Emma Watson has been the perfect girl role model since she began playing the young Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter movies. Hermione taught a generation of young people to admire intelligence. Not only was she an intellectual badass, she was also passionate, caring, focused, loyal, and witty. And if we thought the fictional character Emma played was our ideal example of being a girl, the real person is somehow even better. Here are just a few reasons why Emma Watson inspires me on the regular.