Barbara Walters named Miley Cyrus one of her Most Fascinating People of 2013. So Miley opened up to Barbara about the broken engagement, her breakup with Liam Hemsworth. No big revelation. Doesn’t sound like she addressed his hookup with January Jones on Oscar weekend (too bad). Instead, it was as we all assumed – THEY WERE TOO YOUNG. And, also, she became dependent on her relationship:

"I was so scared of ever being alone, and I think, conquering that fear, this year, was actually bigger than any other transition that I had, this entire year. I don't ever want to have to need someone again, where you feel like, without them, you can't be yourself. I don't think I realized what 19 truly is, and I got engaged at 19, and I definitely wouldn't change being engaged. It was so fun wearing a fat rock for a few years. But now, I just feel like I can actually be happy. I wait for those moments of silence, when I'm just at my house, by myself."

I don't think I realised what 19 is...

That's called being 19. I'm an old c-nt at 40 but I still remember the intoxicating combination of youth and love. It makes you stupid.

Duana put it very well -- as she always does -- recently when we were talking about Miley. And so many at that age who think that THIS IS IT right now. It's correction and over-correction. And a broken engagement is waaaaaay easier to correct than anything more permanent.