focused on giving even when achieving awards. This mindset reminds us all of what really matters, how we can stay focused on being of service to others. Happiness, after all is heightened from helping others as well, and it’s a common purpose for humanity and for being on this planet. Angelina Jolie, who is no stranger in the world of giving back and continuously strives to make a universal impact for the less fortunate and for inspiring others to do the same. She was recognized for the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award in 2013 by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. She quoted the following inspiring words when accepting the award:
“It is an honour and a pleasure to work on behalf of refugee children and victims of rape,” she said. “No matter how much I have to do, how busy my life is, I am always aware that the challenges are absolutely nothing in comparison to what they face on a daily basis.”
– Angelina Jolie
Others who have achieved such an honoring award including Oprah Winfrey, Quincy Jones, Jerry Lewis and Paul Newman.
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