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Angelina Jolie says ‘a well balanced person’ helps her avoid the life ‘an empty life’

Angelina Jolie arrives at the British Academy of Film and Television Awards (BAFTA) at the Royal Albert Hall in London, great Britain, February 18, 2018.

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Angelina Jolie has revealed how she avoids living an “empty life.”

In a new interview with Deadline Hollywood, Jolie explained her mindset for living a satisfying life.

“You have to be creative, and you have your work, and every day of your life will be over one way or the other, growing as a person,” she told the outlet. “In one way or another, the feeling that you can contribute to the extent that you can get tribute.”

Jolie, who juggles an A-list acting career with a mother of six children, while it also serves as a UN ambassador and humanitarian explained that life is about finding a balance.

“I think that to be a balanced person, you have to find those things that you just purely enjoy. But, of course, if you are not participating in the bigger picture of life, and in one way or another is useful, and you don’t do something and grow, then really, you will find you’re not very happy,” the “Maleficent” actress said. “Really, you have quite an empty life.”

The Oscar-winning actress recently opened up about motherhood and be a proud American.

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“I am very patriotic, as I know you are. For me, it goes hand in hand with being proud of what America stands for. For example, I am the only person in my house, who was born in America,” Jolie told Elle magazine for their issue of March.

The humanitarian explained how the fact that the U.s. offers freedom to her daughters that other countries simply do not work.

“My daughters have the freedoms they have as a result of the fact that the American,” the Golden Globe recipient said. “And we are at our best when we are fighting for others to have the same rights. Especially other women.”

And when it comes to the upbringing of her daughters, Jolie made sure that Shiloh, 11, Zahara, 13, and Vivienne, the life with the mentality of the brain over beauty.

“I tell my daughters, “What sets you apart is what you’re willing to do for others. Anyone can put on a dress and make-up. It is your mind that will determine. Find out who you are, what you think, and what you stand for. And fight for others to have that same freedom. A life of service is worth it.” Link in the bio for our full March 2018 cover story from the Editor in Chief @NinaGarcia the first ELLE issue, featuring a candid conversation between Angelina Jolie and John Kerry. || #AngelinaJolie by @AndresKudacki, designed by @SamiraNasr.

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“I tell my daughters,” What sets you apart is what you’re willing to do for others. Anyone can put on a dress and make-up. It is your mind that will define you, ” she said.

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