fans are looking forward to IU’s long career ahead.