I don’t know how you feel about Angelina Jolie. I guess it isn’t important. I am a huge fan of hers, and to put that in perspective, please realize that there are few actors or actresses that I say that about. My list of favorites is severely limited to those who care about humanity and do humanitarian work.
Consequently, I’m a big fan of Robert Redford….Matt Damon….a few others and yes, Angelina Jolie.
So recently she announced that she had undergone a double mastectomy and then had breast reconstruction. She stated that she did this because she was in a high-risk category to have breast cancer in the future. In fact, her mother died at the age of 57 from breast cancer.
She also stated that she felt it was a necessary step because she wanted to be around for her six children.
I was floored by this announcement. Here is one of the most beautiful actresses in the world, a woman whose very livelihood is at least partially dependent upon her looks, giving up part of her sexual arsenal because she loves her children and wants to spend many more years with them.
Now some would say that’s a no-brainer, right? Who wouldn’t want to live longer? But I think that is a bit of an oversimplification. We are all accustomed to Hollywood actors and actresses who are enamored with their physical appearance and who will spend literally millions of dollars to suspend aging and appear beautiful….and then we have Jolie who says “to hell with it” and has her breasts removed because life and the love of her family are more important.
Living Simple…it doesn’t get much simpler than that….love of family and love of life!