In a new interview with Deadline Hollywood, Jolie explained her mindset for living a fulfilling life.
“You have your creative, and you have your work, and every day of your life is going to be about somehow growing as a person,” she told the outlet.
“Somehow feeling you can contribute to the extent that you can get tribute.”
Jolie, who juggles an A-list acting career with being a mother to six children, while also serving as a UN ambassador and humanitarian, explained that life is about finding a balance.
“I think to be a balanced person, you have to find those things that you just purely enjoy.
But, of course, if you aren’t participating in the bigger picture of life, and in being somehow useful, and you aren’t doing something and growing, then really, you’ll find you’re not very happy,” the "Maleficent" actress said.
“Really, you’ll have quite an empty life.”
The Oscar-winning actress recently opened up about motherhood and being a proud American.