Jennifer Aniston has spent the majority of her adult life in the spotlight. Not only did she spend ten years playing Rachel on Friends, she has also been cast in many top-rated films including Marley and Me, The Break Up, We’re the Millers, and Horrible Bosses. She has an extensive resume dating back to 1988, and has basically grown up in the public eye.
Because she has created such a name for herself in the television and film industry, she has spent her fair share of time being publicly scrutinized in the tabloids, and constantly followed by the paparazzi. However, she says that she refuses to let them, and their bogus stories, steal her joy.
“You just have to work really hard to tune out the noise and the static,” Jennifer said. “Because it gets louder, and people really have an opinion, and you don’t want to shy away from taking chances for fear of what people will say, or living in the wreckage of the future of what may be if I do this.”
To avoid the drama that comes along with being a celebrity, Aniston explains that she has developed a tight-knit group of friends and tries to remain as humble as possible. “There’s times when you see people climbing and getting success and you start to see, oh, they’re starting to really change. So I always just make the effort to be as humble and grateful as possible,” she explained.
Aniston recently celebrated her 45th birthday and sat down with the Associated Press to talk about her current milestones in life. She revealed that she doesn’t spend her entire life planning what is to come, however she tries to live life one day at a time and reflect on all of the things she has accomplished so far.
“Reflection should be almost a daily thing if possible,” Jennifer said. “Because I was never a ‘where do you see yourself in five years’ person. I had no idea, and I didn’t have a checklist, which really creates a lot less stress in your life.”
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