I recently watched Cameron Diaz’s part in the documentary called human. While the whole thing is inspirational, what she has to say on fame and happiness is inspiring.
Diaz is clearly much wiser than anyone could imagine. She breaks down fame and how it really isn’t all it’s cracked up to be without being too invasive. The whole roughly five and a half minute long video is truly amazing but if you’re going to take just one thing away from it, this is what you need to take with you.
Chances are you have at some point in your life wanted to be famous or still want to be famous even now. Just because you have money and fame doesn’t mean you aren’t human. You still get sad, you still go through pain, and you still feel things the way any other normal human being would. Being famous doesn’t turn you into a superhero. Fame is not what you might think it is.
This is what Diaz had to say on people being envious of her fame:
“When people say, ‘I want to be like you, I want to be an actor.’ or ‘I want to look like you.’ The question I always ask them is ‘why?’ Like really, why? And especially in America people have this idea of fame, that to be famous means that you’re successful. That you’re happy.
I don’t do what I do because I want to be famous. Being famous is my job. When I’m home with my family and my friends, I am not famous. I am me. I’m Cameron.
Fame does not define me.
If you are looking for fame to define you, you will never be happy. You will always be searching for happiness and you will never find it in fame.
So it goes back to, I think for me, authenticity, intention. Why do you want to do anything you do? Fulfillment comes from within you, not chasing fame.”
Listen to her words for yourself in the video below. What do you think? Do you think Cameron had a good point? I for one think we could all learn a thing or two from this video alone. It begins about thirty seconds in right where she starts talking about fame if you want to watch the whole thing simply begin at the beginning.