Cameron Diaz, 2013
I swear to god, this is why I love getting older. Just being in the moment.
Women are told if they don't defy nature and stay 25 for the rest of their lives, it's a personal failure.
But I don't want to stay where I was. I don't want to be stagnant. That's where parasites breed. We want fresh, flowing water, from a good source.
A lot of people chase after it because they've been told, "This equals happiness." They chase it, they get it, and then they find out, "Why did I think this was going to make me happy? I'm miserable."
People think of discipline as deprivation. They think it means, 'I can't have all these things I want.' But it actually allows you to have everything you want. You just can't have a sh--ton of it.
Discipline is just being conscious of your choices. People are screwed up about it. They go from one extreme to the other.
I don't have any guilt over anything. It's all one big experience of being alive and engaged.
That's what life is about, being honest with yourself and not being afraid. Fear and failure and all the things that come with pain are actually the best things for you - if you go toward them with the purpose of getting stronger.
Learning is the whole point of life. Nothing's for free. Your personal growth, the questions you ask yourself, the lessons you learn - they're your responsibility. Your desire to be happy or not is all up to you.
I'm 41 years old - I have been through everything, OK? I'm grateful for all of it - whether it was something quick and passing or something that lingered too long. There is not one thing I've been through that hasn't been a lesson that led me to this moment, and I can't believe how great life keeps getting.
I don't know if anyone is really naturally monogamous. We all have the same instincts as animals. But we live in a society where it's been ingrained in us to do these things.
I truly believe that when you don't understand your body, you forget how to be kind to yourself.
I'm just doing. like, a call to my ladies out there, saying keep your options open. Don't do it for-ever.
I was really self-conscious about people thinking that I thought I was pretty. So I learned to make fun of myself to make people feel more comfortable around me.