Since getting her record deal nearly a decade ago, Taylor Swift has been breaking record after record, all while doing things the right way.  I can't think of a single time where a parent has had to worry about something Taylor has done.  She remembers she's a role model, and has completely taken it to heart.

Taylor is a smart young woman, and yesterday had an op-ed published in the Wall Street Journal.

In it, Taylor says she hasn't been asked for an autograph, "Since the invention of the iPhone with a front-facing camera. The only memento "kids these days" want is a selfie. It's part of the new currency, which seems to be "how many followers you have on Instagram."

She also predicts that artists won't get more privacy in the future, but quite the opposite:  "Artists who were at their commercial peak in the '70s, '80s and '90s tell me, "It was never this crazy for us back then!" And I suspect I'll be saying that same thing to younger artists someday (God help them)."

There's much more from Taylor, and you can read her entire article here.