Cameron Diaz Reveals Her Secret Key To Happiness

Dec 16, 2015 08:40 AM EST | By Maria Leonila Masculino

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Cameron Diaz sure knows what happiness means.

The Huffington Post reports the 43-year-old actress shared her thoughts on fame, happiness and fulfillment in a short clip posted by the website Educate, Inspire, Change.

"When people say 'I wanna be like you, I wanna be an actor. I wanna look like you,' the question I always ask is 'Why? Really why?'" Diaz says at the beginning of the video. "And people, especially in America, this idea of fame that to be famous means that you're successful, that you're happy," she pointed out.

"It's not about that. I don't do what I do just because I wanna be famous," she continued. "Being famous is my job." "When I'm home, I am not. And when I'm with my family and friends, I am not famous," she explained.

"I am me," she said. "I'm Cameron and fame doesn't define me."

Diaz, who married rockstar Benji Madden in January of this year, shared an advice on the search for happiness.

"If you're looking for fame to define you, then you will never be happy. You will always be searching for happiness and you will never find it in fame," she said.

So where do you get happiness?

"It goes back to I think authenticity, intention. Why do you wanna do anything you do?" she continued. "Fulfillment comes from within you. By being authentic to yourself. Not chasing fame."

The Bad Teacher actress may be a great adviser in real life especially after she has written two best-sellers on staying healthy: The Body Book: The Law of Hunger, the Science of Strength, and Other Ways to Love Your Amazing Body (2013) and The Longevity Book (2015).

"You have to eat, so just eat the right things," said Diaz at the time her first book was released. "Food is your friend and you have to embrace your hunger absolutely."

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