Cameron Diaz About Money, Fame & Happiness: Powerful Words

by Arjun Walia

“To succeed in your professional life isn’t that hard, but to succeed in your personal life is a lot harder. To really be a human is a lot harder. We forget about that.” — Yann Arthus-Bertand, director of the film ‘Human,’ from which the clip below was taken from.

Celebrities using their voice to inspire people and create awareness about important issues seems to be a very common occurrence these days, and it’s continuing to grow.

This is very encouraging, and something we need more of given the fact that (unfortunately) some of them are made to be worshiped like gods.

Many people want to be like them, look like them, and use the products that they (celebrities) are used to advertise.

Many celebrities are used as corporate billboards, they are literally powerful tools for various corporations and often treated that way, given the fact that they are also huge money makers who develop, in some cases, a cult like following.

Here is a great video of lady Gaga expressing this, among other things.

Russell Brand is another great example of someone who is using their fame to help spark and create change.

We also see that with Jim Carey, who has recently had some of his inspiring messages to humanity go viral.

Woody Harrelson has done the same, along with many celebrities who are use their popularity to spread the message of change.

More inspiring messages from Hollywood celebrities:

Below is yet another example, this time from actress Cameron Diaz explaining how fame or money will not bring you happiness.

Sure, money is a necessary tool in our world to get things done, although it doesn’t have to be this way, but we do need it.

That being said, if you are constantly searching for money, material wealth or fame because you think it will make you happy, it won’t.

If we join the continual search for external possessions and sources for happiness that come from outside of ourselves, we will constantly be searching our entire lives.

You might be thinking, “Ya, I already know this,” but some people don’t, and some people are so caught up life in general that we rarely take time to stop, observe ourselves, see the big picture and ask, “What’s really going on here?” What are we doing? Why are we not happy?

Is it because we are always looking for it in all the wrong places? Not to mention, many of us know this but do not act upon this wisdom.

Real happiness is an inside job, don’t you think?

The type of nourishment one needs to experience joyful and happy states does not come from acquiring anything ‘stuff’ that we think we want, it comes from within, from your thoughts, how you think, from giving, being gracious, service to others and our relationships with our fellow human beings.

Ask yourself, are your thoughts and wants even your own, or have the been programmed into you by mass media and entertainment?