Normally when you think of high-profile celebrities, you may think they’re out of touch with society, or their money will solve their problems, or whatever. After hearing this advice that Angelina Jolie gives her daughters about growing up in the world, it reminds us that they really are people too, and they’re a bit more aware of things happening in the world than we think. She says she gives her daughters some pretty simple advice, which is also a good “down to earth” message to them as well. Here’s her quote:
What sets you apart is what you are willing to do for others. Anyone can put on a dress and makeup. It’s your mind that will define you… Find out who you are, what you think, and what you stand for. And fight for others to have those same freedoms. A life of service is worth living… I think of how hard women fought to get us to where we are today. Everything counts, from the way you hold yourself in daily life and educate yourself on your own rights, to solidarity with other women around the world.
Pretty well-said we think. She of course follows that motto. Yes she’s an extremely talented actress with an amazing career, but she’s out there in the world trying to make as much difference as she can, raising awareness, and out there actually getting dirty helping to make that change happen. She’s Goodwill Ambassador and U.N. Special Envoy. She went on to say “My daughters have the freedoms they have because of being American. And we are at our best when we are fighting for others to have the same rights. Particularly other women.”
Some powerful words, and you can see more of what she said here.